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LAN troubles
gurps Dec-12-01 10:22 PM
I have two machines, one is a p3 700 ibm thinkpad laptop, with a intel pro 100 mini/PCI NIC, and the other is my duron 750 desktop with a Netgear FA312 NIC.

Both run windows ME, and i have tried basicly to establish a basic file sharing, with a Cat5 crossover cable.

using your guide "How to Network Two Windows 95-98 Computers"

both pcs can not see each other...

i need help


Gurps


1. RE: LAN troubles
JKennedy55 Dec-13-01 00:03 AM
In response to message 0
What protocols do you have installed and what are your TCP/IP properties?

2. RE: LAN troubles
gurps Dec-13-01 09:09 AM
In response to message 1
on my desktop computer the protocols installed are :

IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol -> NETGEAR FA311/312 PCI Adapter
TCP/IP-> Dial-up Adapter
TCP/IP->NETGEAR FA311/312 PCI Adapter
settings for which are
ip: 192.168.1.1
subnet mask:255.255.0.0
WINS: Disabled
no gate way
Disable DNS
Default protocol
Detect connection to network media (ticked)

For my laptop computer the settings are:
IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol-> Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCI
TCP/IP->Dial-Up Adapter
TCP/IP->Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCIip
ip: 192.168.1.2
subnet mask:255.255.0.0
WINIS:Disabled
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
default protcol
Detect connection to network media (ticked)

I hope that anyone can help me.


3. RE: LAN troubles
lbyard Dec-13-01 02:23 PM
In response to message 2
Start with hardware when a network doesnít work. A crossover cable that was not made correctly or not made with the correct plugs/cable is the leading cause by far of a new network that is totally inoperative. Many custom cables are not properly tested on an operating network before they are sold. Check both plugs according to http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/hardware.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable6.htm. What do the LEDs on the network adapter(s) tell you? Larry

4. RE: LAN troubles
gurps Dec-13-01 04:12 PM
In response to message 3
Both ends plugged in ok.
Cable is fine, has a "crossover"(i.e. matching the pattern that your guide said), and has been tested to be working.

On the Netgear card there is one led constantly on and one that , goes on but not very often and only really during start-up.

The Intel PRO on my laptop, has two LEDís, a green one which is constantly on and a yellow on which also goes on and off occasionally.

Something I spotted, when pinging the local host.
On each of the computers. The laptop has "TTL 128" on the end of each attempt.

While, my desktop has "TTL 64" on the end.

I hope that this can shed some light on the problem


5. RE: LAN troubles
gurps Dec-13-01 04:17 PM
In response to message 3
Both ends plugged in ok.
Cable is fine, has a "crossover"(i.e. matching the pattern that your guide said), and has been tested to be working.

On the Netgear card there is one led constantly on and one that , goes on but not very often and only really during start-up.

The Intel PRO on my laptop, has two LEDís, a green one which is constantly on and a yellow on which also goes on and off occasionally.

Something I spotted, when pinging the local host.
On each of the computers. The laptop has "TTL 128" on the end of each attempt.

While, my desktop has "TTL 64" on the end.

I hope that this can shed some light on the problem


6. RE: LAN troubles
BBATES Dec-13-01 04:33 PM
In response to message 5
I assume that you checked to make sure your workgroup names are exactly the same and computer names are NOT the same?

7. RE: LAN troubles
gurps Dec-13-01 04:37 PM
In response to message 6
Workgroup = WORKGROUP
Laptop computer name = IBM
Desktop Computer name = SSC

8. RE: LAN troubles
lbyard Dec-14-01 07:57 PM
In response to message 7
Those names are OK; however, I have seen cases where the names had to be reentered even though they looked OK. Perhaps something is being overlooked and http://duxcw.com/faq/network/brreq.htm may help. Many times uninstalling and reinstalling everything network will fix a problem. Larry

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