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By Siercks ·
I have a small network of three (3) computers. All computers are configured the same way, peer to peer. I am using a router for my cable modem and then a hub for all system to come together. The main question is: I can see the other 2 computers but they can not see me on the network. I have enabled file and print sharing, reinstalled the nic, removed and reinstalled the services and still I cant be seen on the network by the other two computers. What else can I try ?

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by DRDON In reply to Small Network

Do you have two NICs in the "master" unit, one bing the cable modem going into the special Hub that converts the signal, and the other being to the "hub" where the other machines are?
If so, are you "sharing" the internet connection between the machines from the master machine?
D-Link and others make this cable modem hub that you need and it is usually about $100.
HTH-

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by Siercks In reply to Small Network

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by Siercks In reply to Small Network

The cable modem comes in to the router. from the router to a hub in which all 3 computers are also plugged into. All computers can connect to the net. Computer "A" can not be seen by computer "B" and "C". Computer "A" can see "B" and "C". How do we get all computers to be seen by each other ? (File and print sharing is enabled)

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by dlw6 In reply to Small Network

It sounds like the problem is on the local LAN, since all 3 PCs can connect to the 'Net. Since all 3 can connect, that also means your router is okay.

The problem is likely to be the subnet and subnet mask settings on computers "B" and "C." Ensure that all 3 PCs have the same subnet mask that the router's LAN port is using.

Good fortune,
Don

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by Siercks In reply to Small Network

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Small Network

just because you can't 'see' in the buggy Network Neighborhood, doesn't mean squat. As long as you can Start, Run, \\computername and bring up the shares that way, you have no problem. Network Meighborhood has always been buggy and I wouldn't sweat it. Just map the dang drives!

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by Siercks In reply to Small Network

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by CanadianTechie In reply to Small Network

One of the problems I've found is related the protocols.

I find you need to have at least 1 share on EACH computer for them to be seen in Network Neighbourhood properly.

Try creating a Junk directory on each box, and sharing them out.

Hope this helps.
Also, as mentioned before, just map your drives. and they will show up (eventually)
Network Neighbourhood is known to be very intermittent.

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by Siercks In reply to Small Network

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by Doctor Mike In reply to Small Network

1 Check the bindings on your protocol to see if the file and print has been check

2 on the two computers that can't see you try doing a net view and see if you have all three computers

3 check your ips and sub mask numbers once more
4 try doing a ip config /all and compare one to the other

Good Luck
Mike

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