This is a mess!
I am an Assistant Network Engeneer at my work here in Holland.
First some questions and default answers:
1 Do you use DHCP? (Must be)
Computers obtain an IP from a special server, or a process in your Win2K Server
2 Do you installed File and Printer sharing (A Network Service) on ALL the computers that have to share a printer or something? (Should be)
ONLY computers who has installed this networkservice could be "seen" by other computers on your Network, then a networkpprinter can be assighned.
3 Is your network cabeling certified? (I'd better be!)
If not, do a VERY GOOD scan if all cables are connected properly, and in case of home made cables, check the Color coding! Data follows.
4 How are the HUBs and Switches conneted to each other? (Crosscable between Hub/Hub, Switch/Hub, Switch/Switch and Straight cable between Hub/PC, and Switch/PC)
NEVER CONNECT A PAIR OF HUBS/SWITCHES WITH MORE THEN ONE CROSSCABLE TO EACH OTHER!!
5 Do printers on your network has an Internal or external Network connection or are they shared by some computers who have them on the Parrallel?
These has to be Shared AND that type of printer should be installed on each other PC as a Networkprinter!
See the connector with contacts directed away, the cable inlet to you and the clip down:
1 is left,8 is right
(Standard European Codec)
(Standard American codec, and makes a Cross with the -B type on the other end!)