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Networking failed

We have small network of HP machines in our office. These machines are running XP. We have given them different IP addresses in 192.168.0. series 174, 175, 176 etc. Earlier these PCs were accessible to each other after putting them in sharing and printer installed on one machine was being shared by us in the office. Now we are able to access the printers & PCs. We are able to ping the PCs from each other by
ping 192.168.0.175 from 174 but not accessible by command \\192.168.0.175
what may be the problem.
Help us.
10 REPLIES
gesadmin
Advisor

Re: Networking failed

window firewall?? NetBT enabled?? have you tried by hostname??

Re: Networking failed

window firewall - disabled
NetBT enabled?? - Not sure how to check
hostname - Tried

But does'work. Can you tell me the more?

Re: Networking failed

I ahve not received any help from my friends in the forum to solve the problem.
I am waiting.
Please come forward and help me.
Do it fast. All of you are expert.
cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor

Re: Networking failed

hi
you can all other machine between successfull ping

for example test
175 to 176 ping test

176 to 177 ping test
cenk

Re: Networking failed

Hi

I am able to ping the machines to each other say from 192.168.0.172 when I ping 192.168.0.175
I get 100% data back without any loss.
But when I use \\192.168.0.175 cmd in run window. It gives error syaing not accessible and unable to see the printer connected on 175 from 172 in add printer.
Also unable to see the 175 in the My Network Places.

Why it is happing?
cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor

Re: Networking failed

disable both pc on firewall or other antivurus&firewall program

and chenge ip addreess both pc

for example
pc1
192.168.0.89
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.0.x

pc2
192.168.0.88
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
default gateway 192.168.0.x

and re test
cenk

Re: Networking failed

Hi
Thanks
Already Firewall & Antivirus (Macfee) disabled.

PC1
IP 192.168.0.172
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default Getway 192.168.0.1

PC2
IP 192.168.0.175
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default Getway 192.168.0.1

192.168.0.1 is our server through which our internet (Broadband) connected.
Both 172 & 175 ping with each other as well as with server 1 with 100% return of data.
But none is accessible from other PC in the network. Today we have installed a new PC with IP 192.168.0.174.
Surprising 172 is accessible with 174 and vice versa. But 175 is not accessible from both the 172 & 174.
I have even changed the workgroup 2-3 times.
I am unable to understand the problem.
Networking was never that much tought in past.
It was simple jut assign IP and check the PC.
cenk sasmaztin
Honored Contributor

Re: Networking failed

ok please open command line on 175 pc

and ping itself

ping 127.0.0.1

or
ping 192.168.0.175
cenk

Re: Networking failed

Hi

Both ping cmd are working on

192.168.0.172 as well as on

192.168.0.175

How what to do?
Gerhard Roets
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Networking failed

Hi Fateh

I have seen something similar when you clone machines. With something like altiris / ghost.

So what we did is recreate the windows IP stack and netbios bindings.
1. From device manager
2. You right click on the network card and go to update drivers, update them with the current drivers. It is silly i know :)

3. You delete the network card.
4. Scan for new hardware and reinstall it.
5. Configure IP if required static.
6. Reboot ... yes Reboot odds is 80% it wont work before the reboot.
7. Test again with \\##.##.##.##