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Discussion in 'Networking' started by hammi_poop, Sep 20, 2006.

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  1. hammi_poop

    hammi_poop Thread Starter

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    ok both computers are running xp, desktop and laptop, ive set up both to be in same work group and firewalls are off, but however i cant seem to browse files etc. the other computer doesnt display in the network computers part, and if it does i get this error saying, network path not found when trying to use it. i read some where that im mixing some protcols, NetBEU and IPx/SPx Compatible Protocol but i dont know how to install these as they are not on the list of possible installs please help me
     
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    You say that the firewalls are off, but have you enabled file/print sharing?
     
  3. hammi_poop

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    ye on both
     
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    FYI, you only need TCP/IP. NETBEUI is an old protocol that does not use the internet. IPX/SPX is used for Novell networks.

    Are you sure that the computer are in the same network, with regards to the IP address, subnet mask and workgroup name?
     
  6. hammi_poop

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    ok, i know there in same ip and workgroup and i guess there in same subnet mask
     
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    well you would need to know that ;)

    what you need to do is PING the computers to see if you can talk to each other.
     
  8. frizzy

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    go to start
    run type CMD
    go to c root
    will look like C:\
    type ipconfig /all
    will look like
    C:\ipconfig /all
    check subnet here do on all machines
    to enable netbeui
    go to network right click go to properties right click local area connection
    highlight tcpip properties again go to advanced then WINs tab
    set netbeui

    did I get that right??
     
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    You don't have to go to the c root ;)
     
  10. Bob Cerelli

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    The basics for troubleshooting are:

    1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

    2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

    3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

    4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

    5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

    6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

    7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

    8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

    9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

    10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

    There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
     
  11. hammi_poop

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    i didnt understand the part about how to enable netbeui but i checked all the details and they are the same on both comps. also how do you ping?i think i know and if its what i think it is it doesnt work
     
  12. Bob Cerelli

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    You don't need to do anyting with NetBEUI.

    To Ping - start / run / cmd

    Then
    ping IP_address or name

    e.g. ping 192.168.0.1 or ping computer_name
     
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