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Networking problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by almarsh0815, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. almarsh0815

    almarsh0815 Thread Starter

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    Hello folks! I have a problem with networking two machines with Win 98 as OS. The machine that is giving me the problem is a Gateway desktop with the SBC home internet sharing 2Wire modem.

    The gateway system will not allow me to see the network nor will it show the file and printer sharing tab when I right click on the device. I've gone into CP to make sure that all the the networking componets were set to enable the file and print sharing as well each Primay Network Login. What am I doing wrong? Can some one help me with this problem? If you need more info let me know and I will provide. Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0 for most small networks.

    Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses.

    PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

    All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

    If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

    While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
     
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