Can't log into Novel after disconnecting/reconnecting LAN cable

Posted on 2011-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
This one is for my mum hope someone can help:)
...I took the network patch lead out of the back of my pc on a novell network and was using it as a stand-alone computer for the day. When I put the lead back in and tried to log on it would still only let me log in with the stand-alone pasword and would not connect to the network. It wouldn't accept any of my passwords to startup except the one for that workstation only and that password and the ticked box is what comes up automatically every time I start it up.
Even if I unclick the 'workstation only' box it doesn't work.

Note: The network card lights are flashing on the PC.

Any ideas?
Question by:trono
LVL 30

Expert Comment

ID: 34938005
Can you get to the internet on that PC?
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

deroode earned 250 total points
ID: 34940914
What version of Netware are you trying to login to? Are you connecting with IP or IPX? What OS are you running on your workstation?

IPX has the habit of not being able to relogin after a connection loss. You'll have to reboot the workstation.
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

ZENandEmailguy earned 250 total points
ID: 34956095
Please verify that the NIC is enabled in the Control Panel | Network.  Perhaps a reboot of the PC is necessary to restart the card.  You might also try to disable the card (assuming it isn't already) and then re-enable it.  Look on the back of the card for a green or amber light to confirm connectivity with the network.

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.


Author Comment

ID: 34956554
Thanks for the replys, the PC does not have internet access.

Not sure yet as to what version of Netware they are running.

The LAN lights are already flashing on the card but I will check to make sure they have restarted the PC and tried disabling/re-enabling the card.

LVL 30

Expert Comment

ID: 34956595
Never did .or just not after the disconnect?

Author Comment

ID: 34956673
Sorry, this PC has never had an internet connection

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34958215
This may help someone but it did not solve our problem. Not sure yet what fixed this particular problem but it was able to be fixed remotley so I would assume they may not have been able to disable/re-enable the LAN. It apparenly took about 1 1/2 hours to resolve, if I can find out more details I will post later.

Thanks for all the suggestions

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Restoring old tapes - Arcserve for Netware 11 2,034
Environment Variable from Novell 4 935
Do I need a Ticketing system? 10 39
search drive 4 254
Novell released its latest version of GroupWise a few weeks ago.  The version is 2012 and it only runs on Linux (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10/11 is the first choice and I'm not sure about other Linux distributions, such as Red Hat, Debian, etc.) …
Regular maintenance of GroupWise Mailbox keeps it running flawlessly. Sometimes, it is also seen that mailbox maintenance is needed for resolving various issues of mailbox and other Novell GroupWise database. By using the ‘Repair Mailbox’ feature, a…
This tutorial gives a high-level tour of the interface of Marketo (a marketing automation tool to help businesses track and engage prospective customers and drive them to purchase). You will see the main areas including Marketing Activities, Design …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question