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Q: {Advice Offered} - Configuring the Network Adapters

Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!

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A: {Advice Offered} - Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

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Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!
 

A:Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

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I have three computer in my office that I would like to network. I have a 8 port hub and three nic cards. I was going to use ntserver at one time but then i was going to have to format all my computers. So now i will l just use win 98 if i can. the computers are as follows: 1.) celeron 400mhz with 64mb ram with win98se 2.)p200 with 64mb ram with win98se 3.)p75 with 32mb ram win98 first edition. I am a A+ student in traning, so I have a pretty good knowledge of the parts in the computer, but I do not have any networking experience. Could some one help me from scratch or steer me in the right direction.
 

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I need to connect a laptop to my network. What do I have to configure beside the network protocols.

Thanks
 

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Greetings

In the properties of Networking Client For Microsoft, you need to tick the box that says something like "Log on to a Microsoft NT domain", and type in the correct name for your domain (that is... if you have a domain).

The workgroup name under the Identification tab should be the same as your domain name (or the workgroup name, if you are running a workgroup not a domain).

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This is a question for the network people out there....
Does anyone know if there is a device that will allow me to connect 2 ISDN routers to a single ISDN connection. I dont want the routers to access the line simultaneuosly, just wait for incoming calls.
The routers will be connected to one workstation through a hub.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Network

I don't know all the details of your situation, but you might want to check out the following site:
http://www.freesco.org

I have built some wonderful network hardware using variations and combinations of Freesco. I could go on and on about it, but best of all, it's free.
 

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I need to theoretically network 4 PC computers for a class. The computers are currently running Win95. The specs of the computers are:

486/25 MHz processor, 80 MB hard drive, 8 MB RAM

486/66 MHz processor, 120 MB hard drive, 16 MB RAM

Pentium 75 MHz Processor, 120 MB hard drive, 16 MB RAM

Pentium 133 MHz processor, 1 GB hard drive, 32 MB RAM

Security is not important. Trying to find an inexpensive solution. The users will not be technical wizards.

Questions - What type of network would you recommend and why? What role would you assign to each of the four workstations and any other equipment you recommend? What type of upgrades might the workstations require to make your solution work?

please help me, thank you
 

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Well, I would put in one NIC per computer, use standard Windows 95 peer to peer networking. I would try to upgrade all machines to at least 32 meg RAM, but 16 would do if I couldn't manage 32.

Hell, I guess 8 would work, but it sure would be slow.

I would go with CAT5 patch cables and a small, inexpensive hub, to physically connect the machines. You could use BNC (coax type) cable and skip the hub, but hubs are so cheap now that I don't think that is a good idea.

As for roles - put all the shared files on the P133 since it has the most space and is the fastest.

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I know how to join a windows 95 machine to a network. We are switching over to windows 2000 professional. I've heard that joining the network is'nt quite the same.Somebody said that you don't have to add a network driver that windows auto detects it.Could someone tell me the steps to joining the network with windows 2000. I bought a book but it did not have that information. Thanks
 

A:{Advice Offered} - How to join the network

Greetings

Windows 2000 will attempt to auto-detect your network card when it boots up. If it can not detect the type of card you have, you will need to provide the correct Win2K drivers for the card yourself (they will most likely be on the network card's website).

It should automatically install TCP/IP, but you will have to input the settings yourself (Go to the Control panel and click on the Network and DialUp Connections box, and select the Network icon, right click and go to properties. Then select TCP/IP and click on the Properties button).

Are you connecting to a NT Domain, or just to a work group?

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Hey there,
I rebooted my PDc this morning, and now it cannot connect to the network and I receive an error stating that there is a duplicate name on the network. and because of this, the Workstation service cannot start.
I removed any static mappings going to the PDC in WINS, but I still get the error.
Any ideas? I'm pulling me hair out here.
Arrrrrrrrr.........
Thanks
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Duplicate name on network

Okay, just so you know, I kinda worked around it for now...I threw a static address on the BDC's WINS, disconnected the PDC from the network and rebooted. Once it was up, I reconnected it, replicated, replicated, replicated, and now everything is hunky-dory, at least until I need to reboot the PDC again.
So if anyone has any ideas as to what to do to fix this thang permenantly, I'd appreciate it.
Peace n' chicken grease,
Jerome
 

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One of my family members has a coworker that gets onto the Internet at work and receives what I can only assume is a network broadcast message that says "we know you are surfing the internet during working hours". Now, it just so happens that the coworker's husband is the network admin, but he insists he's not doing it, yet his wife is the only one who ever gets the message. He's trying to pull one over, right? And he IS capable of tracking that someone is on the internet and sending an auto-broadcast, right?

