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  • Problems accessing computers on a win2k workgroup

    After a company move to a new building, We setup the internet conencted network, and now the computers on the network cannot see each other even though they can see the S-Box, and any computer that's connected directly to the s-box.

    No Ping, Cannot See computers on network neighbourhood, netview <computername> gives system error 53,

    All the computers are given ips by S-Box (the s-box is the dhcp server).
    All the computers are on the same switch.
    and all of them can connect to the internet, even though they cannot see other computers on their own workgroup..

    I hope you can help,

    thank you,

    Oren.

  • #2
    We need a sample of the network current IP configuration in order to troubleshoot it.

    Pick two computers which can connect to the Internet, but cannot ping each other and copy/paste their current, full IP configuration.

    BTW, I assume it's Windows 2000 Professional, correct? Or is it Windows 9x ?

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    • #3
      Thanks!

      This one is a win2k proffesional machine:

      Windows 2000 IP Configuration



      Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : i-yehuda
      Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
      Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

      IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

      WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
      Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
      Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-80-B0-09

      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

      Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

      IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.90

      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

      DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.115.106.31
      62.219.186.7
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 28, 2003 11:28:22 AM

      Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, October 31, 2003 11:28:22 AM

      and this one is a win98 machine:

      Windows 98 IP Configuration

      Host Name . . . . . . . . . : inter2
      DNS Servers . . . . . . . . : 192.115.106.31
      192.115.106.35
      Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
      NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
      IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
      WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
      NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : Yes

      Ethernet adapter :

      Description . . . . . . . . : PPP Adapter.
      Physical Address. . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-00-00
      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . :
      DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
      Primary WINS Server . . . . :
      Secondary WINS Server . . . :
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
      Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

      Ethernet adapter :

      Description . . . . . . . . : SiS NIC SISNIC
      Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-E0-18-7B-E8-AD
      DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
      IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.160
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
      Primary WINS Server . . . . :
      Secondary WINS Server . . . :
      Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
      Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

      they both use ports on the same hub-switch (dynamode), and they both see the s-box, and they both see the mailserver (s-box is the dhcp server, and is on 192.168.10.1, the mailserver is on 192.168.10.100)

      Any help would be appreciated!

      thanks,

      Oren.

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      • #4
        Oren, I'm sorry, but for me it will require to do further troubleshooting onsite in order to solve it.

        I can suggest the following:

        - Your computers are configured in a workgroup, and I see that some of your computers are Windows 9x, and Windows 2000. You didn't mention how many computers reside on the same physicaly subnet, but to reduce the traffic going in between I would install a WINS server, and configure all of the clients computers to use it. You can use the DHCP on your side to help you give away the WINS IP.

        - By the looks of it, and correct me if I'm wrong, you CAN ping computers by using an IP, but you cannot ping another computer using its NetBIOS name. So again, it's a NetBIOS issue, and not IP, otherwise you wouldn't be able to go out to the Internet.

        - Another point is that I saw that the Windows 98 has a static IP. That means that the DHCP is being used by Windows 2000 clients ?

        I'm not familiar with the physical infrastructure of your network, but something is blocking broadcast transmissions, or I'm missing something else.

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        • #5
          Corrections

          1. There are only 2 computers in the network that are win9x machines.
          2. None of the computers can ping each other. neither by netbios name, nor by ip.
          3. I do get to the internet, yet I still cannot see any of the pcs.
          4. There are about 10 computers in the workgroup.
          5. None of the network settings has changed after the transfer. it was "as is".


          I'm looking into the possibility that the switch itself is the source of the problem.. either that, or the s-box.

          thanks for the feedback, and if you think of anything else, I'd be glad to know.

          thanks again,

          Oren.

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          • #6
            Oren,

            I'm going to bet and say that the Switch should be blamed for this, but I'm not 100% sure. I doubt that it's the DHCP, since you have few computers with a static IP. If you haven't solved it so far, tell me exactly what is the current infrastructure of your workgroup. Except for the number of clients (which is 10), explain how is the Internet connectivity being done, how many servers you have in the workgroup (if at all), and what are their roles (DHCP, ICS, NAT, etc). Include the subnet range as well, and then we'll think together how we can: 1) Improve the infrastructure of your network 2) Solve the current connectivity problem 3) Give you the credit, and ask for a salarry raise

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