light is on on the hub, and the NIC... but when I go to network neighborhood, theres nothing! what should I do? file and printer sharing is set.. and I clicked my hard drive icon and set up the sharing... what else do i have to do?
Did you set up the right protocols? IPX/SPX, TCP/IP and possibly NetBEUI? They all need to be installed also for your NIC. Control Panel, Network, Add, Protocol. Also, do you have A Client for Microsoft Networks installed? Same procedure, just click Client instead of Protocol. Do this on all boxes connected. Hope this helps.
Right click on Network Neighborhood and do a find computer. Look for the computer name of the other PC's or try to ping if you have IP's set up. Do this to see if you have connectivity. Just because they dont show up in NN doesnt mean you cant map drives, share files, etc. If you must have them show in Network Neighborhood, install Netbeui, reboot, and remember to hit the refresh key in NN a few times before you close it.
I know next to nothing about Networks, (and please excuse if you already know this) but do you have identical names in each pc's Workgroups?
ktwebb is right, because on one pc I won't see both NN pc's, but when I switch my monitor to my other pc, it shows both NN pc's, and I can file/print share with both.
[This message has been edited by socalgal (edited 09-28-99).]
No, in fact if two or more PC's on a LAN have indentical computer names you will get a Protocol 38 error when you bootup and at least TCP/IP will probably be disabled. So, different computer names for each PC. Did you install Netbeui?
I reread my post and I want to add in case I misunderstood. Identical name for the workgroup, but unique Computer name. My workgroup at work is Edutek but each PC has a unique Comp name. ie. Comp1, comp2, etc...
[This message has been edited by ktwebb (edited 09-28-99).]
One of the main reasons a network can't operate properly is adapter conflicts
irq settings and such like
in control panel/system/device manager/
select computer/properties then look for your network adaptor in the list if it shows any warning symbols on it then you have conflicts.(Please note that not all conflicts show up when you select network adapter/properties in your device manager)
If there are no warning signs there then you should look at things like cable etc:
krohn, you have not updated your situation, but I wanted to make it clear so you did not waste your time. It does not necessarily mean you do not have connectivity just because other nodes are not showing up in Network Neighborhood. Set up IP's if they dont have any already, and ping. Or do a find on a computer name.
In order to get a network functioning you really only need 2 things.
A protocol and a 'redirector' in common. The redirector is probably Microsoft Networking.
The Protocol can be any protocol really... so long as they are the same protocol on both (or all) machines.
Netbeui will function fine on a small LAN and will give you the ability to share files between the two computers.
IPX/SPX will also work fine, even if you don't have a Novell network you can still use IPX/SPX.
Now neither of these give you the ability to be on the internet... and I'm assuming thats the ultimate goal here... sharing a connection between the computers.
That protocol is, of course TCP/IP! There are some things you should be aware of with TCP/IP.
The ip address is divided into two areas... the 'network' and the 'host'. Each pc, or host, must be identified my a host portion of the IP that is NOT used by another host on that 'network'
How is this Ip divided into these two regions? The Subnet mask!!! Basically, for small networks atleast, you have two numbers in the mask-- 255 and 0. The 255's are clumped together and then the zero's are clumped together... 255.255.0.0 or 255.255.255.0 The 255's are the network portion of the IP and the 0's are the host portion.
For small networks ALL PC's should have the same network IP (i.e. 192.168.1.x) then change 'x' for each machine on your network starting wit '1' and stopping at '254' BTW, if you have more than 254 PC's on your network you probably have exceeded the scope of this posting.
Now, give each PC an IP on the same 'network' 192.168.1.--- Be *SURE* each PC has the EXACT SAME subnetmask.
You might have problems connecting to PC's if you do try connecting to the IP (Start-> run -> \\192.168.1.1\Share
If this works then add netbeui if you need to connect by the name of the PC... atleast thats the easy quick fix.
Also, to share your internet connection your going to have to have a program like wingate running on the PC with the modem.
Then make the TCP/IP setting called 'Default Gateway' hold the IP address of the PC with the modem.
Hope this helps!
Jerry Lees, MCSE MCP+I MCT
i didn't have ipx/spx installed... that was it... sorry for not posting sooner.
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