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Hi all,

Here's my problem: I have 2 systems, one running win2k server and another one running win2k professional. I have a 3com xl nic in one and an SMC ethereaze in the other. both are 10Mbit cards. I have them hooked up through a dlink 5 port hub. The computers "see" each other on the network, but it seems intermittent. ie: it takes quite a while after bootup of one of the comps before I can access it's shares. I can copy files for a while, but after a bit (sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes 1/2 hour...) Network traffic stops and I get an error to the effect of "network path no longer available". At this time, neither computer can recognize the other on the network. Network Neighborhood still shows the computer, but as soon as I click on it, the system hangs or I get an error about the network path not being available. The 3com is a new nic and I have had the same problems using an AMD in place of the SMC. If I wait for an varying amount of time, all is ok again. Sometimes I have to reboot to get the systems to see each other again. I have tried to ping one machine when the windows network (seemingly) crashes and I do get a ping reply (but I have to confirm this for sure) Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Intermittent network

replace the hub, that may be the issue.
 

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I have three computers in my office, one has winnt 4.0 workstation, one has win 95b and one has win98se. I am trying to connect all of them together and this is what has happened. The computer with winnt on it sees the win95 computer and will access everything on it. but will not see the one with win98se. The win95 computer sees the winnt computer but will not access anything on it. When I double click on the winnt computer from the win95 computer in network neighborhood it says "winnt computer is not accessible. No permisssion to access resourse". On the win98se computer there is no network neighborhood icon, it has disapeared, or was never there I guess and I am getting some weird stuff happening on boot-up, it says its looking for some files but cant find them. Please help
Signed desperate
 

A:{Advice Offered} - network trouble

To access the NT machine you will need to go into the User Manager and set up user names that are the same as the name being used to login to each Win9x machine. Once that is done, you will get permission to access it.

The 98 machine seems to have a network problem. I would go into Control Panel, Network and remove the protocols you are using, reboot, then go back and put them back in. That should put any missing files back.

If not, let us know what the errors are, exactly.

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I am unable to add DNS service to my NT 4.0 server. I'm logon as admin, but when I goto the control panel, select network icon, then the services tab, the NT DNS service is not listed as an avalible choice. I have seen this before, where a NT file gets corrupted, and the default NT services are no longer listed. I think the file was "service.exe" in the Winnt/system32 dir. I have tried restoring this file from NT CD, but with no luck. Need your help asap, Thanks, Erik
 

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I cannot see other computers on my home network anymore. Why does this happen? I have four computers and I can find them using the find command and such but they do not show up on the network neighborhood. I currently have 4 computers and I added one more but that one I cannot get it to find any other computer or see it on the network neighborhood. What's going on here? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, what would make IE 5.0 slow even with a clean install. I use soho and I did check off check proxy settings box.

Thanks

hbch
 

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ive been trying to share internet access on 2 computers running nt for a while. what i have now is cable access going to an external cable modem to a nic in one computer, another nic in the same computer going via crossover cable to the nic in the other computer. i basically followed the directions at http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/sharingcable.htm . i have wingate 3 full version on the sharing computer, but im not sure i configured it properly. the computer with 2 nics accepted the 2nd nic and hardware wise im pretty sure its all hooked up properly, but the computers arent seeing each other and the client computer doenst have an internet connection.

thank you in advance for any help u may have to me...

--joe
 

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Thanks in advance for your help. I have a compaq notebook computer with a d-link ethernet card.

I use a network at the office and I have also installed a hub at home so I can share internet access and printers.

Everything was working fine, then all of the sudden I could not access the network either at home or at the office.

Can someone please help me find out what is wrong? Thanks, Nanci
 

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I have my laptop DCCed to my desktop and now I need my outlooks to talk and share their calenders, email, and such. I can not figure out how to do it. Please help
Rob
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Outlook over my network

Greetings

Do a search on *.PST on each machine, and find where each of your email Personal STorage files are. Then just use the import function on each Outlook to "import from another program or file". Select the .PST file from the other machine and select the "DO not import duplicates" option.

