Hey Mark O - XP networking question...
Posted on Jun 29, 2002 08:04 pm
Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002
Dude, I am working on getting my studio networked, using one PC for processing and one PC for storage. Theoretically eliminating the "lost clusters" and crap that happen occassionally when your PC crashes and things like that, and eventually setting up an FTP on that PC to share music and start a collaborative music feature here where we can all add tracks and such to songs.
My prob is this, I can't get XP to network like I did every other MS OS from Windows 95 on up. Do you know of any networking issues that XP has that may be new to the XP OS? I am networking (or trying to) on TCP/IP with the ol' 192.168.x.x IP's over a work group, not a domain. These same PC's have already been networked on 98 and ME...is there anything special to XP that is new?
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Jul 05, 2002 11:51 am To be quite honest, I don't use XP but there shouldn't be anything that would prevent you from setting up a workgroup. What are you doing, just using a hub to try to connect a few computers and making all a part of the same workgroup or what? Tell me exactly what your doing so I can recommend a solution.
Jul 05, 2002 11:55 am Yup, just that, like I have for a while. I simple homelan with 3 PC's (sometimes four) on a 4-port hub in a workgroup, pier-to-pier setup. No domain, no dynamic IP's, over a TCP/IP protocol.
Near as I can tell all the setting are just as they were before in any other Windows OS. Against my better judgement I even tried the "Networking Wizard" and that didn't even work...
Jul 05, 2002 01:50 pm i had a problem networking an xp machine to any other ms os.. they dont like each other as none of the older os' have 'proper' security.
xp to xp i didnt have any problems though. just hooked everything up to the lan, set the workgroup name the same and made sure the tcp/ip protocol was installed.. rebooted, logged in, and it was up.
Jul 05, 2002 02:41 pm I must have something disabled on my studio box that I need for networking, I checked and double checked...but that must be what it is, cuz I run my studio box as lean as possible and disable almost everything that is not needed.
Last I checked I could ping the machines from each other, just not get the network running...
Jul 08, 2002 11:44 am I have to check on that one and get back to you there db. As you can tell I am not at my PC everyday like I used to be. I'm kind of in transition. You have XP on just the studio box or all of them? Do you have file and print sharing enabled? Do you have Client for Microsoft networks installed?
Jul 08, 2002 11:50 am yup, using MS network client, file and printer sharing enabled (remote desktop access disabled, which shouldn't matter) and yes, XP on them all. I can't even ping them from each other...I haven't had much time to work on it lately...
Jul 08, 2002 12:38 pm db. i have experience in networking computers with xp. and i do know that it should auto detect everything if you just use automatic detect. but i have also specified my ip addresses, and some older computers, depending on what network card they have, wont detect w/ others. i recommend, trying a different network card in the computer that is not detecting, or checking if there is a firewall enabled.
Since: Apr 03, 2002
Jul 09, 2002 02:04 pm Are you using firewall or security software like zone alarm?
Jul 09, 2002 02:06 pm Only on one machine, the one with 'net access has Norton Personal Firewall 2002 on it but no attempt to connect is even triggering the firewall for authorization.
What's weird is I just found out that the 'net machine is freezing when I try to look into the network neighborhood, so obviously something is wrong on that box somewhere...
I guess I just gotta find the time to sit and putz around with them...
Jul 10, 2002 08:05 am You never specified what brand of hub you were using? Do you have an uplink button? If so, is it depressed? Does it appear that you have connectivity to all ports that are plugged in?(lights)
Jul 10, 2002 08:09 am Yup, all necessary lights are lit, it is a little Dlink 10MB Hub with no uplink (I will be upgrading to a LinkSys 100MB as soon as my studio is networked) Each PC has a 10/100 card in it and each card has worked in previous OS's.
I appreciate all the time and thought, I just know when it gets figured out it is gonna be a total I.D.10.T. error and I am gonna look super stupid...
Jul 10, 2002 11:23 am Have you tried to reboot the hub?
Jul 10, 2002 11:32 am ummmm, reboot the hub? if by that you mean turning it off and on, yes I did try that (I think)
Jul 10, 2002 01:27 pm yup that's what I meant.
Jul 31, 2002 09:55 pm Well, as it turns out, now that I had a few minutes to spend with it, Norton Personal Firewall works a little differently on NT systems than on FAT systems...
So, as I was afraid of, I am just stupid... :-)
I now have my network up and running over my new 100MB D-Link router for the DSL that my employer will be buying me very soon and they just bought me a cell-phone today, so I will be totally wired...for free! :-)
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Aug 01, 2002 12:00 am Yea Baby, welcome to my little world of technalogical but handy gizmo's. And to think you once called me a name I can't think of right now for having to much techy crap.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Ain't life just grand.
Aug 01, 2002 01:07 pm Hehe, you got 100 Mb just in time to start preparing for gigabit networks! :D
Since: Jul 13, 2002
Aug 01, 2002 03:52 pm It will be a while before the average homeowner has a giga-byte networking system...but, no matter what you do, you are always one step behind technology, or you are broke, one of the two...
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