Network Help

Posted by: Cyrez

Network Help - 08/20/02 03:08 PM

I have a win2k machiene and a win xp machiene i wanna setup it so i can browse the files on each computer from the other one.. I made a network with the winxp machiene and it told me to make a floppy i did and tried to install it on win2k and it says its only for win98, me, etc so how do i setup the xp and 2k togeather?
Posted by: Predator

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 03:52 PM

Uhm, if you only want to browse trough the other computer his harddrive, there is no need for a floppy. Just share the drive (folder) you want to share. Right click on it and choose share. I think yuo can figure out the rest.

Oh and the access the files from another comp, just do a \\computername\namesharedfolderordrive
Posted by: Cyrez

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 04:22 PM

I prolly doin somthin really stupid I cant figure it out all the connections are right.... I also made sure the workgroup names were the same... I Did the stuff you told me to and it still dosnt work and im typing everythin right... could u walk me through on how to setup this starting from scratch on a winxp and a win2k machiene thanks..
Posted by: Cyrez

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 06:44 PM

i got sygate it dosnt even see the other computer microsoft really hates backwords compatibility
Posted by: Predator

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 06:57 PM

So let's start from the beginning...

Quote:
Originally posted by Cyrez:
I so i can browse the files on each computer from the other one..
I hope this means you just want filesharing between your 2 comps cause you're talking about an internet sharing prog in your previous post.
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 07:32 PM

You must have an account as the user your logged in as on the machine your trying to access. Also make sure you have netbios installed on both machines especially the XP one I think the home version doesent have it installed by default.
Posted by: psychogen

Re: Network Help - 08/20/02 08:35 PM

jesus man I was chatting to you for about an hour trying to explain how to do it.

fuck still aint got it sorted?

are you sure ur using a crossover network cable?
Posted by: Cyrez

Re: Network Help - 08/21/02 03:07 AM

ya im jus tryin to file share and i have someone commin to network the walls tommrow so ill ask him bout it
Posted by: unreal

Re: Network Help - 08/21/02 08:55 AM

Maybe I was premature in de-stickying the "Correct Forums" post. Moved to Newbie Questions.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Network Help - 08/21/02 10:15 AM

Win2000 isn't the most compatable with sharing... In other words on your win2k box if you can ever get the filesharing to work correctly you're a god... they were seriously paranoid when they made the design schematics.
Posted by: Predator

Re: Network Help - 08/21/02 11:06 AM

cool, from what gizmo sais, i'm a god
Posted by: SilentRage

Re: Network Help - 08/21/02 03:16 PM

And Gizmo must not have read my post describing how to work with the tight security of Win2k shares. I am a teacher of gods!
Posted by: Scorpion

Re: Network Help - 08/27/02 04:28 AM

Is it possible to send messeges with a basic Windows network?
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Network Help - 08/27/02 07:01 AM

use "net send (machine name or IP) message"
thats only if both have netbios installed and the port 139 open.
Posted by: psychogen

Re: Network Help - 08/29/02 02:21 PM

thats from the command prompt

/me points at sinetific

to view all machines on network type 'net view'
to do anything with 'net' type 'net' and it will give u all options and usage types.

And by default on win2k machines upwards this service is open, most admins dont bother closing the port.
Posted by: Asteos

Re: Network Help - 08/31/02 12:12 AM

Someone once told me that xp isn't the os of choice to put on a network/server anyways. It doesn't seem too different from other mswindows releases (95-98 + ME) A few added features like task managers and such seems to be the only difference apart from the gui. I don't know ... I'm just rambling here. What's up with the xp networking ability anyways? I don't know much about windows networking, except for novell, as you may notice. aaaaah whatever. Why would people want to use a windows network anyways? I don't get it. oh well. I'll be logging out now.