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network neighborhood problems

By glocke ·
I have a number of pcs and macs on a LAN behind a router and switch which are in turn connected to a cable modem. All machines can ping each other and themselves and I can access the internet from all machines. However, when I open network neighborhood on any of the pc's or try to attach to the pc's from the mac, none of the machines are recognized. Any ideas as to why this is happening will be appreciated.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to network neighborhood prob ...

why this is happening is they are really NOT *on* a LAN, see? they are sharing the internet. that's it. not the same. let us know more. windows versions. mac os versions. workgroup or domain. you have tcpip all set and working (way to go) now you need the networking 'clients' and 'services' installed for computer. start by trying to get all the pc's to see each other. depending on the os, you may have a network wizard to help you. use that. then add a Mac. or vice versa, whichever os you feel most comforatable with.
basics for windows networking:
all in same workgroup
all on same subnetmask
all with common protocol (which you have. note: you need netBIOS running over tcpip for network neighborhood browsing to work on pc's)
computers need to have share configured on them to show up in network neighborhood
good luck and let us know more

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to network neighborhood prob ...

do you have File and Printer sharing enabled on the machines? if you don't even though the systems know others are there, Network Neighborhood will not show anything because it isn't "allowed" to.

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by SFHSGrad00 In reply to

since you can ping, sounds like the ip addressing and subnet masks are set right, also workgroup is good to go. a little more information would be good though

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