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path to XP machine not found from win 2000 machine

     
3:52 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been trying to get two computers to network at my office. Abut 10 hours later I'm ready to throw in the towel for the night and go home! :)

Computer 1 running Windows 2000 Pro with a NIC and a usb cable modem

connected via crossover cable to Computer 2
Files are set up to be shared on Both. Each can see the other in My Network Places.

Computer 2 XP and a NIC

The Xp Computer 2 can access computer 1 shared files and use the printer, but cannot access the internet.

Computer one cannot access anything from computer 2. "The network path was not found" Also get this
not found error typing a path into run.

Computer one can ping the internets adapter but cannot ping the XP computer. However the XP computer can ping the Win 2000 computer, but not the internet adaptor.

Settings

Computer 1 Win 2000:

Client for Microsoft Networks
File and printer sharing
NetBEUI Protocol (if I remove this, XP machine loses connection)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties - use 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0 DNS left blank. Enable NetBios.

Computer 2 XP

Client for Microsoft Networks
Qo S Packet scheduler
File and printer sharing
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties - use 92.168.0.2 subnet 255.255.255.0 (I've tried these on automatic as well) DNS left blank. Enabled NetBios.

I've read and tried all kinds of conflicting things. The one option I haven't been able to do is install NetBEUI on the XP machine. It's new...there is a recovery disc but no XP disc, which you apparently need to install NETBEUI

Oh and the internet adaptor is like this.

Client for Microsoft Networks
File and printer sharing
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties - obtain IP and DNS automatically. (I tried assigning IP...no ping either way from the XP) Disabled NetBios.

Hoping for some wise words in the morning...I'm outa here! :)

1:38 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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BTW the internet connnection has internet sharing enabled.
2:17 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I found a download of netbeui. I'll go to the office and try that this morning.
4:15 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You won't get it to work with NetBeui - XP hates it.

Always, ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS, when when you hit a network problem like this, disconnect from the internet and disable firewalls.

I always assign IP addresses manually, too (but I don't get involved with large network issues).

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I installed netbeui on the XP and now both computers can share files and printers. Still no luck with the internet on the XP and the W2K cannot ping the XP.
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I'm gonna throw in the towel and go get a router. With the ICS problem eliminated I think I can get it going.
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Wow.. you did better than I did with NetBeui (maybe MS fixed something with SP2?).

NetBeui often seems to have problems when working side by side with TCP/IP (which is required by internet sharing). I was asked to do the same thing a couple of years ago (XP/98) and finally got it working by removing NetBeui.

Years ago, NetBeui was quick and simple, but I gave up on it some years ago.

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get a router - it'll save you all sorts of aggro - sorry I couldn't tell you that earlier - might have saved you 10 hours of grief.
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I got it working fairly easily with the router. For some reason I was really familiar with all the settings that needed tweaked. ;) Some of my windows programs see this as a significant change in hardware...so I'll be digging through the old discs or reinstalling stuff. But yay anyway...Now I don't have to keep kicking people off the computer at the garden center. :)
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Yep I agree...get a router. It's unfortunate, but whenever I try to network 2000 Pro with any other OS, it gives me the feeling that it really was not ready for prime time when it was released.

I used it for years myself, enjoying it's stability and security. I didn't even upgrade to XP Pro here until two years ago. But now, the only reason I even keep the 2000 disk is because I may find a use for it someday on a customer's machine or something.

3:54 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm a bit late to this thread, but I just wanted to add here that I've been using the NetBEUI [google.com] Protocol on my home network which combines Win2K and WinXP machines for several years now. It was the quickest and easiest way for me to get these machines to recognize one another on my LAN.