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Macs on subnet can't find Windows NT Web

By glenndal ·
How can Macs running IE4.5, talk to an NT4 IIS4 intranet web server, without changing the browser-config for DHCP-cable?
For internet, my company recently changed from an ISDN based proxy-server and BRI-router, to cable modem. The old proxy/web server contains numerous intranet apps under IIS4 that are crucial to our company. There are 3 PCs (incl. the server) connected directly to the master switch which can still get the apps fine (using the computer name). The problem is, we have an appletalk subnet that once used the static-IP server to get intra/internet, now they all use DHCP on the cable-network, resulting in unavailability of the local web-server.
MS-Outlook for Mac, still talks to Exchange (also on the server), and server folders can still be shared with Mac users using File Manager on PC, and the Chooser on Mac. However, very annoyingly, the Mac browsers query the cable, and don't find the server. The router is disconnected and will be sold off. Tried everything. Any clues appreciated.

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by jesselou In reply to Macs on subnet can't find ...

run your netdiag tool to determine the connectivity at fault.then reconfigure your connections network protocols for the different operating system you use.

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by Stillatit In reply to Macs on subnet can't find ...

As I understand the problem, you have 3 PC's which directly connect to the IIS server using a switched hub (? master switch) and which I assume you have using static IP's, and additionally som MAC's which are now receiving DHCP addresses (from the cable), and cannot communicate with the server because they are now on a different subnet.

If this is the case, possible solutions are:
a) add a NIC to the server, and let it get a DHCP address in the same range as the MAC's. This has the downsideof putting the server on the internet.
b) Add a second NIC to each MAC, with assigned static IP's, and plugged into the hub with the server.
c) If you can get routing software for the MAC, put it and a second NIC on one of the MAC's and let it actas a router for the others in addition to whatever else it is used for.

Good luck.

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