Networking with Windows 95 Help?
Posted on 1997-12-13
This is what I'm running;
The server (Computer 'A'):
486 DX-2 80Mhz
40 MB RAM
Genoa Windows VGA 24 1MB video board
Genius LAN GE2000III PnP Ethernet Card
using RJ-45 cable
The Workstation (Computer 'B'):
Pentium 200Mhz MMX
128 MB RAM
STB Velocity 3D video card w/8MB
Genius LAN GE2500II PCI Ethernet Card
Both the server and the workstation have Windows 95 loaded and are running fine. The NIC card drivers have been loaded and I see no conflicts in the device manager. When booting both machines I am prompted for a network password which is the same on both.
I tried each protocol one at a time. But under the Network
Neighborhood I lost each computer. I have loaded back in all three protocols IPX/SPX, NetBeui, and TCP/IP. I think may help explain;
Computer 'A' which I call the server, has all the drives shared. Also on the server in Network Neighborhood is listed 'Entire Network',and 'Server'(Computer 'A'). At one point I had the workstation (Computer'B') listed as well, but after reinstalling so many time I lost it.
On Computer 'B' or the workstation in Network Neighborhood is listed 'Entire Network', 'Workstation' (Computer 'B'). Computer 'A' is not listed and I have no access.
The Client software loaded on both machines is 'Client for Microsoft Networks'. This is a follow up to my previous question. I have reinstalled and have new info. I tried to access the computers in DOS again. On the Server Computer'A', I still get the same message. On the workstation Computer'B', I received this message "This device does not exist on the network. reading drive? Abort, Retry, Fail?" This is what I typed in at the prompt "dir \\SRV1\C"
On Computer 'A' in N.Neighborhood I am getting "Entire Network, Srv1, and Wrk". The drives are listed when double clicked on Srv1 but when double clicking Wrk I receive "\\Wrk is not accessible. This device does not exist on the network."
Also, on other thing, on Computer 'A' The NIC that is installed is not the NIC that I have. In other words I have he Genius LAN GE2000III PnP card installed but the drivers under Device Manager has "Realtek RT8019 PnP LAN adapter or compatible" listed. I have tried to reinstall from disk many times but it keeps going back to Realtek.
Edit: I have been able to install the correct NIC card. However I am unable to bind the TCP/IP.
eg. TCP/IP ->GE2000III Series Ethernet Adapter
Nor was I able to have File and Print Sharing say on.
Is this because the TCP/IP is not binding?
This is how I was attempting to bind the TCP/IP;
Opened "Control Panel"
Clicked "Microsoft", "TCP/IP" then "OK"
The system loaded some files and then I rebooted.
Opened "Control Panel"
Clicked "File and Print Sharing"
The system loaded some files and then I rebooted again.
But when I check it its not there.