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Problem with NetBEUI:

By MikeMizel ·
I have 3 PC's running Win98 first release in a peer to peer network which works fine using IPX/SPX. When I switch to NetBEUI one machine doesn't see the network. If I switch back to IPX/SPX the network is fine again. I switched network cards on all the machines with a different brand and have the exact problem with the new cards. Any suggestions?

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Problem with NetBEUI:

by TekZombie In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

I don't suspect the NIC's are to blame. If both NetBEUI and IPX/SPX are installed then you must make sure that NetBEUI is the default protocol on all the machines within your network. This can be verified by opening up your protocol properties forNetBEUI and selecting the advanced tab. Make sure that the "Set this protocol to be the default protocol" box is checked.

Also check to make sure that all your machines are named and within the same workgroup. Add Client for Microsoft Networks and make sure your protocol is bound to it under the bindings tab. Reboot all machines.
Hope this helps.

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Problem with NetBEUI:

by MikeMizel In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

I have NetBEUI as the default on all the machines and the workgroup name is the same. Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and protocol is bound to it.
I was not accurate in my description though. The problem machine can see other machines but it can't be seen on the network. Yes, I have file and print sharing on, and a shared drive C. It works fine with TCP/IP and IPX/SPX. I did disable the master browser option to prevent a browser election, which can delay the visibility of network resources. This eliminated the visibility delay with TCP/IP, but it didn't help with NetBEUI.

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by MikeMizel In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

I was not accurate in my description. The problem machine can see other machines but it can't be seen on the network. Yes, I have file and print sharing on, and a shared drive C. It works fine with TCP/IP and IPX/SPX. I did disable the master browser option to prevent a browser election, which can delay the visibility of network resources. This eliminated the visibility delay with TCP/IP, but it didn't help with NetBEUI.

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by >@ >@ Gone Fishing @< @< In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

The above answer is very complete, but it is very important that you WORKGROUP names are exactly identical under the Network properties of all computers. If the workgroup name of the one computer is slightly different it will not be seen.

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by MikeMizel In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

Workgroup name on all three machines is identical.

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by mmhrishi In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

you told that from other pc you can see that particular node but from there you cant.i suspect that the problem with your pc may be its redirector or wokstation service will not be working properlly

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Problem with NetBEUI:

by MikeMizel In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

The redirector is to get files from other PC's. That it does fine.

The machine that has the problem is not visible to any machine on the network, but it can see all the others. This if anything is more likely to be the server service not the workstation service.

I think it is neither because it works fine with IPX/SPX and TCP/IP. I think it has to do with a browser election. I did switch to TCP/IP and disabled this machine's master browser option.

It works for now.

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by Kmart In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

This may not be even close but it has helped clear misc problems in my network. Look at the bindings for your actual network card and make sure that Netbeui is bound to the card. If that isn't it, go to the advanced tab and make sure that all of the buffers and frame sizes match the other PC's. I've noticed similar problems when our sizes are mismatched. Hope this helps.

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by MikeMizel In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

Those were the first things I checked.

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by dave.alverson In reply to Problem with NetBEUI:

Using NetBeui can cause many networks errors in my experience. Using Netbeui in a TCP network can also cause problems, the only people that can see the network are the ones that TCP and Netbeui. I would set up a TCP or a IPX network and not include NetBeui. Including Netbeui in a computer network is only asking for trouble.

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