I'm trying to connect to a LAN that runs Windows 2000 server as proxy. This LAN uses fixed IP's 192.160.20.xx with subnet mask 255.255.255.0. I have configured my Ibook as follows: Windows sharing on, Firewall off, Personal file sharing on, and I have assigned myself a free IP address according to LAN manager. As soon as I enter an IP address, I get an error saying that the IP address 192.168.20.xx is in use. I can put any IP address that I always get the same MAC address error for the ethernet device, as if that were the only computer hooked up.
If I remove the IP number and try to browse the network, I get nothing. I can't see any computer on the network even if they are sharing their files. Should I try Dave and give SMB a rest? Suggestions?
I have also tried to change the Workgroup name in the Directory services of my Mac with no success. Thanks in advance for any help.