Network Configuration


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Dapper Dan

A couple of days ago I had to reinstall the Win Me O/S on a laptop that was
properly connected to our little home network. Reconfigured the network
setting a few times but am just not getting it right. It's hooked up and I
can access the Internet. Can also print to a network printer BUT the laptop
can't see the other computers. As a result I wasn't able to transfer back
the laptop's files that we had temporarily stored on another network
computer, although I have subsequently managed another way. In trying to
troubleshoot, I see what appears to be the problem via IPCONFIG /all; there
is no ip address or subnet mask, nor is there a lease obtained. I've tried
ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew but to no avail. In Event Viewer, I
see the following message;

"The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer
LAPTOP that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on
transport NetBT_Tcpip_{9DAC5080-454E-4F06-B8. The master browser is stopping
or an election is being forced."

Can someone provide guidance on how to correct this issue. Thanks in
advance.

Dan
 
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Dapper Dan

Hi Joan. Thanks for feedback. Looks like more reading, eh.

Will investigate and revert.

Dan
 
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Dapper Dan

Disabling Browse Master solved the problem of the laptop not seeing the rest
of the network, Joan. Now I guess it's on to why ipconfig is incomplete.
More reading....and Chuck's site is very, very difficult to read on my
'puter.

Another question, if I may. When I click on My Network Neighborhood, I see
the usual stuff (like add network place, home network wizard, entire
network) but that screen also shows ;
shared docs on Newdesktop
my documents on newdesktop
laptop files on newdesktop
c on newdesktop
c on desktop

Do you know of any way to eliminate these? I have since "unshared" all of
the above but they remain on this screen.

Thanks

Dan
 
D

Dapper Dan

Thanks for the additional info, Joan. This one is a lot easier on the eyes.

I'm connected by a cable modem via a router (wired). If I don't see anything
related on Steve's site, I think I'll just uninstall/reinstall and start
from scratch.

Dan
 
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Joan Archer

OK Dan let us know how you get on, there are lots of places on the
internet to do with networking if you want to have a look around, but I'm
sure Steve's site should be able to sort you out.
Joan
 

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