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By jhicks ·
Iam still having a problem with WINS. Ihave an NT4 network set up with 1 NT4 server and 30 pcs on 1 segment and 2 more pcs on a 2nd segment. The IP for segment 1 and 2 are the same accept that the 3rd octet is a 1 and 2 respectively. Ex: 99.99.1.x for segment 1 and 99.99.2.x for segment 2. The subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 on both segments. I have the WINS service started on the server and have entered the WINS IP on the 2 PCS on the 2nd segment. I checked all the network settings on the 2 pcs on segment 2 and they are correct. I can see 1 remote pc from the server net neighborhood but not the other. From both pcs on segment 2 I was able to map a drive to the server. Why can't I see both PCS on segmnet 2? Why cant' the pcs on segment 2 see the pcs on segment 1? The 2 segments have different workgroup names. Is this causing a problem? Do all the PCS on the entire network need to be running WINS? Do I need to also install the NetBEUI protocol? I have read and have been told that I need to setup a WINS proxy on the 2nd segment. Is this true? If so how do I? This topic isn't discussed to greatly in the many books that I have read. Can a Win 9x machine be set up to be a WINS Proxy? I have tried all that I know but I am still stuck. Please help.

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by Tony Beresford In reply to WINS

If I have understood this correctly, you want to use the first 2 octets and 1 byte of the third octet for the Network ID. However, a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 means that you are using the first 3 octets for the network ID. It sounds like you wantto use a subnet mask of 255.255.1.0

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by hayser In reply to WINS

Is ipforwarding enabled on the server and
the workstations point to it in the gateway
settings ? Did you use the find command
to look for the pc's. Can you ping them by
their ip addresses ? you want to use tcpip
and not netbeui because netbeui is not
routable. Netbios should be running on
top of ip. if you can ping each other then
you can browse across the server by
putting one of the machines ip address in
an lmhosts file . if this works then all you
have to do now is get wins server going ?

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