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Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Find | Computers'

By D'anno ·
There are networked PC's on our LAN that display on various other LAN PC's, but not on others in Network Neighborhood. All clients have same workgroup name, TCP/IP and IPX/SPX protocols bound. My PC, for example, never displays a shared box named 'BIOV1' in Net. N'hood while most others' PC's DO display it. However, I have successfully mapped drive H to 'BIOV1' and can find 'BIOV1' and shared resources on it using 'Start | Find | Computers'. I'm pretty sure the box has a DHCP assigned IP,so probably can't modify the HOSTS file(??). How can I ensure that my PC (and others) will display these shared PC's in Network Neighborhood??

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by flan In reply to Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Fi ...

By default win 9x machines are setup on the network level as a workstation, and not as a server. that's why it doesn't broadcast it's name as a server and thus you don't see it. so if you want to see it, you need to turn on that file and / or print share in the network 'hood properties, reboot and it'll pop up in the 'hood.

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by D'anno In reply to Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Fi ...

But the PC's don't show up in the 'hood ~ that's the problem.

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by NetTek In reply to Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Fi ...

It is my experience that the Browse List and the way it operates is far from perfect. I have also had PCs on my network that have been missing shared PCs in Net. Neigh. To correct the problem, go to the PCs that are missing shared PCs in Net. Neigh. Open the Net. Neigh. window. Use Start, Find, Computer, to find a missing computer. Once found, drag and drop the computer into Net. Neigh. Click "Yes" when asked if you want to create a shortcut. Repeat the process for the remaining missingshared PCs. Reboot. The icons should now remain in Net. Neigh.

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by D'anno In reply to Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Fi ...

This is a potential solution, but what about those PC's in which you don't know the ID? I think it's pretty lame that clicking the Net. Neighborhood doesn't necessarily find shared resources on the LAN. Either there's a better solution or Gates, et. al. need to revisit the drawing board.

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by D'anno In reply to Net. Neighborhood vs. 'Fi ...

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