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I have 4 windows 2000 prof work station that are linked together through a work group.

How do I tell whether the communication between the machines are through NETBUEI or TCP/IP?  I think they are communicating through NETBUEI because I cannot ping each of the work stations.

Can someone clearify this for me?



Most likely NetBuei.  Ping test should give a reply from the devices if TCP/IP is configured properly.  Right-click on mynetwork places and choose properties.  Then right on the appropriate Adapter, and select properties again.  See if Netbuei is installed.  Then see if Tcp/ip is also installed.  If Tcp/ip is installed. DBL-Click on it and see if Ip address info is static or assigned via dhcp.  All 4 computers must have the same mask, and be on the same network.  You should go to a command prompt or dos prompt and do IPconfig /all

This should show whether you have a IP already assisnged.  If so do this on each computer to make sure they are indeed on the same network as my example below states.  Once you Staically assign them or dhcp is enabled try your ping test again.


computer1  IP Addr= mask=
computer2  IP Addr= mask=
computer3  IP Addr= mask=
computer4  IP Addr= mask=

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