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tedg Oct-16-01 03:53 AM
I have 2 pc on my network - win2k are both running on the PC. Problem is I cannot ping form either pc to the other? Ihave the same workgroup name on both machines. I have cables running to a hub from both machines. Tell me if cannot ping each PC then there is no way that i can install "ICS" on my network? Why can i not ping each PC? I have "client for microsoft network" and "file and printer sharing for mocrosoft networks" checked off on both pc. Each pc has a NIC CARD INSTALLED.

1. RE: networking
lbyard Oct-16-01 03:26 PM
In response to message 0
How do you have the TCP/IP properties setup? Larry

2. RE: networking
tedg Oct-16-01 05:10 PM
In response to message 1
I have tcp/ip set up on both PC as "obtain IP addresss automically" also "DNS obtain dns address
automically". Should I disable NETBEUI on both machines?

3. RE: networking
lbyard Oct-16-01 06:20 PM
In response to message 2
NetBEUI is not causing the problem. Most network adapters and hubs have Link LEDs. Are they on solid? Some have combination Link/Activity LEDs. They should be on solid when data is not sent and blink when data is sent. Larry

4. RE: networking
JKennedy55 Oct-23-01 09:56 PM
In response to message 2
Do you have a DHCP server setup? Having obtain IP addresss automatically requires a DHCP server on the network to issue a IP address to the machine. Without a DHCP server and having the obtain automatically will result in the machines not having a IP address and therefore not seeing(or pinging) each other on the network. I would suggest uninstalling netbeui if you have it installed and just using TCP/IP. Go to the Network Neighborhood properties, then to TCP/IP properties and specify the IP addresss. Put it as something like this:
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
IP Addresss:
Subnet Mask:
If you have any DNS/WINS/DHCP settings, I would suggest removing them(unless you are really using them on your network).
Apply the settings, reboot and you should be able to ping and see each other on the network.

5. RE: networking
lbyard Oct-23-01 10:09 PM
In response to message 4
True, and I did jump on this one a bit. If he sets-up ICS it will have a DHCP server and he would probably better-off at least starting with auto IPs and using the DHCP server. In otherwords, do ICS first and then ping. Larry

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