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Windows 2000 Networking problem


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IrvG

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I've had to disable some devices in order to get my browser to work, which it does now. So I'm trying to set up a new local network place, and when I enter the info(\\10.0.0.13\myname, which I can ping, by the way) and hit "finish", it comes back with an error that the "network is not present or not started." if I enable some other devices, it returns an error that it can't find the path. At any rate, what are the minimum devices that have to be enabled so that the new network place can be established.
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is the client for microsoft networks installed?

Control Panel > Networks and Dial-up Connections , right click Local Area Connection, choose Properties
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Local area connection doesn't appear in the Network Connections box. I suppose I disabled something that it needs in order to display that. I only have "New Connection"
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is NEW CONNECTION, your network connection?

LOCAL AREA CONNECTION is a generic name that Windows gives as default

If you name it something else it will be that....what are the properties on that connection
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"New Connection" doesn't have any properties - it's just the icon to start up the new connection wizard. I know that there was a "Local Area Connection" icon in there at one time, and it has since disappeared. That's why I think it has to do with a disabled device, but I don't know which one. I certainly didn't rename anything. At any rate, the Network Dial-up has to do with connecting to the Internet, which I'm able to do. My problem is setting a new "network place" which is done in the "network place" area.
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No it is

Networks AND Dial-up Connections





If you do not have a local area connection, you cannot network



the local area connection requires at a minimim



a network card

a network client

a networ protocal (tcpip)



If you do not have all three, you are not going to have a network. Do you have a network interface card? Is it working properly? In device manager, is there a yellow ! next to it
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