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NT Workstation Peer-To-Peer Network

By mjohnson ·
I have just set up a peer to peer network with 4 pcs running NT workstation, and I can't get it to work. I have installed TCP/IP and I have removed Server Services and disabled NetLogon, and Computer Browser, and yet I still have no look, is there anything special I need to installed. I am using NT 4.0 with SP 6, should I install Option Pack? can some one help.
Also I have a 3Com OfficeConnect LanModem on the network, could this be a problem?

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by DLe In reply to NT Workstation Peer-To-Pe ...

Definitely should not disable Server service and the NetLogon service. You need those services to provide network resources and to logon.

Option Pack is only needed if you plan to set up a Web server or FTP server.

Getting TCP/IP working properly requires the server and all clients to have correct IP addressing scheme. Try something like 192.168.1.x for the IP address, substitute the x with a number between 1 and 254. All should have subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 That should work correctly. You can test by using the ping command.
If you still have trouble with IP, use a simple protocol such as NetBEUI instead.

Also, make sure all stations are in the same workgroup.

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by avachon In reply to NT Workstation Peer-To-Pe ...

To add to respondent #1:If you do not intend to create subnets and do routing there is no reason to use tcp/ip (adds overhead). Netbeui is fast, stable, but non-routable. If you do stay with tcp/ip you will need your ip address (on each machine - inthe x place make each number different)and the same subnet mask for each machine (255.255.255.0). Right click on network neighborhood |properties and check that identification tab. As noted, make sure each machine is in a workgroup and the workgroupname is the same on each machine. You will need your browser services for the machines to find each other. 3 com office connect comes with diagnostics so you can do a send/echo between 2 machines to check connectivity. It will alert you if there is a problem (e.g., an IRQ conflict). If tcp/ip is used and set up correctly, check cabling and run 3com's diagnostic test (there should be a 3com icon in your systray that when you double-click it it warns you that running diagnostics disconnects you from the network. Clic

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by Inspectorclave In reply to NT Workstation Peer-To-Pe ...

If you are running a peer-to-peer network, use NetBEUI instead of TCP/IP. If you are accessing the internet and are using one of the PC's as a router, bind NetBEUI to the NIC that connects to your internal network and bind TCP/IP to the NIC connecting you to the internet. This will also add a bit of security to your network from the internet, as you will be running a different protocol internally.

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by avachon In reply to NT Workstation Peer-To-Pe ...

(got cutoff) click okay and then run the test (you can do a diagnostic on the machine the nic card is on and then an echo test to check conectivity between two machines). If you do run into an IRQ conflict (I think 3com defaults to IRQ 5), you can check available IRQ's in nt diagnostics under administrative tools. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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by lance2@TechSupport In reply to NT Workstation Peer-To-Pe ...

All of the previous answers give good advice.

You must also be sure that each machine has a unique "Computer Name".

If you use the same name or IP address for two or more PCs, only the first will be able to access the network (maybe).

Unless you have a good reason to use TCP/IP, you are probably better off with Netbeui as explained earlier.

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