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Solved: Can't get 2 computers networked, what am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Bobby, Mar 14, 2005.

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  1. Bobby

    Bobby Thread Starter

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    Just visiting my mom for a week and can't manage to get her to machines to talk to each other.

    They are both using Windows ME, both have the same workgroup name (identical in capital letters too), each has its own computer name, each has a shared folder (I made it the hard drive C to simplify things), in the "Configuration" tab of "My Network Places" each has "File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" installed, each has "Client for Microsoft Networks" as the "Primary Network Logon, each has "I want to be able to give others access to my files" and "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printers" in the "File and Print Sharing" tab, and each has "Share-level access control" checked in "Access Control".

    The computer in the bedroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (bedroom), while the computer in the livingroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (livingroom).

    What am I missing here?
     
  2. blin

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  3. Bobby

    Bobby Thread Starter

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    I had a look at the ping instructions you suggested but I can't follow it all.
    It looks like the "subnet" may be different, in one case it's 255.255.255.0 and the other case is 255.0.0.0.
    Other than that everything appears to be working normally.
    At one point in the suggestions they talked about using netbios over TCP/IP but I have no idea what they are talking about and how to implement it.

    any other ideas?
     
  4. Raijin Z

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    Different subnets? Easy fix. In the network control panel, select TCP/IP for your video card and click the properties button. Manually set the IP address and subnet mask on each system.

    192.168.0.1
    255.255.255.0

    192.168.0.2
    255.255.255.0

    Simple, I think.
     
  5. StumpedTechy

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    Damn! Where the hell is the TCP/IP on my video card!

    Sorry man had to do it!
     
  6. Bobby

    Bobby Thread Starter

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    Ok, found the solution.

    In the properties fiield of TCP/IP Wireless/G PCI Adapter, one of the computers did not have "Detect connection to network media" enabled.

    By the way, changing the TCP/IP settings manually and the subnet resulted in not being able to access the internet anymore so I had to go back and have it assigned automatically.

    Thanks to all for your help.
     
  7. blin

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    thank you for the update. we need that.
     
  8. JohnWill

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    You can use the thread tools at the top right to mark your post solved once you have resolved the problem. :)
     
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