Cheers

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I want to hook my laptop to my PC useing either DCC or a ethernet cable. I want to keep both machines with the same name so I can interchange my internet connection. Is there a way to do this, maybe by fooling one of them or something. By the way I am useing win98 and 95. Thanks Rob
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Laptop to PC Network

Greetings

It is a good idea to NOT use the same name for both PCs as ALL networking protocols prefer each machine to be different names, just so that browsing has a better chance of working.

And the internet connection is in no way connected to the name of your computer. It is dependant on the username and password supplied to the dial-up connection program, which can even be different to the username and password to use to log onto your machine.

Having said that, the fastest connection is to use Network cards in both computers, and to use a CROSS-OVER ethernet cable between the two.

Hope this helps

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Purchased laptop at estate auction and can't format the hardrive. I tried fdisk, deleting file, and a couple of other things, but it is not working.
Laptop appears to have been used for dial-in networking. Certain file or deleting, I get message 'access denied to the hard drive, contact system administrator or log-in as administrator'. Auction house can not help me, they just had an ID and password to get into the system. It works, but has network file and access to software on other servers so I can not use.
What can I do? I guess my deal on a laptop isn't a deal.
Is their a utility program to erase/format the hard drive? I purchased Windows 98, but can not load.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Re-format NT Network hardrive

Sound like the laptop was a NT machine, is that correct? When you try to fdisk and format did you boot up with a boot up disk?
 

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Hello gurus,

I need to set up a small network of 6 pc's that will share one internet connection, and a printer. What hardware do I need other than the pc's? Other than the operating system software for the pc's (Windows 95/98), what other software do I need? This is a project a friend of mine is letting me do at his office so that I can gain some experience in networking. He has someone standing by to help me when/if I get stumped, but I know that the gurus here at Tech Support Guy can get me through this. How hard is this going to be? Anyone know of a place where I can get all the info I need to set up this network?

Thanks a bunch,
You guys (and gals) are all AWESOME!!!!

Richard
 

A:{Advice Offered} - setup of a small network

Questions:
1) Will this be a peer to peer network or will you have a server on the network?

2) What type of internet connection will you be sharing?

3) How are you planning to share the connection? Hardware?

4) What type of printing services do you want to provide the network? Will they just use print sharing or will you provide a centralized network printer?

Hardware needed:
1) A NIC in each PC of course, I prefer 3com 10/100 NIC's.

2) A Hub. Go for something with a few more ports then you actually need. You have 6 systems so I would go for a 12 or 16 port hub. This will give you great options for expansion. Don't buy a cheap hub. I would recommend a Dlink 10/100 autosensing hub or a HP 10/100 hub. You really can't go wrong with HP.(IMO)

3) Internet sharing solution. What ever you use you need some type of firewall. There are several avialable. I've used webramps but, I wasn't real impressed with the options avialable and configurability. There are several available and you should check all the options and features befor you by it.

4) If you aren't going to have a server but want network printing type services you can put an Intel print manager in place. There are a couple to choose from.

Let us know how you get on.
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I have a net work of one server with 4 terminal using Windows NT Server.
In the begining one couls access anywebsite including hotmail.
Now we can access Yahoo and other email servers, But only the main server (Connected to the phone line) can access hotmail.
Please help
Afaiddi
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Network Can't Acess Hotmail

Greetings

Are you getting to the other websites through your browser? Are you trying to get to Hotmail through Outlook Express?

You see... if you can get to one web site, you should be able to get to any other website. How are you sharing the internet connection?

What error messages (if any) are you getting?

Can you walk us through the steps you take to get to Yahoo, and then to Hotmail.

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I have set up a 3 computer network at home to learn NT one PDC one workstation and one windows 98 machine. On my 98 machine I dont see the server or the workstation in network neighborhood and the only option to add users on the PDC is to add a workstation. Any suggestions?

I also went into client for microsoft networks and checked the logon to Windows NT domain and entered the domain name.
 

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We have recently bought a new computer to replace one which was past its sell by date.
The previous computer was connected to our network, our server has Windows NT version 4 installed, the rest of the workstations (all 4 of them)have Windows 95 installed.

