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WIN 2k pro NETWORKING PROBLEM.

TECRA 8100 laptop (win 2k, 512 meg 12 gig)

NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

both wired lan (10/100) and wireless (buffalo airstation)

a few weeks ago, i had some problems with the windows networking on the wireless pcmcia card- ip is fine (I am sending this from the laptop)

Think that the ms networking stack is shot... I have tried to uninstall the card and all cards that have been in the system but that does not work.

I can change the name of the workgroup on the laptop- and the new workgroup name showes up on the wired lan clients (but it is not searchable)

when I try to double click on the workgroup that the laptop is not part of... it just reads that the network path is not found.

I have been playing with networks since dos 6.22 and have run win 3.51 on a dec alpha.. this is just got me confused...

any help would be GREAT.

Thanks
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night_monkeyCommented:
read this microsoft documentation on tcp/ip troubleshooting. if gives instructions on how to manually remove registry keys that were connected to the previous tcp/ip install. it also has other info that you may find helpful.
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night_monkeyCommented:
you can also try clearing the netbios cache, which it seems may have bad mappings.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=262963

You can use the nbtstat -R command to manually clear the NBT cache.

The following sequence demonstrates the issue described in the "Summary" section:
Create a directory share named "Test" on both ServerA and ServerB.
Register "Vcom" as an additional NetBIOS name on ServerA by using the NetServerComputerNameAdd() API.
On a Windows 2000-based client, run the following command: dir \\vcom\test. This command completes successfully.
Delete the "Vcom" NetBIOS name on ServerA by using the NetServerComputerNameDel() API.
Register the NetBIOS name "Vcom" on ServerB by using the NetServerComputerNameAdd() API.
On the Windows 2000-based client, run the following command: dir \\vcom\test. The command does not complete successfully.
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night_monkeyCommented:
check your hosts/lmhosts files to see if there is anything in there that shouldn't be in there.

%system root%\system32\drivers\etc
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CliftonAdminCommented:
This is a really annoying thing that I have run into a few time, what you probably have to remove the key values in the registry that were enabled during the old tcp/ip install.  The information on how to do this is at the microsoft support site.
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