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I have a stupid question, well, it’s dumb really. I tried to impress the family with a home network (3 PCs - 2 x Win98SE & 1 x XP Pro) and I have some peculiar problems…any help from networking gurus appreciated!
3 x NIC Cards from Belkin (actually they are a Macronix MX98175) & an Accton 8 port Hub; correct cables. My Win98 SE PIII is the host.
To cut to the chase, I know everything is sort of connected OK. The host has all the TCP/IP thingies with binding & all that stuff. I have shared folders on each PC and can see all of them in varying combinations!? Lets call the PCs “Dad”, “Joshua” & “Laura”. All subnet masks are 255.255.255.0 Workgroup is “Home”; PCs are all named uniquely.
Dad: Win98SE, IP 192.168.0.1,
Joshua: Win98SE, IP 192.168.0.2, Gateway: 192.168.0.1; DNS: Host is “Dad”
Laura: XP Pro, IP 192.168.0.3, Gateway: 192.168.0.1; DNS: 192.168.0.1
Dad can see all 3 PCs in Network Neighborhood but can’t access Laura
Joshua can see all 3 PCs in Network Neighborhood and CAN access everyone
Laura can access Joshua & Laura PCs in Network Neighborhood but can’t see or access Dad.
Dad can only ping 127.0.0.1 (local host)!? but can access Joshua’s shares!
Joshua can ping Laura 192.168.0.3 & 127.0.0.1
Laura can ping 127.0.0.1, Joshua but not Dad
What have I done wrong or missed?
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