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JesH
01-21-2003, 07:43 PM
Situation:

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
TCP/IP

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.

Thanks!

classicsoftware
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

acox65807
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.