The server shares a main folder to which the rest of the computers access.

The problem i have is that the new computer does not seem to have a Network Neighbourhood file in order to map the network drive. The computer arrived with a network card which i installed and the cable is connected to the back of the card, is Network neighbourhood on Windows or on the installation disk for the network card?

I really dont know what to do. Please help me
 

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We have Win 95/Win 98 workstations running on an NT network. One of the Win 95 machines pops up the network logon box and before anything can be entered an error message displays. "The user name or password supplied is incorrect. . . ". You can "OK" to close this error message and it allows you to logon normally. Where should I start looking for the problem?
 

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I have a question regarding DHCP on a established network. The network in work uses static IP addresses right now. The boss wants to enable DHCP so when he brings in his laptop he can just plug into the network and get on-line. My question is can I put DHCP on the NT server and just configure it for a small set of addresses Ex. 10.10.10.1 to 10.10.10.20. Or do I have to set up all the workstations and servers that are on the network to use the DHCP server?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - DHCP on an established network?

As long as you make sure the scope doesn't include IP addresses you are already using, you'll be fine. There is nothing wrong with a DHCP server only serving out to a few machines, while others remain static.

Of course, switching them all to DHCP might not be a bad idea, to make adding new machines, upgrading, etc... easier in the future. But you can do it a little at a time.

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I have a small office with 7 workstations and a novell server. 6 of the workstations run windows 95 (Celeron 400 64mb ram)and are only used to access a dos database app that resides on our server. The other workstation runs Windows 98(PIII 550 128mb ram), is used for bookkeeping,word processing, and has a DSL connection for that is used to download files from our home office that are then transferred to the server. Whenever the windows 98 workstation accesses the dos app on the server it seems to run at a snail's pace. Printing on the network printer is also slow. I don't have speed problems on the other machines. Is there a way to troubleshoot the NIC? Do you think the problem lies elsewhere?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - slow network connection

Try plugging the slow computer into a faster computers network cable and jack.

The try a NIC from a faster computer.

Those are the two most common places to find the kind of trouble you are talking about.

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I recently upgraded my laptop from win98 to 2000. I inherited the PC from a colleague. The pcmcia NIC drivers are gone (Doh!). The NIC is from Microcomputer Associates, and the FCC is KA2FEPC65001. I have been to several driver sites, including drivers.com and windrivers, as well as visiting M.R's website, but can't find a 'working' driver.
I,ve also tried searching the win98 CD for the drivers. I don't have a modem, so can't load any software to help search for the drivers or manufacturers ID. What did you do when this happened?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - pcmcia network drivers?

you can find a new pcmcia card fairly cheap. it might be better to just get a new one.

if the company that makes the card is out of business there might not be a windows 2000 driver available.
 

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Currently have a PDC that is running NT4.

Would like to add a 2000 server.

Can the 2000 server be made the PDC (and the NT the BDC) without a lot of trouble?

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I have a user that has been complaining that his network is slow. When he trys to print, it take about a minute before he gets his print dialogue box. I confirmed this and discovered that when I log in to the network with a different username (profile), that everything works like it should. I had a problem earlier this year with this same user where he had no volume control icon in his systray, but if I logged on as a different user the icon was there. I'm thinking there is some sort of problem with his profile. I have tried deleting his roaming profile and replacing it with his local profile to no avail. Has anyone experienced this problem before. He is running a pretty new Dell:
PII, 400Mhz NT 4.0.

Thanks,

Terry
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Profile causes slow network

Save his profile settings and files in another folder. Then delete the user from user manager and reboot. then recreate his account (new registry hives), move his previous personal settings to the recreated profile.
 

