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By geginter ·
I am setting up peer to peer home network. 2 computers on LinkSys hub. Network selections on both computers same. Computer 'A' cannot see network. Computer 'B' can see 'A's shared equipment and can print to 'A's printer. 'A' cannot see network. Swapped NIC's, cables, reloaded drivers, NIC from Device Manager. Hub shows connection of 2 computers (lights show connection). Any suggestions on how to get computer 'A' to see network from network neighborhood? Have not reloaded Win98 SE yet. Have run SFC to check for bad Win98 files.

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by Ann777 In reply to peer to peer network, no ...

Two computers and a hub. both computers should have TCP/IP for the network adapter and one computer should have an ip of 192.168.1.1 / subnet mask 255.255.255.0. Second computer should have ip address of 192.168.1.2 / 255.255.255.0. Both computers should be in the same network (ie have the same workgroup name in control panel --> network --> identification tab). Both computers should use MS NetBEUI protocol (on the general tab). Both computers should have file/printer sharing enabled. In order to "see" shares, use Windows Explorer and setup shares on folders by right-clicking on them --> Sharing --> name the share and set rights.

And both computers should have link lights on the nic and on the hub; if you are not getting link lights, then work on the hardware issues first. Check device manager and make sure the nic does not have any conflicts or is not being shared with outher resource intensive devices.

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by Brent T In reply to peer to peer network, no ...

I know this is a simple answer but does computer B have any shares. Or is it setup to share. Computer A is sharing the Hard Drive and Printer but what is B sharing if anything. May be just nothing for A to look at on the network.

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by @lberto In reply to peer to peer network, no ...

I agree with answer number 1, but I also suggest from Computer A, try to "PING" computer B and viceversa, the command is as follow.
From computer A, go to MSDOS Prompt and type:
Ping 192.168.1.2, it has to give you a response like Reply from 192.168.1.1 bytes ...

if it gives you time out on response then either your NIC is not ok or the cables are not ok.

I Hope it helps,

@lberto

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