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Network set up

Discussion in 'Networking' started by roalex, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. roalex

    roalex Thread Starter

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    hi! can anybody tell why I can not setup my Network at home and communicate with my two computers?
    in one I have Xp Pro and in the other one 98SE can somebody tell me the exact procedure. a have a router the same name in the group name, but I don't know what I am doing wrong. Hopefully somebody can help me out
    Thank you : :p
     
  2. TxBear

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    Try the XP Network Setup wizard, please click HERE
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    If you do things manually, then you are better equipped for understanding how to solve any problems. 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, make sure you turn of XP's 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 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 networkcs 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 works fine so there is no need to change that either.
     
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