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help with home networking
tosburg Aug-18-01 06:38 PM
Here's the deal:
I have 2 computers (both running Windows ME) and I bought a LinkSys BEFSR41 v.2 (Etherfast cable/DSL Router with 10/100 4 Port Switch) and set them up on a network. 2 users are supported (but I can add more if I need to) and I am running the workgroup model. The problem is that the computer downstairs (called "Cece") cannot see the network at all when I go into Network Neighborhood and click on "Entire Network." All I get is a blank window with no icons at all. I have gone into network properties and set my computer upstairs (called "Ted") to be the Master Browser (enabled) and LM Announce set to Yes. "Cece" is set to Master Browser disabled and LM Announce to yes. All the TCP/IP adapter stuff is in as well as NETBEUI and it is set to automatically obtain an ip from the router (as it is DHCP enabled). Printer and File Sharing are also enabled on both machines. I am using CAT5e network cables.
If I go to the command prompt in DOS and type in "net view", I can see "Ted" and "Cece" then. Heck, "Cece" can't even see herself in Network Neighborhood. However, "Cece" can access the internet just fine. "Ted" can see everything. Also, here is the funny part, if I do a search on computers (from "Cece") and type in "Ted" to search for, IT FINDS IT! I can then access the shared folders on Ted! Why is this happening and why can't "Cece" see the network (including herself)? Is maybe the switch in my router doing something funny with the traffic? Anyways, I'm wracking my brains out trying to find out why this is happening. I hope you can shed some light on the subject.

2. RE: help with home networking
lbyard Aug-18-01 08:29 PM
In response to message 0
I am in a rush (THE wife's birthday is tomorrow and gotta go buy her something)... There is a known Me problem... It may look for a BrowseMaster with only one of the installed protocols. If the other computer does not have that protocol installed, it may not see it and request the Browse list. Make sure that Cece has all of the protocols that Ted has installed and vice versa. Look over our networking FAQs on workgroup names, etc. Try mapping (http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/map.htm) one of Tedís drives on Cece and opting to connect on startup. Larry

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