Wireless Home Network Problem
Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:45 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:59 AM
Does the missing laptop have File and Print Sharing installed and have you shared anything on it?
Posted 18 April 2005 - 12:22 AM
Posted 18 April 2005 - 07:16 AM
On the xp laptop,
start > run, type
report back the ipaddress and the gateway and the subnet
on the win98 desktop,
start > run
choose the network adapter,
report the same info
Also, on the win98 desktop that will not run, your log in says what
Network logon or windows logon?
Posted 19 April 2005 - 08:33 AM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 09:35 AM
sorry, I left out a step.
Start > run
then type ipconfig all in the box.
As it is, I suspect the problem is the windows 98 machine that does not work is using windows fmaily logon
Right click network neighborhood choose properties, change the primary logon from windows family to client for ms networks
Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:37 AM
Autoconfiguration Enabled....:Yes (Line does not exist on the 98 machines)
IP Address ends in 100 on the XP, 101 on the working 98 machine and 102 on the one that doesn't.
Subnet mask is the same on the working machines but the numbers are different on the one that does not (I don't know how to change it to match the others, could this be the problem?)
Default Gateway matches on all three machines.
DHCP Server matches on all three machines.
Two other questions:
1: If I get this to work how do I set up a network drive to map to in the computers (do I set one machine up as a drive or create a file or what?)
2: If someone were to, say, accidentally hit the full screen button on the DOS Prompt screen how would he get it back to small size again...?
Thanks for the input on this stuff.
Posted 20 April 2005 - 12:18 PM
the subnet mask determines if the machines are on the same network, so yes, pretty important.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:26 AM
btw, I sense reluctance to share the infomation your seeing. The ip address and subnet mask you are looking at are private ip addresses for your internal network. They mean nothing to anyone and cannot be used to gain access to your system.
I say this not because you need to share them, but generally people spit them out like old chewing gum and you seem reluctant, so I wanted to allay any fears/concerns.
The IP address that you do not want to share is your external IP address, which is the address of your router. Your router is acting as a limited firewall, preventing people from seeing into your machines.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:00 AM
Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:54 AM
I have ensured that file and print sharing is enabled on the "bad" machine but still cannot see it's files or use it to see the other computers' files.
What should I try next? I am making progress, it seems.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:02 AM
Second, are all machines always on, or sometimes? Is one always on? In a workgroup, one computer takesthe role of the master browser, and that computer acts as the monitor for the group. When a computer is turned on, all of the computers have to have an election to determine the master browser. Sometimes, this causes a delay, sometimes, it causes problems.
I have, on occasion, run into networks that just don't want to work because the master browser (a single computer) just cannot communicate correctly.
I have resolved this by disallowing all the computers except one from becoming a master browser.
You didn't mention are these static IPs or are they being set dynamically?
Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:30 AM
Don't know the difference between static and dynamic IP's. The setup wizard configured everything.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:35 AM
If it is the former, who set this up? And why that way? Your router should be able to act as a DHCP server....
what kind of router do you have?
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