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workgroup between two w2k laptops

Posted on 2004-10-16
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I have done this hundreds of time but can't figure out why it is not working this time. I have 2 laptops, both w2k. Both have the same workgroup name and each has a different computer name. Both connected to netgear switch. When I search for one laptop from one computer to the other, I can't find it. When I look at ms network or computers near me, I still can't find it. What is going on?
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Well, keep in mind that when you are doing this (because you mentioned workgroup and the 'network neighboord icon) that you are not using JUST TCP/IP.  You are also using NetBEUI.  More so, NetBEUI over IP.  Why not try a direct net use from teh command line.  This one will work for sure without waiting for the 'master browser to update the information.  Try:

net use * \\192.168.0.5\folder

Of course you need to subsitute the IP address and folder name above for the ones you have.  This command will 'map' a drive letter from one laptop to the other.

Finally, BEFORE you do this, you will need to make a folder on the desitination laptop and allow it to be shared.

This is pretty much a fool proof way to fix what you need.

Shawn
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D'oh. I forgot to check for NetBEUI, it was not installed. Thanks.
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