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Computer not found - using TCP/IP

By Fred C. Tucker ·
Using only 2 computers, both with WIN98 SE. Cabled directly with a UTP crossover cable. The desktop is connected to ADSL with one ethernet card, and to the home LAN using another ethernet card. When using NetBEUI or IPX/SPX, the home LAN works without a problem. Since Internet Sharing is to be used, TCP/IP is necessary. Once the TCP/IP is added and IP addresses 192.168.0.x are used - both computers will see each other in the Network Neighborhood. The desktop can access the shares of the laptop, but the laptop (when clicking on the Desktop icon in Network Neighborhood) cannot access the shares. A computer not found message is given. This only happens with TCP/IP. NetBEUI and IPX/SPX work fine! I need to get TCP/IP working - any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to Computer not found - usin ...

To summarize: Computer A can see and access Computer B. Computer B can see but not access Computer A. This is only when using TCP/IP.

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by tbradley In reply to Computer not found - usin ...

The answer lies in the subnetting of the 2 computers, and the ADSL router. apparently, you have the second NIC setup to a different subnet, and while the laptop can see the desktop via tcp/ip, cannot jump the subnet. All devices should be on the same subnet.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to Computer not found - usin ...

The subnet were/are set the same. But since you mentioned it, I experimented with different subnet masks - class a, b, and c (also with different IP addresses accordingly), but with no luck. Thanks for the suggestion all the same.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to Computer not found - usin ...

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