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By isaac ·
i have been trying for one solid week now to pu XP on my network. What has happened is that i have been able to put Win2K, Win 98 but funny enough i can not put the XP Laptops on the network. They at one time were able to see the other pcs, but now they completely cannot.
windows Xp Professional.
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by co2cyber In reply to Networking XP

When networking with these computers the steps you would take should be no different then the ones while networking a 98 computer. First make sure that the network card is infact installed properly and that all cables are infact making contact. Usually the hub light (if available) will be lit in such a case. Second, make sure you are using the same protocols. Generally I use TCP/IP so that platforms on the network shouldn't be affected. Third, make sure EACH computer has there own individual name and also sometimes may need to be in the same workgroup. Conflicting names and work groups are sometimes part of the problem.

Also it is kind of obvious to point out but make sure that your hub and network card are operating at the samespeed. IE a 10M/s hub and a 100M/s card. Just because your card is 10/100 does not always mean that it can auto sense the network type you may need to do some manual configuration.

Andrew

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by isaac In reply to Networking XP

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by claxtp In reply to Networking XP

What protocol are you using? A protocol is the langauge that the machines are going to talk to each other using - they all must speak a common language.

I'll assume that you're using TCP/IP.

How are the machines connected together at the physical layer? Connections though a hub or switch function differently then a router.

I'll assume that you're using a switch.

Try dropping to the DOS command line and doing a "PING" command to the other machine's TCP/IP address. A sucessful reply means that the protocol stack and hardware are fine and the problem lies with the Windows software (see above suggestion about workgroups). A failure means that typically you've got a hardware issue or the device driver for the Network Interface Card(NIC) is bad or not loaded. Get another copy or an update.

With a TCP/IP workgroup each machine should be able to ping the others in the group.

Look at the TCP/IP subnet mask as they should all be the same within your network - this is a common problem too.

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by magarahan In reply to Networking XP

Did you turn off ICF (Internet Connection Firewall)? It disables Simple File Sharing. Go to control panel, network connections, ethernet connection, properties, advanced.

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by brian In reply to Networking XP

You may also want to install the NWLINK IPX/SPX Protocol on all of the machines. I think this works better than NETBEUI which can also be used.

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by xmutant5 In reply to Networking XP

one time i had to get my xp pro laptop in my peer to peer network of 12 or 13 desktops and what i finelly was some how i got to "network
identification" and i went through all of the steps and it worked!!!!

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