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computers don't recognize
mouettus Sep-21-01 07:25 PM
LAST EDITED ON Sep-21-01 AT 07:32 PM (GMT)

I've set up a peer to peer network at home and I followed all the steps on this site. When I click on network neighborhood, the only computer listed is the computer itself; not the other (on both computers). When I use the find computer option, the network doesn't find any computer. Can you help me or I will be obligated to shoot both computers down the stairs?!?!?!?!
Take a look by yourself...
http://www.multimania.com/mouettus/network.bmp
Laf is my computer but the other one is not there. Same thing for the other computer.


2. RE: computers don't recognize
Styler_007 Sep-22-01 01:50 AM
In response to message 0
I'm having somewhat the same problem.

I picked up a Linksys 5 port switch to use with my @Home ISP with a Motorola SB4100 modem. Both PC's are running Win98 SE and are able to acces the internet. However, no matter how hard I try, or which combination of networking protocols I try, the computers do not see eachother on the Network Neighbourhood.

If I connect the computers directly with a X-over cable, everything's fine. But it doesn't seem to work with the switch. Linksys assured me that this should work, but I can't figure it out for the life of me!

Could anyone help?

Please?

Styler_007


7. RE: computers don't recognize
lbyard Sep-22-01 05:37 PM
In response to message 2
Styler_007, If they work with a crossover cable and connect to the Internet, they should work with the switch. Do you have NetBEUI installed as well as TCP/IP? Larry

8. RE: computers don't recognize
Styler_007 Sep-23-01 06:35 PM
In response to message 7
No, I don't have NetBEUI installed right now. I tried that, and they still didn't work. I figure they should see eachother with just TCP/IP, no?

9. RE: computers don't recognize
lbyard Sep-24-01 03:42 PM
In response to message 7
Theoretically, but not always. Get it working with NetBEUI first per http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm. Larry

10. RE: computers don't recognize
Styler_007 Sep-24-01 04:11 PM
In response to message 9
Now, that guide assumes that the PCs are connected via a crossover cable. Should the NetBEUI protocol work in the same way through the network switch? I don't want to have to get a 2nd PCMCIA card for my laptop to direct-connect them that way.

6. RE: computers don't recognize
lbyard Sep-22-01 05:35 PM
In response to message 0
mouettus, how are they connected together? Most network adapters have a Link LED. Are they on solid? What versions of Windows do you have installed? What network components are installed? Are drives shared on both computers? Larry

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