Hi and thanks for your help, it's taken a while but I have a bit more info.
I have a workgroup and a domain on the network but I haven't worked out how to get the workstations added to the domain, but that's a different problem. At the mo I would just like to get them communicating properly.
The computer (laptop) that I am having the trouble with has the following settings.
- Windows 2000 Pro
- Computer name 'T2'
- Client for MS networks
- File and print sharing for MS
- Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Settings for TCP/IP are:
- IP address 192.168.1.102
- Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
- Default gateway 192.168.1.100
- Preferred DNS Server 192.168.1.100
It is part of the 'main' workgroup.
I can ping all the other computers on the workgroup and the server but when I try to ping T2 from all of the other computers I get timed out. I can surf the web using Internet Explorer and Netscape but when I try to ping an external site I get timed out.
The other Windows 2000 Pro workstation has the same settings as the laptop apart from the IP address which is 192.168.1.101 and that connects to all the other computers.
I also have a Windows XP (Home Ed)which connects to the network ok again with the same settings. IP 192.168.1.104
The server is set as a domain contoller 'homeserver.local' and when I go into Entire Network I can access the 'main' workgroup and the 'homeserver' network.
I am totally confused as to what the problem is. I guess that it has something to do with the windows configuration but other than formatting the drive and re-installing everything (which is not an option) I dopn't know what else I can do.
I hope that you can help