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Network Neighborhood quit

By rjshenal
Mar 19, 2004
  1. Hello All:

    I have two computers networked...A and B. Computer B Network Neighborhood
    doesn't see itself sometimes but sees computer A. So I reinstalled Windows
    hoping to resolve the problem. Both computers can see each other by mapped
    drives. After reinstalling windows on computer B Network Neighborhood
    doesn't work at all. I get an error "Unable to browse the network", but the
    network does work using mapped network drives on both computers.
    I did have a problem with
    "file and printer sharing for microsoft networks" on B computer. I went
    into network icon and it did not show file and printer sharing in the list.
    Tried to install it numerous times but would not install. I would reboot
    the computer like it asked me to but it wasn't there. Then about the fifth
    time it finally installed. All this time Network Neighborhood would not see
    B computer from A computer but mapped networked drives worked from B to A
    computer and A to B "Whew" that was a mouth full. Then finally everything
    started working correctly on both computers. I really don't know how that
    all happened. Oh by the way, I forgot to mention I'm running Win98SE on
    both machines.

    Any possible ideas as to what may have happened??
    I'll keep in touch in case it faults again.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what might have happened?

    Thanks much in advance

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If you only want to network those 2 PCs, all you need is a cross-over cable and a Networkcard in each PC. Make sure both PCs are in the same Workgroup. Set one PC to fixed IP with subnet-mask, the other PC to and the same subnet-mask. Install TCP/IP and activate File and Printer Sharing and off you go.
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