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By Lamanai ·
I don't understand Win98. I have installed my NIC and it works poperly. I now install Client for Microsoft Networks and NETBEUI. Everything seems to be working. I see a link from my computer to the hub. I can ping each computer from itself, butI cannot ping any other computers. When browsing Network Neighborhood, I am given an "unable to browse network" error.

What am I doing wrong?

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by CompJay In reply to Unable to Browse Network

First you should check to see if your workgroup name is the same on all computers.
You should also check the Primary Network Login section to make sure that you have Client for Microsoft Networks instead of the Win95/98 default of Windows Logon.
As for pinging - that is usually for TCP/IP not NETBEUI. You might also try installing IPX/SPX.

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by CompJay In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Just remembered one last thing.
File & Print Sharing.
It needs to be enabled to see any of the other computers on your network if you are running a peer-to-peer. If you are server-based then it should take care of that for you but it still couldn't hurt.

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by netview In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Our network works fine with either Client for MS or Windows Logon.
You need to make sure that all the computers have the same protocol installed. If you are using a "Peer-to-Peer" network, TCP/IP works good. Right click on "Network Neighborhood" and select properties. Select "Protocols" and if not already there, add Microsoft" TCP/IP. When "TCP/IP" is selected (either by itself or when it is bound to your NIC), Click on the "IP Address" tab. Enter an address (can be 192.168.0.? using a different # inplace of the "?". The subnet mask should be 255.255.255.0

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by Longmanjay In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Install tcp/ip,reinstall client for netware if it is a netware environment and change the rj45cable and makesure there is a link light on the nic, the hub and that the wall jack is good. If you are on an NT system, check to see if it is a domain andif you are on the right domain. Also do you get a network login screen when you boot ?if you don't, the above will rectify it. Reinstalling you NIC another solution.
Good luck

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by TomSal In reply to Unable to Browse Network

1) Right click Network Neighborhood. In the config tab make sure you have "IPX/SPX" (don't use TCP/IP if its a small network - unless you need Internet access or you are experienced). Make sure that "Client for Microsoft Windows" and "Netbeui" are all installed.
2)Click on "Client for MS Windows". Properties. Ensure the check box is checked next to "Logon to Windows NT Domain" (this assumes you have an NT server). In Domain, make sure the right Domain name is typed in and that "Logon and Restore Network connections" is selected as well. Click ok.
3) Back at the the Network box. Click on IPX/SPX (the one bound to the NIC) and select properties. Next to the box "I want to enable Netbios over IPX/SPX" check that box. Restart computer. (Netbios handles your computer(s) network names).
4) Browse for the computers again. If not try to ping using PING 127.0.0.1. That is a loopback ping. you ping your own machine. If that times out the problem is with the NIC itself.

Hope this helps.

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