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By maa ·
Dear Sir or Madam

It is highly appreciated if you can help me in solving my problem.

I am working on a computer running windows XP. I have installed windows XP on this computer recently (about 2 weeks).

Before I installed windows XP on thiscomputer, I was using windows 98 and also in my office there is 3 other computers running windows 98.

Before new installation (windows XP on my computer) my computer and 3 other computers had a Microsoft Network with coaxial cable (Bus Topology).

My problem is this: after windows XP installation, my network adapter doesn?t detect the Network and other computers. My network adapter is ?Winbond W89c940-Based Ethernet Adapter (Generic)?

I checked and it is in HCL for windows XP.

I tired all my best and I have used Network troubleshooter several times but my problem still is there.

At the moment my computer is one of 4 computers which are connected to each other thru coaxial cable (about 20 meter length total). All other 3 computer see each other and use shared printer, but I can?t see ?.one of them.

When I point mouse over Network icon in the system tray this message appears:

?Local Area connection A Networks cable is unplug? while the coaxial cable is connected to network adapter (T- Connector) and the green LED normally blinks.



Thank you in advance for your guidance and help.



Best Regards

M. Aleahmad

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by dustyD In reply to small office network

Are you sure there is no break in your cable between the last 98 machine and yours? Is yours the last system on the cable? Is the cable terminated?

Are you sure your workgroup name is identical to the 98 machines? Is your IP address in the same range and subnet?

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by sanboitran In reply to small office network

Check your cable and make sure it securely tight.
Check the IP of your own computer and other computer on your network.
And the last thing is, I know it might sound silly, but I would install the driver for the NIC card just to make sure.
hope this help

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by rpdomingue In reply to small office network

What about ... have you tried changing the cable? I've ran across that over here at the office. I was receiving that Network error message on one of my user workstations. Turns out that she was hooked up to a bad port and had a defaulty cable ...changed the cable and moved it to a diff. port and worked fine. No problems.

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by safurniss In reply to small office network

The usual thing with your type of cable is that it does not like to be disturbed at all... I have come accross situations where someone has just touched the cable and everything has stopped working. Try removing the cable and re-connecting it, also ensure that the 50ohm resister is in place correctly.

Another thought, does your network card have both co-ax and Cat-5 ??? if so check that the adaptor setting is not set to Cat-5 instead of co-ax, you might need to use dos and software from themanufacurers disk to do this, I know of some old 3Com cards that require this.

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by Choppit In reply to small office network

What protocol(s) are you using?

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