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November 5, 2004 6:15:02 PM

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I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard. Details:

SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop

NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter

SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on Desktop
- Share Name: HPLaserJ.

SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of Desktop,
Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
(without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1: \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
/persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
reached.

QUESTION:
--
Tom Buggy

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Anonymous
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November 5, 2004 6:18:03 PM

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Oops - hit the wrong button.

QUESTION: What's up? Why the Net Use failure?

"TomB" wrote:

> I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard. Details:
>
> SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>
> NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>
> SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
> Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on Desktop
> - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>
> SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of Desktop,
> Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
> (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1: \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
> reached.
>
> QUESTION:
> --
> Tom Buggy
November 6, 2004 12:09:02 AM

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The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you must
use the network wizard then:
Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
sharing.
Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
>I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
>Details:
>
> SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>
> NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>
> SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
> Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on
> Desktop
> - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>
> SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
> Desktop,
> Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
> (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1: \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
> reached.
>
> QUESTION:
> --
> Tom Buggy
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 6, 2004 10:03:03 AM

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- The router is connected via the cable modem.
- The Guest Account is turned on.
- The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
- NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use NetBIOS
for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the absolute
Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.

Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?

"Tanya" wrote:

> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you must
> use the network wizard then:
> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
> sharing.
> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
> >Details:
> >
> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
> >
> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
> >
> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on
> > Desktop
> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
> >
> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
> > Desktop,
> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1: \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
> > reached.
> >
> > QUESTION:
> > --
> > Tom Buggy
>
>
>
November 6, 2004 11:55:01 AM

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Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The Computer
Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP Firewall
go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the ip
range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've never
used the wizard just set mine up manually.
Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on the
toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to Client
of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers. Make
sure both computers are using the same protocols.
"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
>- The router is connected via the cable modem.
> - The Guest Account is turned on.
> - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
> - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
> NetBIOS
> for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the absolute
> Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
>
> Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
>
> "Tanya" wrote:
>
>> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
>> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you
>> must
>> use the network wizard then:
>> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
>> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
>> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
>> sharing.
>> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
>> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
>> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
>> >Details:
>> >
>> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>> >
>> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
>> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>> >
>> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
>> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on
>> > Desktop
>> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>> >
>> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
>> > Desktop,
>> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
>> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
>> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
>> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
>> > reached.
>> >
>> > QUESTION:
>> > --
>> > Tom Buggy
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 6, 2004 2:21:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

All is as you say. and no software firewall (except XP's). Problem still
exists - ??

"Tanya" wrote:

> Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The Computer
> Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP Firewall
> go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
> Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the ip
> range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've never
> used the wizard just set mine up manually.
> Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on the
> toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to Client
> of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers. Make
> sure both computers are using the same protocols.
> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
> >- The router is connected via the cable modem.
> > - The Guest Account is turned on.
> > - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
> > - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
> > NetBIOS
> > for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the absolute
> > Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
> >
> > Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
> >
> > "Tanya" wrote:
> >
> >> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
> >> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you
> >> must
> >> use the network wizard then:
> >> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
> >> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
> >> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
> >> sharing.
> >> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
> >> >Details:
> >> >
> >> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
> >> >
> >> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> >> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
> >> >
> >> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
> >> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on
> >> > Desktop
> >> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
> >> >
> >> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
> >> > Desktop,
> >> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
> >> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
> >> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> >> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
> >> > reached.
> >> >
> >> > QUESTION:
> >> > --
> >> > Tom Buggy
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
November 6, 2004 2:21:03 PM

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Do you have a way to hook the desktop wired? Maybe you need to see if there
is a driver upgrade for that USB wireless. Have you tried connecting to the
printer to the laptop and see if it shares? Your printer might not share
over the LAN. XP likes netbios over tcp/ip so I always use it. If you can
ping the printer then there is a firewall problem or Service turned off.
Anything else in exceptions in the SP2 firewall?
Mine that are checked in exceptions:
printer and filesharing
msn messenger
remote assistance
remote desktop
upnp Framework
I use remote desktop and the router is upnp enabled so it might be different
in your computer.
I also use a software firewall so I don't use the SP2 firewall but did try
it so my settings are still there.
"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:100DDE40-101F-497C-884A-60E870E29571@microsoft.com...
> All is as you say. and no software firewall (except XP's). Problem still
> exists - ??
>
> "Tanya" wrote:
>
>> Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The Computer
>> Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP
>> Firewall
>> go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
>> Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the ip
>> range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've
>> never
>> used the wizard just set mine up manually.
>> Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on the
>> toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to
>> Client
>> of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers. Make
>> sure both computers are using the same protocols.
>> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
>> >- The router is connected via the cable modem.
>> > - The Guest Account is turned on.
>> > - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
>> > - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
>> > NetBIOS
>> > for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the
>> > absolute
>> > Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
>> >
>> > Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
>> >
>> > "Tanya" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
>> >> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you
>> >> must
>> >> use the network wizard then:
>> >> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
>> >> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
>> >> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
>> >> sharing.
>> >> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
>> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
>> >> >Details:
>> >> >
>> >> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>> >> >
>> >> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
>> >> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>> >> >
>> >> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and
>> >> > Printer
>> >> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1
>> >> > on
>> >> > Desktop
>> >> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>> >> >
>> >> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
>> >> > Desktop,
>> >> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping
>> >> > Sportsware
>> >> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
>> >> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
>> >> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot
>> >> > be
>> >> > reached.
>> >> >
>> >> > QUESTION:
>> >> > --
>> >> > Tom Buggy
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
November 6, 2004 2:21:03 PM

