sharing problem in win2k

By asylum
May 25, 2004
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  1. In my home network of windows 2000 pros. I can see other 2 computer in My Network places but when I try to get in them a error says

    \\XXXX is not accessible
    The network path was not found.

    How can I set the network path?

    Also,

    1. I shared the folders in each computer

    2. I can ping each other

    3. Names given to each computer are as simple as mike, raju ....

    4. I have the firewall but the internal network is in the trusted zone, I tried it having firewall shutdown....no changes

    5. File sharing is enabled on NIC

    Recently i see that out of 3 computer(comp, 1,2,3) computer 1 can see all in MY NETWORK PLACES but comp2 and 3 can see only themselves,

    Can anyone help me in this matter?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Do all PCs have the same Workgroup name?
    Are you using a router with a switch?
    Do you use fixed IPs?
    If cabled, are all the cables straight-thru, and not crossover?
    If wireless, are they al on the same channel?
  3. asylum

    asylum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    >>>>yes all PCS are in same work group ie...mshome

    >>>>i am using zoom 5560 router behind the hub just for internet sharing

    >>>> i have fixed ips like started IP range from 10.0.0.2 .....10.0.0.15, all lies beteen these numbers

    >>>>>All of them has straight thru cables (cat5e)

    >>>>>No they are in ethernet
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Change your router's IP to 192.168.1.254
    Change the PCs fixed IPs to be between 192.168.1.101 and .120
    Subnet mask for all is 255.255.255.0
    Make the default gateway and the first DNS-server 192.168.1.254 (router's IP).
    Leave the second DNS server blank.
    A hub only allows traffic from one PC at the time, so others will have to wait until that PC is finished.
    Would be better to get a switch with 10/100MB ports.
    See if the above helps.
  5. asylum

    asylum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I am taking the 10.x.x.x ip range because that's what my router manual book says according to manual

    ip should be between 10.0.02 to 10.0.0.15
    dns- 255.255.255.0
    gateway- 10.0.0.2 (router)

    I believe hub will allow traffic randomly ie...anytime /anywhere between any computer

    I use to have xp machine installed before and all worked fine.Even when i am sharing files I am doing it one at a time anyway.

    I am wondering will your configuration will work at current settings?

    Change your router's IP to 192.168.1.254
    Change the PCs fixed IPs to be between 192.168.1.101 and .120
    Subnet mask for all is 255.255.255.0
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Sorry, a hub is for one-way traffic only, a switch allows everything simultaneously.

    In your last post you mention DNS as 255.255.255.0. This is the value for your Subnet-mask. The first DNS-server should have IP 10.0.0.2 (router's IP), the same as your default gateway. Leave the second DNS-server empty.
  7. asylum

    asylum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I figure out the problem. i sorted by login as admin in all computer. thanks for help REALBLACKSTUFF
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,026   +221

    private ip address space

    humbug. There are three blocks of private IP addresses:

    * 10.0.0.0 through 10.255.255.255
    * 172.16.0.0 through 172.31.255.255
    * 192.168.0.0 through 192.168.255.255

    the users internal lan may be ANY of these which the router will support.

    also, fyi, a hub is also bi-directional like a switch, but the thruput IS better.
    Hubs and switches are primarily ethernet connection boxes to extend the physical wiring of the net. the router is a means to control the net and should be first in line from the modem, to the router, to any hubs/switches and thense to the system(s) of the lan.
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