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By azizhakim ·
ON MY 3 PC HOME NETWORK I HAVE NT SERVER,NT
WORKSTATION,WIN98.PROBLEM IS IT TAKES QUITE A
WHILE FOF EACH PC TO BROWSE NETWORK,ESPESIALLY BETWEEN WIN98 & WINNT,AS A
TRIAL TO REMEDY THIS I DISABLED MASTER BROWSER ON WIN98,GAVE IT FULL DUPLEX CAPABILITY,MY QUESTION IS THE DIALOGUE BOX WITH"NETWORK ADDRESS".WHAT IS THAT FOR.MY LITTLE NETWORK RUNS ON TCP/IP WITH ADDRESSES USING DHCP.MY NETWORK CARDS IS A VERY CHEAP
D-LINK ON SERVER &WORKSTATION, NETGEAR ON WINNT-ANY THOUGHTS WILL BE WELCOME--AZIZ

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by dmiles In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

You have multiple NIC CARDS
The device can be defined by a single,unique name with which multiple IP addresses are associated.
You can provide multi-homed name-to-IP address mappings in the LMHOSTS file.
It associates a single,unique NETBIOS computer name to an IP address.
Let the IP address remain the same on all three computers since they are assigned automatically.

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by azizhakim In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

thanx so much just wanted to say i am an doing this as part of my learning.i chose static & dynamic ip addressing to familiarize myself.have not gone in lmhost file yet,if you have a few minutes to e-mail me as to creating an lmhost file.i was underthe understanding that without W.I.N.S. you enable lmhost lookup to map ip #s to netbios names--once again thanx

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by avachon In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

You network address is the address of your nic card (also called mac address). One machine knows another machine by the address, not the netbios name (whatever you named your machines, for example, server1 or workstation1, etc.). Disabling master browser on 98 should have helped; you can install wins on the server so the machines are not broadcasting to find one another. But on a small network of 3 machines, you don't need the overhead of tcp/ip, you can run netbeui which is fast and reliable, so you have an option there. Dhcp is handling the ip addresses of the network and your ip address (which is part of the protocol) is not the same as the network card address (burned into the nic card itself). Hope this helps.

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by azizhakim In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

i am doing this as part of my studies.thanx for all insight--aziz

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by techrepublic In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

For a network of this size I would suggest you install NetBEUI as your default protocol. If you are addressing the internet via TCP/IP on a DSL or cable modem, use a simple proxy server, if not, NeBEUI will do all oyu need and reduce overhead.

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by azizhakim In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

--thanx for input,i do not know how to distribute points equally,the thought that you helped i admire

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by jturner In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

With 3 PCs and IP required I would hard code the IP addresses for each PC and map any drives using that address in lieu of machine name. This will eliminate the need for any name resolution.

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by azizhakim In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

thanx for helping so much,as the prior statement i app. your input---aziz

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by Slogmeister In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

Master browser status is designated on a number of different criteria all pointing to the power and uptime of the machine. If the hardware on your machines is similar, then there will be a constant war as to see who is the master browser... to verify this, check the event log in your windows nt server... a blue informational message will tell you when a master browser is being elected. Also, add NetBEUI as your protocol, but you don't have to necessarily make it the default protocol. NetBEUI, being Microsoft's own little baby, is naturally supported the best. Browsing should not be a problem if you are using TCP/IP as well as NetBEUI. If that still does not work, make your Winnt server a primary domain controller (this may entail re-installing NT) and it will typically win the contest for master browser. Nevertheless, still use NetBEUI. It is a non-routable protocol, and so it doesn't present any security risks to your machine on the internet. Also, don't turn your NT server off, leave it on 24/7,

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by azizhakim In reply to NIC ADVANCE PROPERTIES

thanx so much,your input is welcomed.
once again thanx--aziz

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