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Silly question. Have you just tried opening an application and select print?
If you have more than one printer make sure the one that is on is checked as
the default printer.
"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:100DDE40-101F-497C-884A-60E870E29571@microsoft.com...
> All is as you say. and no software firewall (except XP's). Problem still
> exists - ??
>
> "Tanya" wrote:
>
>> Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The Computer
>> Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP
>> Firewall
>> go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
>> Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the ip
>> range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've
>> never
>> used the wizard just set mine up manually.
>> Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on the
>> toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to
>> Client
>> of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers. Make
>> sure both computers are using the same protocols.
>> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
>> >- The router is connected via the cable modem.
>> > - The Guest Account is turned on.
>> > - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
>> > - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
>> > NetBIOS
>> > for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the
>> > absolute
>> > Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
>> >
>> > Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
>> >
>> > "Tanya" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
>> >> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you
>> >> must
>> >> use the network wizard then:
>> >> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
>> >> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
>> >> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
>> >> sharing.
>> >> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
>> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
>> >> >Details:
>> >> >
>> >> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>> >> >
>> >> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
>> >> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>> >> >
>> >> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and
>> >> > Printer
>> >> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1
>> >> > on
>> >> > Desktop
>> >> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>> >> >
>> >> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
>> >> > Desktop,
>> >> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping
>> >> > Sportsware
>> >> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
>> >> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
>> >> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot
>> >> > be
>> >> > reached.
>> >> >
>> >> > QUESTION:
>> >> > --
>> >> > Tom Buggy
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 6, 2004 4:12:05 PM

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Tanya,
I really appreciate your attempt to resolve this situation. However, it's
turned into a "fishing expedition" of which I am getting both tired and
frustrated. In addition to our dialog I must have read 20 to 30 articles
from Microsoft, Belkin, Practically Networked, EZLINK, etc.This whole network
thing (except for the Internet connection shared by the two computers that is
working fine) is really for learning and experience, and a base for potential
advice-giving to customers of a software application we develop. To this
point it's not worth the hassle.

My next step will be to bring in a network-savvy contact and have him work
hands-on on the actual system/network. In the meantime, I am "ripped" at
Microsoft. What I'm trying to do is not (or should not be) rocket science -
two computers, both XP, a router and wireless adapters, and a shared printer
and shared files. If Microsoft provides a wizard to mask whatever complexity
is involved, damn it - it should work!



"Tanya" wrote:

> Silly question. Have you just tried opening an application and select print?
> If you have more than one printer make sure the one that is on is checked as
> the default printer.
> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:100DDE40-101F-497C-884A-60E870E29571@microsoft.com...
> > All is as you say. and no software firewall (except XP's). Problem still
> > exists - ??
> >
> > "Tanya" wrote:
> >
> >> Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The Computer
> >> Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP
> >> Firewall
> >> go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
> >> Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the ip
> >> range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've
> >> never
> >> used the wizard just set mine up manually.
> >> Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on the
> >> toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to
> >> Client
> >> of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers. Make
> >> sure both computers are using the same protocols.
> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
> >> >- The router is connected via the cable modem.
> >> > - The Guest Account is turned on.
> >> > - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual gateway).
> >> > - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
> >> > NetBIOS
> >> > for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the
> >> > absolute
> >> > Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
> >> >
> >> > Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
> >> >
> >> > "Tanya" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the modem?
> >> >> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If you
> >> >> must
> >> >> use the network wizard then:
> >> >> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through a
> >> >> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to the
> >> >> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
> >> >> sharing.
> >> >> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
> >> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard.
> >> >> >Details:
> >> >> >
> >> >> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
> >> >> >
> >> >> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> >> >> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
> >> >> >
> >> >> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and
> >> >> > Printer
> >> >> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1
> >> >> > on
> >> >> > Desktop
> >> >> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of
> >> >> > Desktop,
> >> >> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping
> >> >> > Sportsware
> >> >> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
> >> >> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> >> >> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot
> >> >> > be
> >> >> > reached.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > QUESTION:
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Tom Buggy
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
November 6, 2004 4:12:06 PM