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i have three compouters in my office, and i have desided that i want to network them all. I would like to do the work my self so i can learn. I am taking an A+ course right now so i know about the guts of the computer by i dont know much about setting up a network. can any tell me where i can go to get some info on setting up a small net work. i have done some inquiring and i would like to use winNT server, which i have went out and bought.
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A:{Advice offered} - How to create a Network/Domain

Greetings

Ok... for a three PC network, NT server is a bit of overkill... but if the main aim is to learn, as well as use, then let's start helping

Ok, firstly, from a physical point of view, this is what you will need:

3 Ethernet Network Cards
1 Multiport Ethernet Hub
3 Ethernet cables

For these, I suggest buying a commercially available kit that has all the ingredients. Oh, and brand names (eg. 3com) might be a little more expensove, but worth the expense.
Now, for the logical configuration:

On your best PC, load NT Server. When installing, set it up to be a PRIMARY Domain controller. The Licensing in this case will be Per Server, and you can put in 5 connections. When you assign a name to the Server, make sure that it is different to the name you assign to the domain. When networking is installed, this is when you have to decide which protocol you are going to be using for your network. I go into more detail later, but I assume that you will install TCP/IP (you will need to add it at the networking stage) and not either of NetBEUI or IPX/SPX (you will need to delete them at the networking stage). When it asks you if there is going to be a DHCP server to give you an IP address, the answer is NO.

So, lets for instance assume that the name of your server is SERVER, and the name of your domain is DOMAIN.

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Has anyone any ideas how to ensure that the network is running to full capacity, as at the moment we seem to endure speed problems. The network is on a Novell / NT base running across Cat 5e cabling ?

Is the problem software based or the cabling or both ?

Is there are tools\software I could buy to ensure full communication between the server and the PC's

Thanks
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Network Speed Problems

I think you might have to segment your network into separate collision domains (Vlans) and group all the Novell stuff on one segment. You can then filter out all the network broadcast coming from your Novel clients and servers (i.e. SAP,gns etc). I think this approach might help a lot.
 

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Hi! I am trying to print over a peer network. The box with the printer on it is usually running a DOS app. Printing is VERY slow if the app, or any other DOS app is open. As soon as I close the DOS app printing starts immediately.

All machines running Win 2K with SP1 and all updates.

The printer is an HP 648C, installed correctly with the correct Win2K drivers.

PS, I like to contribute money, but please get rid of the doubleclick ads. I hate to access BBSs over an anonymous proxy.

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A:{Advice Offered} - Network printing question

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I have two servers with WINS installed named Gandalf and Fanghorn. Fanghorn is in Florida and Gandalf is in California. Fanghorn can see all the clients in the network neighborhood. Fanghorn's primary WINS server is Gandalf and its secondary is itself. Gandalf can only see the clients in California. Gandlaf's primary WINS server is itself and its secondary is our website server. What can I do to get Gandalf to see everybody?
 

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Hi all. I'm on a NT 4.0 network (servers, workstations). we have a server that serves as our print server and we use jetdirect for 90% of the printers. HP laserjet 4's always seem to have some problem, but this one in particular has us stumped.

we have an lj4 hooked up to the network and installed on the print server. there is only one user that uses it as it is conveniently located next to her desk but isn't near enough to anyone else to make them feel like they should print to it.

anyway, she'll be printing to it just fine and then it will stop printing the jobs that she sends to it. rebooting her computer fixes the problem for a little bit but then it happens again. any ideas?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Network printer problem....

Greetings

Is the problem on her workstation, that it is not sending the prints out onto the network to the print queue on the server... or is the problem in the print queue on the server, that it is not sending the print jobs to the printer?

And easy way to check, is when she is having a problem printing, print a test page. If you can see the test page in the queue, the problem is on the server, if it never gets there, the problem is on her workstation.

BTW, is the printer close enough for a parallel cable? If so, and she is the ONLY one printing there, just make the printer local. It will save you one IP address on your network, and maybe even one headache. You can still share the printer on her workstation, and use her NT box as the print server for the printer. The only restricition is that it will only accept 10 different people printing to the workstation at any one time.

Cheers

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I just installed a laptop with Win98SE and I want to connect it to a few printers on the print server. Although the drivers for Win98 are installed on the printers/print server for the printers that I want to create I get the following error message -

Access to the specified device, path, or file is denied -

I checked MS's support knowledgebase and the exact problem is at this link -
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q233/3/13.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

None of the information on this page or the pages that are linked to it seem to help me. Does anyone have any ideas for getting around this without eliminating shares on the server?

The server is NT 4.0. The laptop is Win98SE.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Win98SE network printing problem...

This is probably obvious, but have you given the new laptop shared access to the printer server?
 

