help with network neighborhood with router and switch

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by JE Ross, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. JE Ross

    JE Ross Guest

    Hello everyone

    I have a Netgear RT311 router and a Netgear FS105 switch with a cable modem
    hooked up to 2 machines (1 laptop and 1 desktop).

    The internet connection is working fine.
    Also, I can see both machines in Network Neighborhood BUT cannot gain
    access.

    File and Print sharing is enabled but I cannot map a drive for either
    computer.

    Can anyone help and do you need more info??

    TIA

    JE Ross
     
    JE Ross, Sep 24, 2004
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  2. Carey Holzman, Sep 24, 2004
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  3. Please reply to this message in the news group (not by E-mail) with
    more information to help other people understand the problem.

    What does "cannot gain access" mean? How are you trying to gain
    access? What exactly happens when you do it? If there's an error
    message, what does it say?

    What version of Windows does each machine have?
     
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Sep 24, 2004
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  4. JE Ross

    Haggis Guest

    this may sound silly BUT..."file and printer sharing is enabled" ...so did
    you actually "share" the drive you want to access?
     
    Haggis, Sep 24, 2004
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  5. JE Ross

    JE Ross Guest

    : In article <4153875f$0$4050$>, "JE Ross"
    : >Hello everyone
    : >
    : >I have a Netgear RT311 router and a Netgear FS105 switch with a cable
    modem
    : >hooked up to 2 machines (1 laptop and 1 desktop).
    : >
    : >The internet connection is working fine.
    : >Also, I can see both machines in Network Neighborhood BUT cannot gain
    : >access.
    : >
    : >File and Print sharing is enabled but I cannot map a drive for either
    : >computer.
    : >
    : >Can anyone help and do you need more info??
    : >
    : >TIA
    : >
    : >JE Ross
    :
    : Please reply to this message in the news group (not by E-mail) with
    : more information to help other people understand the problem.
    :
    : What does "cannot gain access" mean? How are you trying to gain
    : access? What exactly happens when you do it? If there's an error
    : message, what does it say?
    :
    : What version of Windows does each machine have?
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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for responding so quickly.

    I've hooked up a network (Netgear RT311 router and FS105 switch) between 2
    old computers, both using 98SE. From computer A, I'm trying to access files
    (read, write, print, etc.}on computer B and the reverse. Again, both have
    Internet and Mail access with no problems.

    When I hit Tools\Map Network Drive in Windows Explorer, neither computer is
    listed in the drop down (even though I can see both in the directory under
    Network Neighborhood).. Then, if I type in the name of the other computer,
    I get the following error message:

    "The following error occurred while trying to connect E: to
    \\"computername." The cmputer or sharename could not be found. Make sure
    you typed it correctly, and try again.".

    Sooo, how do I get these 2 computers to "talk" to each other??

    Thanks for responding.

    JE Ross
     
    JE Ross, Sep 24, 2004
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  6. Hi Haggis

    Please forgive the delay in responding. You hit it right on the mark.

    Boy, do I feel dumb but I knew it was something simple.

    Thanks

    JE Ross
     
    news.verizon.net, Oct 1, 2004
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  7. JE Ross

    Haggis Guest

    always the simple stuff eh? glad to help
     
    Haggis, Oct 7, 2004
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