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TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer network

By Fred C. Tucker ·
I'm working with two computers using WIN98 SE. They are currently networked using NetBEUI protocol with Ethernet cards and crossover UTP cabling. The owner wants to use internet connection sharing with his ADSL connection. First I tried to changethe NetBEUI protocol to TCP/IP, however the computers wouldn't talk to each other. IPX/SPX and NetBEUI work fine. In TCP/IP I assigned IP addresses, and I tried obtaining IP addresses automatically. I disabled DNS, I enabled DNS, I disabled DHCP,I enabled DHCP. So far - no luck. The ADSL software installed a PPPoE adapter (NTSP3) in the Network configuration properties - could this be causing me the trouble? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by Russ Werner In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

You made no mention of what ip addresses you tried, or of the sub net mask used. I would suggest 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 using 255.255.255.0 as a sub net mask. Win98 SE permits internet connection sharing if it was installed, and is quite simple, but before you attempt it be sure you can ping the computer ip's from each other. It appears your problem is the network connection and not the internet sharing, so look into that and get it working first. You don't have a DHCP server in your configuration so that definetly wouldn't work. And you don't need IPX/SPX on a windows network. Once the tcp/ip is resolved you won't need netbuei either.
Hope this helps and good luck.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

Thanks for your reply. The problem is indeed the network connection, and I did try the 192.168.0.x IP with the 255.255.255.0 subnet mask, but to no avail. What confuses me is that NetBEUI and IPX/SPX will work without problem, but TCP/IP will not. I can ping localhost successfully, but not the other computer. But thanks again for your reply.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

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by rick_b In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

I run into this all the time.
First what is the IP Address of the LAN side of the DSL Router. If it is 10.100.0.0 (Can be anything) You will need to match that IP Scheme.

Ex. If Verizon gives you a LAN port IP address of 10.100.1.1, you first IPAddress will be 10.100.1.2 and so on. This is only true if you have all the machines connect to hub in the DSL router or directly into the DSL router.

If you are using software connect to a DSL router, you can set up any scheme, you will need to enter the the DSL routers LAN Port address to your gateway.(your documentation should tell you where to input the gateway address)

Then when you are all done, ping 127.0.0.1 to check if TCP/IP is installed correctly.

then Ping all your machine IP's and lastly ping the gateway.
If all pings return fine, you all set

Take Care

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

I should clarify that each computer can see each other in Network Neighborhood. "Computer A" can see the shares of "Computer B" but when clicking on "Computer A" from the Network Neighborhood in "Computer B" the shares are not found. This is only when using TCP/IP, NetBEUI and IPX/SPX works fine. But - thank you for your reply all the same.

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by Fred C. Tucker In reply to TCP/IP in a Peer to Peer ...

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