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My cable provider, road runner, does not have static IP's. I would like to setup a VPN to allow remote access over the Internet for a single remote user. Has anyone used or seen a solutions? I know this is like dialing a phone without a number but I don't want to switch to DSL.

Any Ideas?! Thanks in advance.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Remote Access on a Cable Network

try www.yi.org Sorry, don't know how to do that fancy linkin' stuff.
 

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I need some help with my network....

I just purchased two network cards a hub and cables... I hooked everything up and installed the drivers...

one computer is using nt server...
the other is using win98...

the two computers can't see each other on my network... I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Can someone help me and let me know what I need to complete my network and be able to send files back and forth between the two computers...
 

A:{Advice Offered} - WinNT Server and Win98 Network.....

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I've never seen the message below in the event viewer:

8015 <<Computer Name>> The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_E100B2 because a Windows NT Server (or domain master browser is started).

This is repeated for 3 devices?....E100B1-B3.
The symptoms are that the clients are unable to browse to or ping the server...the server is unable to ping clients...both parties NICs appear to be fine, they are able to ping themselves.

Backgroud: a contractor recently "migrated" and old server to a Dell Poweredge 2400---RAID. They had no problems for 2.5 days and then just lost contact. I walked a user through trouble shooting hardware and looked or anoomalies in NT...nothing....

Any suggestions.
TIA
JS
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Browse Master Elections, and now can not see network

Greetings

Sounds like a problem with the browse list. Are they pinging on computer name or IP address? I have a feeling it is Computer name and that is why the pings are failing. If they are pinging on IP address, and the pings are failing, then it might be that there is incorrect settings in the networking properties (incorrect IP address, or incorrect subnet mask, etc).

I suggest a full reboot of the server, and when it is back up, get everyone to reboot there machines. Then wait about 20-30 minutes for the browse list to restore itself (the longest you will have to wait is 52 minutes).

Then see if everything works.

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How do I map drives to network shares using win95 and what accounts password do I use when asked for one?
 

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I have 2 peer to peer networks with hubs, print servers, and routers at 2 locations - all Linksys with identical setups. We have desktops at each location and move laptops back and forth with no problem because the domain names are the same and I kept everything simple. My son uses one of the laptops for school and yesterday they set up his machine for their own network, which is quite different from ours - the logon looks different and they changed the properties of the network card, etc. How do I get his laptop to function on both networks - school and the 2 home networks. The profile function of Win 98 SE does not seem to be able to handle 2 totally different network configurations. Can this be done? Thank you in advance.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Win 98SE and multiple network configs

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I am doing some work for a company that has about 10 PC's running Win98 on a local network and they need a way to back up information. It is a chemical lab that has several PC's hooked up to machines that run tests on chemicals. They need to back up these files and several databases. I need opinions on what is the best way to back up all this data. They want it to be able to run at night when no one is around. I thought about CDR, but that's not enough storage. What about tape? How reliable are they? They would prefer some kind of disk that can be stored off site. Not just backed up on a hard drive there. Also, I would need something that could get the info off other PC's on the network and back it up too. I will probably build a computer for them specially for backing up and storing some of the data. It will be storing the data for others to use (kind of like a server). So, would a SCSI hard drive increase the speed or is the slowest link the 10/100 network? I don't remember if it is 10 or 100. I have no idea what RAID is - would this be an option?

Thanks,
Cory

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A:{Advice Offered} - What's the best backup method for several PC's on a network? - tape or other?

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Machine 1
P3/Abit BX6-2/256mb
NIC1 3com Etherlink XL PCI connected to Cablemodem
NIC2 3com 3c509b TPO ISA connected to PC2

Cabling - cat5/rj45 (crossover)

Machine 2
AMD200/64mb
NIC realtek PCI

Both PC's running Win98SE
Zone alarm functioning (both PC's, but makes no difference if disarmed)

Protocols installed
TCP/IP
Win ICS
File & print sharing (with shares configured on both)
I can ping either machine from each other, with no probs, the 2nd PC can browse the net as fast as machine 1 does. Both can run and exchange ICQ files (@ 165kps)and have independant streaming apps running simultaniously.

In Either PC's net neighbourhood we see our own machine, but not the other.(usually)

Ive only ever seen the other PC in network neighbourhood twice. And I dont know how it appears. The first time I had just installed the 2nd PC's NIC and it appeared - however after both reboot they loose sight.