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If you have local help that is great. Go for it!! Good luck.
"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 99FCF98-5659-4C7B-9A72-6E0CDD07119F@microsoft.com...
> Tanya,
> I really appreciate your attempt to resolve this situation. However, it's
> turned into a "fishing expedition" of which I am getting both tired and
> frustrated. In addition to our dialog I must have read 20 to 30 articles
> from Microsoft, Belkin, Practically Networked, EZLINK, etc.This whole
> network
> thing (except for the Internet connection shared by the two computers that
> is
> working fine) is really for learning and experience, and a base for
> potential
> advice-giving to customers of a software application we develop. To this
> point it's not worth the hassle.
>
> My next step will be to bring in a network-savvy contact and have him work
> hands-on on the actual system/network. In the meantime, I am "ripped" at
> Microsoft. What I'm trying to do is not (or should not be) rocket
> science -
> two computers, both XP, a router and wireless adapters, and a shared
> printer
> and shared files. If Microsoft provides a wizard to mask whatever
> complexity
> is involved, damn it - it should work!
>
>
>
> "Tanya" wrote:
>
>> Silly question. Have you just tried opening an application and select
>> print?
>> If you have more than one printer make sure the one that is on is checked
>> as
>> the default printer.
>> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:100DDE40-101F-497C-884A-60E870E29571@microsoft.com...
>> > All is as you say. and no software firewall (except XP's). Problem
>> > still
>> > exists - ??
>> >
>> > "Tanya" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Make sure DNS and DHCP Clients are started in Services. Also The
>> >> Computer
>> >> Browser is started. All of them on automatic. If you are using XP
>> >> Firewall
>> >> go into exceptions and check Printer and Filesharing.
>> >> Software firewall either disable it for the time being or enter the
>> >> ip
>> >> range in the trusted zone include the router ip at the beginning. I've
>> >> never
>> >> used the wizard just set mine up manually.
>> >> Go to the Network Folder in control panel. Then click on advanced on
>> >> the
>> >> toolbar, go to advanced settings See if tcp/ip is bound(checked) to
>> >> Client
>> >> of Microsoft Networks and Printer and Filesharing on both computers.
>> >> Make
>> >> sure both computers are using the same protocols.
>> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:60A3AE44-14E1-4CD1-B8CB-7353E992857A@microsoft.com...
>> >> >- The router is connected via the cable modem.
>> >> > - The Guest Account is turned on.
>> >> > - The Wizard specification is as you say (through a residual
>> >> > gateway).
>> >> > - NetBIOS is enabled over TCP/IP. I've tried both the Default (Use
>> >> > NetBIOS
>> >> > for DHCP server. If ......., enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP) and the
>> >> > absolute
>> >> > Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings.
>> >> >
>> >> > Net Use for the printer still returns Error 1231. What next?
>> >> >
>> >> > "Tanya" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> The router is ethernet isn't it? Is it hooked to wlan from the
>> >> >> modem?
>> >> >> Simple File Sharing *requires* the guest account to be enabled. If
>> >> >> you
>> >> >> must
>> >> >> use the network wizard then:
>> >> >> Tell the Wizard that the computers connect to the Internet "through
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> residential gateway" (router). Other options, like "directly to
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> Internet" or "through a network hub" will block file and printer
>> >> >> sharing.
>> >> >> Also enable netbios over tcp/ip.
>> >> >> "TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:CD495CE8-7F42-4E33-89DA-6179EDE54487@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the
>> >> >> >Wizard.
>> >> >> >Details:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router,
>> >> >> > Belkin
>> >> >> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and
>> >> >> > Printer
>> >> >> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to
>> >> >> > LPT1
>> >> >> > on
>> >> >> > Desktop
>> >> >> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address
>> >> >> > of
>> >> >> > Desktop,
>> >> >> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping
>> >> >> > Sportsware
>> >> >> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1:
>> >> >> > \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
>> >> >> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location
>> >> >> > cannot
>> >> >> > be
>> >> >> > reached.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > QUESTION:
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Tom Buggy
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 7, 2004 1:16:15 AM

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Try the following:
after you ping Sportsware - note the IP address pinged, e.g. 10.1.2.3
Then type:
NET VIEW \\10.1.2.3

You should get list of all visible shares of that machine.
If instead you get some error - there may be a sharing / account problem,
like the sharing isn't set up correctly, you don't have access to that machine and so on.

--PA

"TomB" <TomB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8A88D945-7415-4A7C-A179-9174088528CF@microsoft.com...
> Oops - hit the wrong button.
>
> QUESTION: What's up? Why the Net Use failure?
>
> "TomB" wrote:
>
> > I have what I thought was a "simple" network set up via the Wizard. Details:
> >
> > SYSTEM: Dell 4300, Windows XP Home with SP2, Dell Laptop
> >
> > NETWORK EQUIPMENT: Optimum Online Cable Modem, Belkin Router, Belkin
> > Wireless USB Adapter for Desktop and Wireless Laptop Card Adapter
> >
> > SETUP: Desktop as "Host". Computer Name: SportsWare. File and Printer
> > Sharing specified and in place. HP LaserJet 1200 attached to LPT1 on Desktop
> > - Share Name: HPLaserJ.
> >
> > SITUATION: Internet Connection working fine. Can Ping IP Address of Desktop,
> > Laptop and Gateway. Cannot Ping \\Sportsware but can Ping Sportsware
> > (without the \\ prefix -?). Entry of Net Use LPT1: \\Sportsware\HPLaserJ
> > /persistent:yes results in Error 1231 - the network location cannot be
> > reached.
> >
> > QUESTION:
> > --
> > Tom Buggy
!