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Networking Windows 95

By ms04422 ·
I can't seem to make a computer "see" any other computers on a small network. All protocols and workgroup names, etc. are all configured correctly. I can't see the other computers and the other computers can't see the one I'm working on. Can anyone help?

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by dmiles In reply to Networking Windows 95

Check the settings in Network neighborhood to see if you are not hiding the resources by the policies that have been setup on the server.Check the master browser It is responsible for maintaining the master list of work groups.Use net view [\\computername]

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by McKayTech In reply to Networking Windows 95

There are a couple of possible causes:

1. the NIC card is not properly configured or is bad
2. the cable is bad
3. the network connection is bad

To troubleshoot, I prefer to set up TCP/IP. Then, if you can ping the computers own address or the local loopback address (127.0.0.1), you know the TCP/IP stack is okay and it's talking to the NIC card.

Then I try pinging another computer that is also configured with TCP/IP on the same subnet. If that doesn't work, then you have a hardware connectivity problem (either NIC, cable or hub) and you can try substitution to identify the bad component.

If you can ping the other computer, then you have a browsing or name resolution problem and it could be as simple as not having configured or enabled File & Print Sharing on your computer.

paul

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by ARWJnPlanoTX In reply to Networking Windows 95

You didn't provide very much information. What protocols are you using. I'll assume it's NetBEUI since you're on a home network, maybe IPX/SPX for some games. The workgroup name is the same on all of the computers. You have 'File and Printer SharingServices' installed and enabled. If you're using TCP/IP then the IP addresses should indicate the same network as the other computers on the subnet and the subnet mask should be the same.

Hope you get your problem fixed.

Email me if I could beof further assistance.

alsjunk@home.com

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by ksearch In reply to Networking Windows 95

You need to enable file and print sharing on your pc (you don't actually have to share anything, just enable the sharing) before you can see anyone else.
Right-click on Network Neighborhood, properties, and I believe it's the second tab at the top and in the middle of that box there will be a check box to enable file and print sharing. Try that and good luck!
k. Search

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by ec364 In reply to Networking Windows 95

For your small network, use NetBEUI protocol. From Network Neighborhood Properties, "Primary Network Logon" should be Client for Microsoft Network. The click "File and Print Sharing" button. Click the square box to check mark for "I want to be able to give others access to my files."

If the workstation will share printer, also check the square box for "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer."

Click OK and restart your PC.

Enjoy!

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