Unable to see Network Computer via "My Network Places" (both computers running Win 2000 Pro SP4)
Posted on 2006-06-07
I have connected two computers using a crossover ethernet cable, but have not been able to get them to "see" eachother.
Both computers are running with default network identities ("Computer" and "Workgroup"). Also, I am not using a user password (for Admin) when logging on to either computer at bootup, if this makes any difference (i.e. no Admin password when OSes installed).
- The LAN connection itself seems to be working per Network and Dialup Connections/Local Area Connection. There is a 100 Mbps speed with a few packets being sent and received.
- I can see a "Netware or Compatibe Network" icon via My Network Places/Entire Network/entire contents, but when I
double-click it , I get: "Unable to browse the network The network path was not found." When I right-click it to check for properties I get: "The properties for this item are not available."
- LAN setup currently as follows (more details if required):
Client: Client Service for Netware
Service (?): NWLink NetBIOS
Protocols: NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
To start with, do the Network ID and/or login details need to be modified?