help needed reinstalled windows.....
I had my network working GREAT just yesterday... Then windows was locking up on me, and it had been several months since my last install.. (I "tweak" windows so I always have to reinstall frequently)
but now I can't even get my computer to show up under network neighborhod.. under client for microsoft networks, file and printer sharing all set up, and both tcp/ip and ipx/spx installed... light on my NIC isn't even on when I plug in the cable... but with my experiences, I've had a computer set up, without a NIC, and it still showed itself under network neighborhood... so I don't think it's the card... that, and It was working yesterday... Please let me know, It's my fastest computer, with a 19" monitor that I can't setup on my network! I cut pulled the modem and phone line from the server, and put it in this one, so I could surf with the 19" =)
Not showing up in Network Neighborhood doesn't mean you don't have connectivity. Can you ping? If you are plugged directly into a hub, is the hub link light on, or is it on from the server room hub if you are connected to a patch panel. If you don't have a light on at the hub, change the card. Even if you do, the light not being active on the card itself, while not being an absolute, does give you a starting point. If you have reloaded the drivers, microsoft client and protocols, etc.., I would try a known good card in that box or try the "bad" card in a known good machine.
What version of windows are you using?
What type of network are you connecting to? (ie. netware, unix, nt)
If you can, try a known good machine in place of yours. This will verify your network cabling to the hub & server.
Also try switching nics around.
You may need to completely uninstall and reinstall the networking on your machine.
A little advice...
When something goes wrong in windows, reinstall ONLY as a last resort. I've found that reinstall doesn't always work and can do more harm than good.
Hope this helps!
Good Luck! [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
If you cannot see your computer in network neighborhood then the first step is to uninstall the ipx/spx compatible protocol and then reinstall it after booting.
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