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By matt.wong ·
Sometimes when I log into my network, I am not able to see the other computers when I go into Network Neighborhood. I am able to ping the other machines. Only after rebooting am I able to see the other computers.
Any ideas on what the problem couldbe?
Just to rule out the obvious, there are shares on the other machines (server&workstations) and Workgroup/Client for Microsoft are set correctly, and I am able to log on to the NT server.
It happens intermittantly so maybe windows is just weird.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Unable to Browse Network

by calves In reply to Unable to Browse Network

I assume that your network don't have a WINS server. If it does, it's time to do a little clean up using the scarveging command.
Otherwise, edit you lmhost file and add on the ip address of the shares you're most intersted on. Also, a logon batchfile using the NEt commands could easy the pain.

Good luck!

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Unable to Browse Network

by matt.wong In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Thanks for the suggestion.
The network is using a WINS server.

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Unable to Browse Network

by curlergirl In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Are you actually getting the "Unable to browse the network" message? This indicates to me that your system is having a TCP/IP and/or NIC card problem. Could also be cabling - either interference or a network that is overloaded and having too many collisions. Try swapping out your NIC card and/or loading updated drivers for it. If this doesn't resolve it, try connecting your workstation to another data port. Hope this helps!

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Unable to Browse Network

by matt.wong In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Thanks for the suggestion.
The problem is happening with other computers also, each with different brands of NICS. Not all, but some.

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Unable to Browse Network

by Larry Byrnes In reply to Unable to Browse Network

I used to have this problem a lot when we were still using COAX cables instead of CAT5. The system was very intermittent. As suggested by another person it could be cables.

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Unable to Browse Network

by matt.wong In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Thanks for the suggestion. The cable is working fine.

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