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Save my sanity, please! Winme network
randboo Apr-08-01 10:59 PM
I have 2 comp Winme. I tried to make a peer to peer network between them, but for the last 30 hours i keep failing... I have installed 2 netgear fa311 network cards. System says they work properly. Computers are connected through netgear 4 hub. I installed all the drivers, Tcp/IP, netbeui, but computers recognize each own shared directories, but not each other. Please, help. I'm a newbie in networks... I tried to do everything according to tutorials on this site, but it didn't help.

1. RE: Save my sanity, please! Winme network
Eaglez2002 Apr-09-01 07:56 AM
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Believe me remove ME and either stick with 98 or 2000 ME is not the best system for a networking system i have tried it and it doesn't work

2. RE: Save my sanity, please! Winme network
nbc Apr-09-01 02:29 PM
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Personally think that netgear stuff is pants...

3. RE: Save my sanity, please! Winme network
lbyard Apr-09-01 06:14 PM
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The following requirements must be met to browse the Network Neighborhood/My Network Places (share files and printers):
1. You must have at least one of the NetBIOS protocols installed. The NetBIOS protocols are: NetBEUI, IPX/SPX, and TCP/IP. If TCP/IP does not work by itself, go to Start, Setting, Control Panel, Network, select the instance of TCP/IP bound to the network adapter for your local network, Properties, Bindings and be sure the Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing check boxes are checked. They should not be checked for any network adapters used to connect to the Internet.
2. All of the computers must be running a common protocol.
3. You must login to Windows or the Microsoft Client for Windows.
4. A unique computer name must be specified in Network configuration
5. The workgroup name must be specified in Network configuration and should be the same as the other workstations.
6. File and Print Sharing must be installed to see yourself in Network Neighborhood
If File and Print Sharing is not listed in Network Configuration on other peers/workstations then you will not be able to view that machine in Network Neighborhood.
7. If the above requirements have been met, disable or enable Browse Masters. A computer that is infrequently used should not be a Browse Master. There must be at least one Browse Master.
See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm for installation details and for instructions on sharing files and printers. Also, Windows help is useful.
If all else fails, install the NetBEUI protocol in addition to the TCP/IP protocol. Larry

4. RE: Save my sanity, please! Winme network
danarothrock Apr-10-01 10:34 PM
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Don't feel bad. I have been trying to share internet between 98SE and ME for TWO MONTHS. Windows ICS will work for a couple of hours, then it destroys the 98 registry. Sygate Home Office (came with the NIC cards) crashed all the time, but specifically said it would NOT support ME.
Installed WinGate (deerfield.com) last night, survived a couple crashes, now internet sharing is working!. WinGate supports ME.

One tip: after configuring your TCP/IP adapter, let the machines mate in the dark for a couple hours. They have to determine who's boss. Sounds stupid, but send your complaints to Bill Gates.

Good luck!

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