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DHCP DSL With three computers??!
toneyj Feb-26-01 06:08 AM
I have a Cisco 675 modem running into the Uplink port of a netgear 10baset hub. I have three computers running into the ports on the hub. Each computer can see the Internet fine (using DHCP on TCPIP).

I had them seeing each other (and running great)for about a month with the NetBios enabled IPXSPX protocol installed, but then they STB. They still see the internet, but now they can't see each other.

Each computer only has one NIC, and I don't want more software. What is going on and how can I fix this?

I've tried to uninstall my cards/clients/protocols and reinstall these same things, but the computers hate seeing each other now. I've used Net diag and they see each other fine. I just can't browse or see them over Network neighborhood. I'd be fine configuring a second TCPIP protocol if that's what it takes not to load more software or buy more hardware.

Thanks for the help,


1. RE: DHCP DSL With three computers??!
lbyard Feb-26-01 02:27 PM
In response to message 0
The following requirements must be met to browse the Network Neighborhood/My Network Places (share files and printers):
1. You must have at least one of the NetBIOS protocols installed. The NetBIOS protocols are: NetBEUI, IPX/SPX, and TCP/IP. If TCP/IP does not work by itself, go to Start, Setting, Control Panel, Network, select the instance of TCP/IP bound to the network adapter for your local network, Properties, Bindings and be sure the Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing check boxes are checked. They should not be checked for any network adapters used to connect to the Internet.
2. All of the computers must be running a common protocol.
3. You must login to Windows or the Microsoft Client for Windows.
4. A unique computer name must be specified in Network configuration
5. The workgroup name must be specified in Network configuration and should be the same as the other workstations.
6. File and Print Sharing must be installed to see yourself in Network Neighborhood
If File and Print Sharing is not listed in Network Configuration on other peers/workstations then you will not be able to view that machine in Network Neighborhood.
7. If the above requirements have been met, disable or enable Browse Masters. A computer that is infrequently used should not be a Browse Master. There must be at least one Browse Master.
See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm for installation details and for instructions on sharing files and printers. Also, Windows help is useful

2. RE: DHCP DSL With three computers??!
toneyj Feb-26-01 05:19 PM
In response to message 1
In your first step you say that I need to bind a protocol to the adapter for my LAN. Are you saying that I need two adapters, I had it worknig for about a month with just one in each computer. If I need two NICs, why would my LAN and my internet connection work without problems for so long?

3. RE: DHCP DSL With three computers??!
lbyard Feb-26-01 07:16 PM
In response to message 2
LAST EDITED ON Feb-26-01 AT 07:24 PM (GMT)

There are systems with more than one network adapter. The most common is one with a dial-up adapter and an Ethernet adapter.

4. RE: DHCP DSL With three computers??!
stranger Feb-28-01 03:02 AM
In response to message 0
check your ipx configuration and set the frame types. dont leave it on auto. I've had that problem before, but fixed it by setting the ipx frame type on all my computers to 802.3


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