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By dsgeorge ·
I've got three systems running Windows 2000 on Ethernet via a 6-port hub. The systems see each other but don't connect (you can see the computer name, but cannot connect.

I've manually configured the TCP/IP addresses and attempted to add a network drive, but even in Administrator cannot configure any of the other networked systems.

The manual TCP/IP addresses are 192.168.0.55 for the first system, 192.168.0.100 for the 2nd and 192.168.0.200 for the third. The subnet addresses are 255.255.255.0 on each. Sharing is turned on for each of the systems and it's an open network with no restrictions. It just sits there and grins at my foolish efforts.

Where am I going wrong?

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by spiceman In reply to Home Networking

1) Ensure again that File and Print Sharing is turned on for each machine

2) Ensure that the work group names are exactly the same for each machine

3) You create a network drive by mapping to a shared folder - each machine does it separately and may map to same share under different drive letters!

If sharing is done and you have shared a folder on one machine (say 0.200) and you cannot see even after rebooting then:

4) From 0.100 computer - in Command prompt screen- ping to each of the other computer using their ip addresses.

Rather strange administrator cannot configure the network - may not be file sharing problem at all.

See if you can find the computer by their names. If finds the computer and double clicking on it should give list of shared folders. If this fails then you have problem with the browser service on your network.

Check event viewer and see if there are any network errors. If all this leads to nothing than you may have a problem with the hub you are using!

You need to check if it works anywhere else?

The problem is too broad for me to give you the 50 or more reasons why the network sharing failed. You need to go through them 1 by 1 and eliminate until you find the answer. Pinging and configuration checks are first. Also check permissions on the folders ensure everyone has full control.

Good luck

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by tech In reply to Home Networking

Here's a sly way to narrow down the problem.
Set up these machines to use a different protocol, such as IPX, or even NetBeui! Make sure these are bound higher than TCP/IP. Reapply all shares from scratch. If the problem is solved, you know it involves the TCP/IP config in some manner. If it does not solve the problem, you can scratch that cause from the list. Either way, this will narrow down the possible causes by quite a bit. As posted above, there are literally 50 things that could bewrong, so "divide & conquer"

Hope it helps

Todd V

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by dsgeorge In reply to Home Networking

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by dheupel In reply to Home Networking

Since he can see the other PCs in the network browser, I tend not think there is a communications problem.

These guys make good points, but I think they are overlooking the obvious - permissions. Unless the Administrator account on all three workstations have the exact same password, then one will get Access Denied messages when trying to access the other PCs through My Network Places.

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by dsgeorge In reply to Home Networking

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by CanadianTechie In reply to Home Networking

The first two answers cover the Basics,
Personally, I dont like using 192.168.0.*
I tend to usually pick 2 and up.

Improtant points to check:
Are your Cables normal patch cables or Crossover?

Also if you are using And are you using an 10/100 NICS, and only a 10BaseT Hub, make sure you Force the nics to 10BaseT, .
Set all of them to the same settings.

Hope this helps

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by dsgeorge In reply to Home Networking

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by mganz_911 In reply to Home Networking

1 I would try pinging from one computer to the other two if this works you know your tcp/ip is working
2 I would do a ipconfig /all and make sure all looks ok
3 you can also try doing a net view and you should see all you computers if this is thecase then you have problems in your permission or your Network Nieborhood is not feeling well
Hope this will help you

Good Luck

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by mganz_911 In reply to Home Networking

4 You can also use NBTSTAT to see the statis of your network

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