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By casekenn ·
I have installed an ethernet card and set up a networkusing tcpip and Client for Microsoft network.
Using network neighborhood, I try to view my network. I get an error" Network not accessible". I have used network troubleshooter with no success. What is wrong?

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by McKayTech In reply to Client for Microsoft Netw ...

The most common problems are either that your TCP/IP settings are not on the same subnet or that your workgroup settings are not the same.

The first thing is to figure out whether your TCP/IP stack is properly installed. Go to a command prompt and type "ipconfig /all" (if you're using Win95, use "winipcfg /all") and make sure you see at least an IP address, subnet mask and gateway address.
If not, then you probably used DHCP and you'll have to go back to network settings and choose an IP address, subnet mask and gateway. For lack of anything better, you can use 192.168.1.1, 255.255.255.0 and 192.168.1.254 respectively.

Then, from the same command prompt, type "ping 127.0.0.1" and look for replies. If you see four replies, the NIC and TCP/IP stack are properly installed and communicating. If not, you need to fix that (make sure you have the right NIC driver - they can be pretty touchy).

If you can ping 127.0.0.1, then try pinging the IP address of that computer (use the address you got from

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by casekenn In reply to Client for Microsoft Netw ...

Very detailed and complete. Thank you very much!

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Hi!

One very common problem not mentioned above is that you haven't enabled file shareing.

If you right clikc your network neighbourhood in Win95/98 and choose properties, you should see a button stating 'file and print shareing'

Click thatbutton, now you'll get a dialog with two checkboxes one for file sharing and another for print sharing, check the file sharing box, now you'll be asked for Win95 or Win98 CD and it will install and you need to reboot.

After the reboot you'll be able to browse the network.

This is needed because file and print sharing isn't enabled by default.

/Hasse

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by casekenn In reply to Client for Microsoft Netw ...

Without his extra info< I would still be having problems!
Thank you very much

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