I fiddled with it a few nights ago, and made the server PC the browse master, which on rebooting the server magicly made the terminal appear in my server net neighbourhood, via the find computer - YAY, I checked thro the cat5, opened some files on the terminal from the server and thought Id cured it - but no, on bootup ....... nothing again.

Ive tried 'searching' for the other computer on the network, loads of times a day .... ive followed all instructions on the major networking sites, the only thing left is to enable netbui, which shouldnt be necessa... Read more

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Hello.

Have a Win2k Server, 98SE clients (about 9), on a SuperStack II hub with two 100M ports and the rest 10M. There's a router and a new ADSL. Etc, etc.

What I'm wondering is, can I expect a noticeable difference if I go to an all-100Mb hub? How do varied speeds on the same network affect overall network performance? Any tips for how and where to speed 'em up, without becoming an M$ Jedi?

Thankee.
 

A:{Advice Offered} - General network speed question

What i have found is bassed on useage
Basicly, If your users are on the internet all the time, through a router, and or swapping files or running aplications off teh server, you willnotice. My guess is you are not doing thse things so. No not too much a difference. If you have the capitol and your users are on your back, give it a shot but don't expect too much. Most bottle necks for small offices are at the router or just the clients not running well. T
 

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I have a problem with people from our network connecting in Remotely and trying to use Outlook 98/2000.

I have a person located in Darwin and one in Carnarvon having the same problem.
Both of them dail into the network via modem. Everything else works except Outlook.
When they open their Outlook, it comes up with an error, Unable to connect to Exchange Server. It gives them three choices, Retry (which doesn't work), Work Offline (which exits out of the program) and Cancel (which just returns to the same box).

If the computer is connected directly into the network it works fine but when they are dialing in, that error occurs.

I'm based more 3 hours drive away from these people so I am trying to fix this by phone.

Any Suggestions???? Really need help!!!!
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Outlook problems with Win NT Network via Dailing in

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I have had two calls recently regarding slow performance on small (4 workstation) NT Networks. I am going to check and make sure that the hard drive isn't getting close to full. If it isn't, has anyone experienced significant performance improvement from defragging. Also, does anyone know of a good defrag program? This is just a thought that I have because both clients state that no new programs have been installed. One client says that rebooting the server helps for a couple of days.

Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Slow Performance On Small NT Network

The degradation in speed on the network could be caused by a number of things. How is your network set up? 4 workstations connected to a hub/switch or is there a server involved too? If there is a server involved run performance monitor to log a few hours activity during a normal working day. This will show you if the processor/memory can handle user's requests and whether you need to think about upgrading. Are network connections OK? Is anyone on the network downloading large files from the Internet? Check hard drives and memory on the workstations also.

I would run a defrag on the server (if there is one). If you're running NT Server or Workstation download a copy of Diskkeeper Lite to defrag.

You usually need to check a whole load of stuff before you get to the root of the problem, but it's worth it in the end. No really, it is!

Ooops...just noticed you do in fact have a server....

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Is it possible to put short cuts on users desk tops in a NT network automaticaly with the logon or some other event?

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A:{Advice Offered} - Putting shortcuts on network desk tops.

I'm sure you could add a line to your login script to copy a shortcut from \\servername\sharename\shortcut.lnk to each computer that logs on. Just tell it to copy the file to %systemroot%\profiles\allusers\desktop. Of course, you need to create the shortcut and place it in the share (as mentioned in the script line above) before it would work.
 

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Can someone please help me? I need to know exactly what equipment is needed to connect an ISDN to an 8 computer peer-to peer network. I was told I just needed an ISDN modem connected to a one of the computers with proxy software. Then just connect all the computers including the one with the proxy software to a hub, and that's it. Everyone else should have access to the Internet from the computer with the proxy software. Can someone please tell me if that's right?
Someone else told me I needed a ISDN router connect to a hub. Then all the computers should have ISDN modems connect to them.
Can someone tell me which one is the right one? I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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A:{Advice Offered} - ISDN connection shared with small network

I would go with the first option. Just remember you have to configure all your client machines with the gateway of the machine that is hooked into the ISDN modem and you should be fine.
 

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