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Sharing Files on a Campus LAN

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  1. H1Man

    H1Man Thread Starter

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    I am on a campus network and I am trying to share files with a couple of my friends. So I created a new workgroup. And I told my friends to join it and they did. But I can only see myself and nobody else. And my friends cannot see all the members. (For example, "Joe" can see "Chaz" but not "Mike" and "Jen"). I don't know why this is happening. Can anybody help? I am running Windows 2000 with SP4. Most of my friend are running Windows XP Home with all the available updates.

    Are there any restrictions that I need to follow in choosing a workgroup name and a computer name? Do I need to worry about my IP Gateway address or Subnet Mask? ( I heard that the last two digits must be the same).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yellow_grrl

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    The workgroup name MUST be the same, whereas the computer name is not a factor... also just ensure that the file/printer sharing option under properties have been enabled. :)
     
  3. JohnWill

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    It's very likely that your school has restricted such activity for bandwidth considerations on the LAN.

    Can you PING the other computers? If not, there's no point in going farther. :)
     
  4. yellow_grrl

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    That is a good poss, i wood take and check it out wit sumone around the campus who knows their stuff :)
     
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