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By neda ·
I have a new Windows XP that I want to add to an existing Coaxial Network. I have added a hub that connects to the Coaxial hub and am not able to connect to the Novell server or see any of the workstaions on the coaxial side. I can get to the Internet and ping other workstations? I installed the netware client 4.9 but cannot see the server. Any ideas???

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Network access

you are saying your new xp does not have a coax network card? easiest solution is to buy one for it. otherwise aren't you on a different segment when you switch media like that? i don't think cascading hubs is enough. you need a bridge. most routers can be configured as bridges but in your case you need router with coax and ethernet hence first question about using nic with coax port...

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by neda In reply to Network access

I could not get a coaxial network card. So, with out the card will I need to switch the network over to Ethernet?

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by jireland607 In reply to Network access

You might find that the slower 10mb coax network is struggling to communicate with the 100mb xp machine. The network card should auto detect the speed but might be getting fooled by the hub. Try this:

On the XP machine:

Go to control panel - Network Connections

Right click on Local Area Connection - Properties

Click on configure

Under the advanced tab - MediaType

Select 10 BaseT.

You might have to restart the computer.

Try this, if it doesn't help then set it back to auto.

Hope this helps

James

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