[Solved] XP files

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Hi guys!

I am ver unfamiliar with XP. I am trying to configure a laptop, so that it can hit our work network (Novell Netware 5). While fumbling around, I have come across what seems to be where I would configure the network. While setting it up (control panel-network and internet connections-), I went throught the home or small office network. Now I am in the properties of it, and trying to install a Microsoft for Netware client, like in 98. When I do this, it is asking for the location of the drivers. I searched for .cab files, and found them to be in c:\I386 and c:\setupdlx. When I point to either of these locations, it says that it can't find any of the files needed. It doesn't give me a list of the files, specifically, and Microsoft for Netware networks is not available to choose for a client. Again, I am very stupid with XP. Am I missing something simple? Did I explain it in a way that makes sense?

Thanks for any help,

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I am still messing around with this network connection. If I double click the network connection icon, the General tab show that I am connected. The Support tab shows that the computer grabbed an IP address, on our network, and has the correct Gateway and Subnet. I don't get a login on startup though, and I cannot see anything on the network, if I go to My Computer.

It looks like I am very close. Not being familiar with XP, I am guessing that I am missing something very simple and small.

Hope this helps some more.

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Ok, here is one more update. I can see some of the computers, under workgroup names, but I can't see the servers, and don't get a login prompt. Any help would be great.

Thanks again!
 
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To get all computers to "see" each other in XP you need to have TCP/IP and Client for MS Networks (Sharing also if you want to share printers) in the Properties of your LAN. All computers must have the same Work Group name. If the WG names are different, you won't see the others.
 

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Thanks for the reply Emtronics! That is in a peer to peer network, correct, as far as the workgroup names needing to be the same? We are on a Novell Server network. It appears that I may have set that up as a peer to peer connection, though I have no idea when/where/how, since I saw no options for any type. Is there a step that I missed?
 
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I have not tried setting up a Novell client under XP, but I found this from Windows Help:

IPXInternetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is the native NetWare protocol used on many earlier Novell networks. This section explains how to integrate Network Connections clients into a NetWare IPX network.

The IPX/SPX protocol is not available on Windows XP 64-Bit Edition.

Support for NetWare
Your computer must run a NetWare redirector to see a Novell NetWare network. This redirector is called Client Service for NetWare (CSNW).

A remote access server is also an IPX router and Service Advertising Protocol (SAP) agent. Once configured, remote access servers enable file and print services and the use of Windows Sockets programs over IPX on the NetWare network for Network Connections clients. Remote access servers and their Network Connections clients use the PPP IPX Configuration Protocol (IPXCP), as defined in RFC 1552, "The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPXCP)," to configure the remote access line for IPX.

IPX addressing for remote clients
Network Connections clients are always provided an IPX address by the remote access server. The IPX network number is either generated automatically by the remote access server, or a static pool of network numbers is given to the remote access server for assignment to Network Connections.

For automatically generated IPX network numbers, the remote access server uses the NetWare Router Information Protocol (RIP) to determine an IPX network number that is not in use in the IPX network. The remote access server assigns that number to the connection.

For information about configuring a connection, see To configure a connection. For information about configuring NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol, which is the Windows XP implementation of IPX, see To configure NWLink.

To configure incoming connections to use IPX, see To configure an incoming connection to use IPX.

P.S. Make sure you are using the same Frame type and size.
 

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I wasn't able to mess with this yesterday, but I got it working today. I got the Novell Client for WinXP v4.83 off of Novell's download site. Once I installed it, I hit the network immediately.

Talk to you guys later,

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