Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:57 PM
Problem: Sharing Win2k Resources
I have multiple XP systems that utilize the internet and share resources through a router. I have recently added a Win2k system to the network and I am able to access the internet fine once I set it up with a valid IP. Unfortunately I cannot see shared drives or resources on the Win2k machine from my XP machines nor can I access the XP machines from the Win2k machine.
I am sure Win2k is a wonderful OS for complex networks, however, it is over kill for me and I can’t get this whole permissions, sharing, security, and etc thing to work it seems.
I have set the Win2k machine to the same workgroup as my other PC’s. The XP PC’s are DHCPing 192.168.1.1xx addresses with a subnet of 255.255.255.0 and a gateway of 192.168.1.1. I set the Win2k machine to use the static IP of 192.168.1.100 with the same subnet, gateway, and a DNS server of 192.168.1.1.
The only components installed with the Win2k Network Connection are: Client for windows..., File and print sharing..., and TCP/IP. At this point, on XP machines, you should see each other (without the additional sharing/security settings).
I have tried various settings to allow for the Win2k and XP machines to see each other, but none has worked. Rather than tell you what I have done, I would rather just do it from scratch correctly.
By the way, while I don’t think NetBEUI is needed unless you are using a pre-Win2k Windows OS, I turned it on for giggles. I did notice that the workgroup now listed my XP machine, however, when I connect I get the “network path was not found” error.
Any help would be appreciated.