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WinME/configuring Network Server/Accessing Entire Network
Fizban Dec-10-00 10:59 PM
My pc is running WinME, and I need to set it up as a network server, I'm not sure how to go about this as I've never actually configured a server before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I have another pc with WinME on it, and it can't gain access to the "Entire Network" in "My Network Places"; "Network Neighborhood" for those with Win9x, it gives me an error message::

"""
Unable to browse the network.

Windows is unable to gain access to the network. This may be for a number of reasons.

For more information, click Help.
"""

I have gone through the entire Network Troubleshooter in Help and Support, and it doesn't address my specific problem. Has anyone come across this before, and if so, how do I fix it?

-Jeremiah


1. RE: WinME/configuring Network Server/Accessing Entire Network
lbyard Dec-11-00 05:44 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Dec-11-00 AT 05:51 PM (GMT)

Setting-up a Windows Me PC as a server in a peer-to-peer Windows network is just about the same as setting-up any other computer on the network. See our Network How To articles for details. Additionally, I would go into Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Performance, File System, and change the Typical Role of this computer to Network Server.

Please describe you network... How are the PCs connected together? What network components/protocols do you have installed, etc.? Have you run the diagnostics that came with the network adapters? See "Troubleshooting Windows Network Browse Functions (draft )" originally posted in this forum on Nov. 28, 2000. Larry


2. RE: WinME/configuring Network Server/Accessing Entire Network
Fizban Dec-11-00 10:22 PM
In response to message 1
I have them configured with a TCP/IP protocal bound to the "Client for Microsoft Networking" and to "File and Printer Sharing".

The pc's are using 3Com905xl(10/100) and Intel 100base-TX(NIC82559) cards.

The server and both current clients are running WinME. I have an 8port 100baseTX hub (Don't know brand), and I am running my own Cat5 cable.

I have not yet run the NIC Diagnostic software.


3. RE: WinME/configuring Network Server/Accessing Entire Network
lbyard Dec-12-00 04:24 PM
In response to message 2
Well, I would run the diagnostics and check the adapter snd hub LEDs. Try switching cables. The first thing I look for are bad cables and bad cables cause most network connectivity problems. See Well, I would run the diagnostics and check the adapter and hub LEDs. Try switching cables. Test them in an operational network, if you can. The first thing I look for are bad cables and bad cables cause most network connectivity problems. I have made more than my fair share of bad cables. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable1.htm for more info. Larry

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