Using my Novell Netware configured computer on my Microsoft WinXP home network
Posted on 2005-04-23
My company provides me with a laptop that is setup for novell netware networking. Each time I turn it on, I need to sign into my computer (whether attached to the network or not) using a netware login. I have a home network setup in my house, using simple microsoft networking tools available in windows xp. I would like to be able to access the printers in my home and do file sharing with my laptop, but I can find no way to access the home network. I tried right clicking on my computer/properties/computer name and changing computer name, network ID and domain (thinking I could change it back later) and this totally screwed up my netware configuration and our IT department spent quite a bit of time getting my computer reconfigured properly.
So does anyone have any solution to this problem, or is there no way I can print share and access other computers on my home network while have the netware stuff on my laptop?