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Network Problems:Can only see itself, not the other computer
jatin Sep-03-00 05:21 AM
Hi,
I am trying to network 2 computers. I have a Dell Optiplex with a built in network card and another computer with a network PCI card. Using the same workgroup name and Netbeui protocol. Is the problem that I am not using the same type of cards in the computers?

At the neighborhood network icon, I only see the computer that I am working on, not the other one.

Thank you for your time and any suggestions you can offer.

jatin


1. RE: Network Problems:Can only see itself, not the other computer
lbyard Sep-03-00 09:55 AM
In response to message 0
The problem is probably not being caused by using different network cards. How are the computers connected together? Larry

2. RE: Network Problems:Can only see itself, not the other computer
bigsurf Sep-03-00 04:45 PM
In response to message 0
Same problem here man!!

Hi,

I have 1 self assembled computer. And one laptop.
Linked using crossover cable.

Desktop runs Win 98 SE
Laptop runs Win ME

Are there any third party utilities to test the connection?

Justin


3. RE: Network Problems:Can only see itself, not the other computer
lbyard Sep-03-00 06:47 PM
In response to message 2
Read the network adapter manuals (get them from the manufactures’s web site if you don’t have them). Most adapters have LEDs which can be quite informative.

The floppies that came with the network adapters may have a diagnostic program(s). If they have a loop back test, it will probably fail because you do not have a loop back connector, a device that connects an Ethernet card’s transmitter with its receiver.

Other tests are available by opening a DOS window…
C:\>net /? | more
lists various net commands, including
C:\>net config
C:\>net diag
C:\>net view

Larry


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