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How to setup a test w2k network at home

By mxn47 ·
I prepared a home network at home with 1 W2k server, 1 w2k pro, 2 win98. I can't make them communicate. I want to install Active Directory, it require a network established.
All NICs are 10/100, a 5 port hub, I use ip 192.168.0...netmask 255.255.255.0. But they can't communicate! Please help. Thanks.

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by maxwell edison In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

Greetings,

You could have several issues to deal with. Microsoft has setup a Web site to help in troubleshooting network setup. It is a great source of information. (REMOVE SPACES that might have snuck into the pasetd URL.)

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/support/troubleshooters/default.asp

The following is a link to another Microsoft article titled, "Deployment Planning Guide". Pay particular attention to Chapter 4 of this guide (probably close to the bottom of the opening screen) titled, "Chapter 4 - Building a Windows 2000 Test Lab".

(By the way, I'm in the process of doing the same thing right now.)

Best of luck to you,

Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

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Woops! I forgot to paste the second link. (Don't forget to REMOVE those pesky SPACES.)

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/reskit/dpg/default.asp

By the way, all of those chapters are downloaded Word documents. A great resourceto build your own installation and operations manual.

Regards,

Maxwell

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by mxn47 In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

Thanks a lot

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by Pan 13 x In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

it seems that you are welll on your why but you may have over looked 3 things. First are these part of a windows 2000 doamin?
seconds you will need a wins server to host the win98 clients and dns to host the windows 2000 clients. both are configured in the advaced properities on the tcp/ip properites. A real simple have to set this all up is to install dhcp on the server and let all of the clients abtain the ipdresses automatic. This is normally the way large networks set this up.
If you need more detailed instructions on how please feel free to email me.

Install the dns and wins on the server as add on services on the win2k server and everything should work correctly.

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by mxn47 In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

Thanks a lot

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by Steven S. Warren In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

To configure a basic network, first configure your win2k server. Once it is configured and you have a network card in the machine--go to your local network settings and for example put in ip address 192.168.1.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0 and anygateway ip address if applicable. Next, plug your cable into the computer and then plug the other side into your hub. Once this is done, do the same thing with your w2k professional. Use an ip address 192.168.1.2 and an ip address of 255.255.255.0. Next plug the cable into your network card and another one into the hub. At this point you should be able to share folders and use a unc path to connect to your machines. This is the most basic setup. Later you can add active directory, wins, dns, dhcp. Email me if you have questions.

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by mxn47 In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

Thank a lot

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by bohicam1 In reply to How to setup a test w2k n ...

You say you are using an IP scheme of 192.168.0.x? There is your problem...it must be 192.168.1.x
Your address scheme should read 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.2 192.168.1.3....... all with a subnet mask of 255.255.255
Also, they should all be part ofthe domain. Under network neighbourhood properties, have them join the domain of you win2k server. I am currently running a similar home network and I do not have DNS, DHCP installed..it is not necessary. the most important thing is they are all in the same subnet, within the same subnet mask and all part of the domain (even though that is not necessary to see each other either). If that 0 was not a typo, that would be your whole problem there, you cannot have a 0 in there as it would make a class c address invalid.
Good luck!

Mike

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