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By Larry52 ·
I have a small home network that consists of a Netgear FB105 5 port hub, three Win 98 SE PCs and a cable modem. Each of the PCs has a Netgear FA311 NIC installed, and all are talking to the cable modem without any problems. They can all see themselves in Network Neighborhood, but no matter what changes I make to the configurations, I can’t seem to be able get them to see each other. Any help figuring this out would be greatly appreciated.

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by AndyN In reply to Home Networking Problem

Hi

Assuming your PC's are all set to a workgroup
and your network settings are ok.
You could try shutting them all down and use a direct connection from one to another.
that way you would know if your Hub is to blame.
Also try adding a shareto a drive.

Not much I know but I hope It gives you some ideas
Good Luck
Andy

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by modijayesh01 In reply to Home Networking Problem

I think you might have removed Netbeui protocol. Add that protocol. Also verify that file & printer sharing are done.
Control panel >> Network >> add ... >> Protocol >> Microsoft >> On RHS select Netbeui >> Ok >>
Control panel >> Network >> File& Print sharing >> Tick on in both options & restart.

Good luck
Jayesh

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Home Networking Problem

Now, since you are running TCP/IP, I would not set up any other protocols. Have you tried to ping the clients? Open a command prompt and type: ping (computer IP). To find out the IPs, use winipcfg on the machine. If you can ping the host, then the connection is fine. If you cannot then: check the hub (connection lights, is it plugged in correctly etc). Also, try setting a static IP address to each machine:

172.20.35.x/22
(subnet mask of 255.255.252.0)

Then you will be sure that thesystem is correct. Also, check the netbios names and the actual cables.

If you can ping eachother, then you may need to share the drives

Use file and print sharing in the network properties dialogue.

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