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connecting to network

By luv2bike2 ·
I need to copy data from 3 computers that are not on the network but have ethernet cards so i can connect to the network by changing to DHCP. the OS on the 3 computers are Windows NT. Once I change to DHCP and reboot I am able to connected to my shared drive on my computer, copied the files. Now I have one computer that I changed it to DHCP, however when i try to connect to my shared drive on my computer to copy the files \\computername\c$ i get "network path was not found".

On that computer, I can ping my computer and get a reply back, also I can ping other computers/servers out there from that computer. I did an ipconfig /all and everything looks good with dns, wins, gateway. any suggestions as to why i could do it on one computer but can not do it on another.

I am sure it is something simply but I have racked my brain too much today on other issues that its not working properly. :)


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by w2ktechman In reply to connecting to network

try finding the path by IP instead. It may be a dns issue

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by luv2bike2 In reply to

I can ping the computer name and also ping the computers IP address, however I can not find the path by the IP (start\run computername\c$).

any other suggestions?

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by parthiv_13 In reply to connecting to network


As from the thing normally you said are OK. But you did not tell us that whether you have Firewall or anything like that or service protection like thing. If you have that then check them first are they BLOCKING it from accessing or not ?

Also try to change your Physical connection with other pair of wire and try it (I know you are able to connect and ping though telling you to do this).

Good Luck.

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by luv2bike2 In reply to

there is no firewall on the computer. and changing the cable did not work.

any other suggestions?
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by fungus-among-us In reply to connecting to network

On the computer you're having issues with... is it on the same workgroup/domain as the others???

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by luv2bike2 In reply to

no its not in the same workgroup or domain however I was able to plug in a network cable on another workstation and i was able to browse out network, it was not in our domain or in a workgroup.

I finally was able to get the data off of the workstation that i was having a problem with, by having the hard drive of the workstation act as a slave to another Win2000 workstation, copied the files and was able to burn the data to a CD.

thank you for your input! :)

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