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Calling network Guru's!....

Basically I have two network adaptors in my PC, one for Internet and a second for local lan. Problem is that my PC cant see other PC's on the local LAN.

I can connect to windows shares, but TCP/IP stuff doesnt work. I think the problem is with the routing tables, but dont know for sure???

For example, say my PC(A) IP is 1.1.1.1, and another PC(B) on the local LAN is 1.1.1.2.....

PC(A) (which has the two network cards) cant PING PC(B), but PC(B) can PING PC(A) without a problem!

PC(A) has no problem connecting to the inernet (on the primary interface). As best as I can *guess* the PC is trying to route PING requests onto the internet connection rather than the local network!

Any help appreciated!
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by:Rob Stone
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Try pinging the netbios name.

Check the binding order in TCP/IP properties.

Is there a firewall enabled on this PC but not the others?  If so, try disableing it for a minute.

Try disableing the other nic for internet to check you can ping the other machines.
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by:jvuz
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Make sure that  File and Printer Sharing is active on both pc's.
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by:Vinnnnie
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Take out the second card and buy a hub or router. Connect PC 1 and PC 2 to Hub/Router. Do a fresh install of the OS on the PC you installed the second card on and everything will work fine.
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by:fi76631
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Folks,

Thanks for all of you suggestions. I figured out the problem today. Someone had installed VMWare on the PC at some stage and this was causing the problem (for some reason). When I uninstalled it, everything was fine.

Mods, plz can you close this question

Cheers
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by:Rob Stone
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If you post in the community support they will close this off.
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