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Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

By taieena ·
Hello! I work for an independent computer consultant, and we recently ran into a problem on one of our network accounts.
The previous network admin for this account had originally installed NetBEUI as the default protocol because the people didn't need Internet access. However, with it being a medical clinic, some of the nurses needed to be able to research things over the Internet.
When my boss originally took over the account, he added TCP/IP and DHCP via the router. The network is a small peer-to-peer network of about 8 computers. My boss, being self-taught while I'm still going to school, was not sure if he could just remove the NetbEUI without it affecting the TCP/IP.
I asked my teachers about this, and the answer I receivedwas that removing NetBEUI should not affect TCP/IP at all. However, here comes the problem.
I uninstalled the NetBEUI protocol, but doing so took me off the network completely. I can't find anything in my research or textbooks that explains exactly _why_ this keeps happening.
I was wondering if anyone out there might have any other ideas that I could try?

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by p.kruger In reply to Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

If your mean the network as your peer-to peer network, it's most probably because your small network is a peer-to-peer network which was based on netbeui. When removing netbeui, you did als remove your network functionality as no name communication is possible anymore (peer-to-peer means each client acts as client and eventually server for another client - the first client has the master(server) funtion.

You need to give your clients manual IP addresses (and eventually use a server) or you need to keep netbeui for local network and also ip protocol for the internet.

If not please give more information.

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by wroming In reply to Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

Well first and foremost if you must have a DHCP server with only 8 machines make sure that it is configured correctly and that everything is in the same subnet. Also personally with just only 8 machines I would do static IP's less confusion. With doing DHCP through a router is possible but making sure that all your variables are set correctly is different. If you want a DHCP server just get you a small little computer nothing fast put server 4.0 or 2000 on it and turn on your DHCP and off to the races you go. Also make sure that if you are running 9x that your file and print sharing is turned on. Also your bindings in NT and 2000 must be set make sure that your nic is set to the correct protocol. If you have any other questions feel free to email me at wroming@ci.killeen.tx.us

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

Ok, NetBEUI is an enhanced Netbios persay. I would figure if you had NetBEUI installed on a PC and then installed TCP/IP than Netbios would not be loaded or enabled or maybe wrong version. I propose you remove NetBeui and then remove tcp/ip. reboot the machine than add TCP/ip back. turning on "file and print sharing" also will garranty that Netbios gets installed. that lastly besure everyone is in the same workgroup and you should be able to see everyone.

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

Ok, NetBEUI is an enhanced Netbios persay. I would figure if you had NetBEUI installed on a PC and then installed TCP/IP then Netbios would not be loaded or enabled or wrong version. I propose you remove NetBeui and then remove tcp/ip. reboot the machine than add TCP/ip back. Turning on "file and print sharing" also will guarranty that Netbios gets installed and you see the network. Lastly, be sure everyone is in the same workgroup and you should be able to see everyone.Turn on file and print sharing on another pc for further testing. remember all pc's have to have a unique computer name. That is "netbios name"

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by srespd In reply to Remove NetBEUI/Add TCP/IP

ah, theres your problem. You cannot use TCP/IP and NetBUI at the same time. If you remove all and start over (this time only pick the one you want to use) all should be fine.

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