Login into a network

I've only recently tried loggin into my ofices network from home.

I appear to be loggin in fine but I don't know how to send or retrieve anything from the network.

I may be missing some software on my machine, what software do I need?
marcomaAsked:
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dew_associatesCommented:
Marcoma, much of what your asking depends upon how your office network is setup. If you're able to logon okay, then you should be able to see any files in the share your network administrator set up for you.

Dennis
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bchewCommented:
Are you logging in by using a dialup connection?  Do you have a "Network Neighborhood" icon on your desktop?  What do you see if you double-click it?  

Bert
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marcomaAuthor Commented:
I don't have 'Network Neighborhood' on my desktop.

How can I install this (I can't find it on my Windows98 CD)
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dew_associatesCommented:
Marcoma, how does your nework admin from work want you to log on to the network?
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marcomaAuthor Commented:
I simply dial up and it asks for my username and password.

After this it asks if I want it to dial me back (so the company pays for the phone call while I'm connected).

After disconnecting the phone rings and my computer answers, it then verifies my username and password and I'm in.

Now on my computer at work it has 'Network Neighborhood' which shows me all the machines connected. But I don't have this on my computer at home, it doesn't seem to be on my Windows98 CD.

Is there another way of seeing all the machines connected to the network and to access them?
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dew_associatesCommented:
That will largely depend on two things, (A) how the administrator has setup the remote access you dial into and (B) the share created for you.

If you're logging onto a share, then you should be able to see the share by opening My Computer and the share would be shown there as a drive.
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bchewCommented:
How do you dial in?  That is, what program or icon do you double-click?  If you right-click the icon, what is under "Properties"?  It sounds like you may be dialing in with just a terminal emulator rather than Dialup Networking.

You "install" Network Neighborhood by installing one or more network protocols.  You will need help from your Network Admin to do this properly as the protocol(s) and configuration must match the network you are logging into.

Bert.
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marcomaAuthor Commented:
The comments added have not solved my problem, I will post a more specific description.
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dew_associatesCommented:
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dew_associatesCommented:
I object to the deletion of this question. Time as already been spent in resolution and if the questioner isn't willing to cooperate and provide information, there is no reason to withdraw the question.
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marcomaAuthor Commented:
I think the problem is that I don't have 'Network Neighborhood' for some reason it was not on my desktop after installing Windows98.

I have posted another question regarding this.

I think all I need is 'Network Neighborhood' to get me on the right track to solve this.

If you know where I can find this to install it on my machine then I'll give you the points.

It isn't on my Windows98 CD, where might I find it?
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay, since you have stated what type of network it is, I'll give you both in case you need either.

First:
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Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and click the Add/Remove icon. Now choose Windows Setup and then double click Communications. Now select Virtual Private Networking at the bottom. Losd that from your Windows 98 CD. Restart as necessary.

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Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and double click the Network Icon. Click the Add button and then select Client. Now select Microsoft in the left window and in the right window select Client for Microsoft Networks and then click OK. Install the components from the Windows 98 CD and reboot as necessary. This will require the entry of a username and password when windows restarts.
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
Thanks Dennis, I see.    pslh
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