I have just replaced my hub with a Linksys 10/100 5-Port Switch and I need to set up my network. I have "3" Computers and they all are able to access the internet through my cable modem. (They all have seperate IP's). But I would like to set them up to be able to share files. I am new to networking, so If you need more info, just ask me. And please bare with me, If I ask alot of questions along the way.
Here is the info....
Comp # 1 - W2K Prof..
C = NTFS
D = FAT32
Comp # 2 - W98SE
C = FAT32
Comp # 3 - W98SE
C = FAT32
First make sure they are all on the same subnet. If they are on the same subnet and have the same DNS info, etc they should see each other just fine. Also make sure NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled in the TCP/IP settings.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
settings to use
if you have a machine that is using a dialup or a second nic use ICS - it is easy to use, and does all the work for you.
if you are just setting up a lan
use these settings
for the defualt gateway, set it to the same machine, anyone will work. if you are planing to make it internet ready - set your default gateway to the machine that will be your "server" that connects to the internet.
you will also want to consider running IPX/SPX on all the machines for file/print sharing, becuase IPX/SPX is not usable over the internet, you can have drive shares and not worry.
just make sure that you have the tcp/ip diabled for sharing.
(done by bindings or check boxes...)
Ok. I did what you said Condor.
I started comp 2 & 3 from scratch. I removed all the network stuff. then I added microsoft TCP/IP and Netbeui.
Now comps 2 & 3 can see each other fine. But they cannot see comp 1 and comp one cannot see them. I'm 2/3 of the way there. Half tempted to just go back to win 98 on comp 1.
Thanks to all, especially *Condor* fir the help and patience.
I learned alot over the past few days....
W2K would not work because I had to install
I guess that I need to have TCP/IP and NetBEUI protocols?
Still not sure what they both do, but I'm gonna go and do some searching on the net to learn.
Netbeui is a protocol intended for small networks (very simple and low memory usage - called overhead) uses the computer names and hardware address (MAC address) to communicate.
TCP/IP - is a stack (collection) of many protocols design to allow communication in huge networks with many paths to a single target (Mesh architecture) so using names is out of the question.
Imagine your network as a room. if you have a small living room and you call "john" out loud you'll find him fast.
on the other hand if you're in the Ney-York Stock exchange and shout "john" you will interrupt other people (like the term broadcast), you will most likely have many "johns" and it will take forever to find the right one..
In TCP/IP every computer oor Netework card (node) is assign a unique address containing a network address and a host address.
in class C networks it's the last field..
let's say you have the address :
192.115.100 (wiil get you to the building, the floor and the office) - Netowrk ID
7 (will get you to the person) - Host ID
I hope my explnation didn't confse you
Networks and Protcols make some interesting stuff to learn..