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3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

(OP)
I am at a loss on this one... We have 3 machines, one using XP, one Win2K, and one Win2K Pro.  After other various difficulties getting them to network together (including a virus blocking users from accessing one computer from the network by screwing with the local security settings), I am still having trouble.  At this point...

XP and Win2K see each other just fine.  No problems, can be accessed by computer name or IP address.

W2K Pro has access to the other two computers, but only by IP address (I added the IP addresses of the other two into W2K Pro's local host list to be able to use computer name).  

Neither the XP nor Win2K machine can access the W2K Pro machine or Ping it's IP.  

I am baffled... any thoughts anyone?

RE: 3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

any chance the w2k machine could be running a firewall?
this is the usual culprit.

<marc>   i wonder what will happen if i press this...

  • please give feedback on what works / what doesn't
  • need some help? how to get a better answer: FAQ581-3339

RE: 3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

(OP)
It's almost always something simple isn't it?  The IP addresses listed in norton internet security to allow access were wrong.  Thanks manarth, for making me check the firewall issue once again...

RE: 3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

I want to network 3 computers, and one laptop, how do I begin to do this. Need help.
Thank you!

RE: 3 Machines (2 W2K, 1 XP), one W2K cannot be pinged by other machines!!

Sguzmn - this is off-topic... you should post as a new thread and you'll get more help.

is it just a LAN?  or do you need to share an internet connection aswell?

if you're sharing an internet connection you'll need a router or to specify one of the machines as the gateway.   if you've got a broadband connection to share, I'd recommend buying a hardware router (normally £40ish - Linksys / Belkin / D-Link)

either way, you'll need a network card for each machine, some cat5 cables (these should be cat5 patch cables, not crossovercables) and a hub or switch (although this can be built into the router if you decide to buy one).

You'll need TCP/IP installed on each machine.

If you're not using a router or a gateway, you'll need to assign static IP addresses.   otherwise, select "obtain an IP address automatically".

if you're using static IPs, assign IP 192.168.0.x (x between 1 and 254) and subnet mask 255.255.255.0


hope this helps.... if you have some more questions please post as a new thread.

<marc>   i wonder what will happen if i press this...

  • please give feedback on what works / what doesn't
  • need some help? how to get a better answer: FAQ581-3339

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