troubleshooting Question

Can't browse domain's network neighborhood and find the Server!

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We have a Domain composed of 15 workstations. 13 conect to the Windows 2000 SP4 Domain controller via ethernet and 2 thru a wireless bridge. Fourteen of the PC's are XP Pro SP2 and one is W2K SP4.
The server has 2 nics: 1 for the windows LAN and a second for a SCO-Unix network. They are being routed via RRAS. The Windows NIC is set as the primary card thru Advanced TCP/IP properties.

When browsing the Network Neighborhood from the 2000 server, all workstations show up and issuing a "net view" command results in a listing of the same PC's. However if the browsing is initiated from any of the workstations, the browser will only display the domain name. Attempting to go futher up the tree results in "You may not have permission ..." error.
Issuing a "net view" command from the workstations results in a Error 6118.

The XP Pro SP2 firewalls are open for both TCP and UDP ports 135 thru 139.

If I do a "browstat status" command from the server console I get "browsing is not available on domain" for the "Unix" NIC and "Browsing is available on Domain" for the MS NIC. The only hair raiser is that the name of the card for the MS NIC is in symbols like hearts, spades, other non-ASCII stuff.

Is my problem likely a bad NIC?

This is driving me batty.......

Oh yeah,  If I add ipx to all workstations and the server, I CAN brows all the workstations and do not get a "6118" from "net view" but the Server still doesn't show up.

HELP Help help I'm going down for the third time on this one ;-)

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