View Full Version : Small network in XP won't work.

01-21-2003, 07:43 PM

Small network. 2 computers (A & B) running XP, 2 Mac's, 3 printers.

Mac's are running fine.

XP's are not.

When I try to run Network setup wizard on computer A it completes. When I try to run Network setup wizard on computer B it can not complete it due to the configuration. I start over. Run NSW on comp B, completes, run NSW on comp A, it can not complete due to configuration.

I can ping computer A from B and computer B from A. I can ping with IP or computer name. I can access workgroups on the computer that completed the NSW, but can't open the shared files. I can not access workgroups from the computer that did not complete NSW.

I tried to install NetBEUI only to find that it was not even listed under protocols, which I do not understand.

The following is installed on the local area network (on both computers):
Client for Microsoft networks
McAfee Firewall Network Filter
File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler

I tried to disable McAfee, didn't help.
The network is connected via hub.
Both computers can access the internet just fine.

Any ideas...please, I'm starting to lose my hair here.


01-23-2003, 06:24 PM
disable the forewall and try again.

Run the wizzard on machine a and make a disk

use the disk on machine b

01-24-2003, 04:53 PM
The above is probably your cause...firewall. However, if you do want to install netbui in XP (not supported by default), follow these steps:
Open the following folder in the Windows XP CD: ValueAdd\Msft\Net\Netbeui.
Copy nbf.sys into the %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\directory.
Copy netnbf.inf into the %SYSTEMROOT%\INF\ directory.
Open network connection properties and click the "Install..." button to add the NetBEUI protocol.