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Network Nuts?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by garysjo, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    So I decided my family's "spiffy" (read: shitty) Gateway Celeron 333 might be a good place to dump some audio data if I throw a big cheap 5200 RPM drive in it and pick up a few ethernet network cards and a crossover cable. My audio system is a 1.1G athlon, 512 SDRAM, 15G ATA sys drive, 45G audio drive, Matrox G400 DH video, ABIT KT7 MOBO. So I proceed to install both cards, set up IP addresses, etc. For the life of me I can not get the Athlon to find the Gateway. Can't even "ping it." The Gateway, however, is working fine, finds the athlon machine right at login, sees all the drives, etc. I've tried everything my limited knowledge can think of. Changed PCI slots, reintalled WIN98SE on both machines. Uninstalled the cards and drivers and started over, (several times), arrrrgh! Anyone have any ideas, other than buy a big firewire drive. :) It's gotten to the point where I have to make it work or I'll go nuts! Know the feeling? $*^t, I used to just crack open another reel of 2".
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Umm...well, what OS's are you using? Is one Win2k and the other is 98 or ME?
    Cant do much for ya unless I know the OS's involved.
    Opus
     
  3. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Sorry bout that Opus, I was a bit flustered when I posted. Win98SE on both machines. Lynksys net cards (or something like that) they're both the same.
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    if you can see the Athalon machine from the Server then you might need to setup the sharing of whatever drive you want to access on the server. Thats usually the case for one machine to see the other but not vice versa.
    I would check that out and se if that helps!
    Opus
     
  5. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Both machines are set for file and print sharing, all drives. it's weird, when you log on the Gateway you see it instantly connect to the Athlon. When you log on the Athlon, it does not seem to even attempt to connect to the gateway. This is a just a simple peer to peer connection with a crossover cable, although I also tried using my brother's hub to no avail. The Gateway can ping the Athlon, but the Athlon can't ping the Gateway.
     
  6. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Ya know when sumpen doesn't werk, it's always sumpin stupid!! I figured I'd give the network thing another try today, so I'm messing around with both PC's, my wife (less of a computer person than me) comes downstairs, hangs around for a minute or two and asks; "What if you shut off Norton firewall on the Gateway?" My response: "What firewall"? Anyway, works great now thanks to my wife. The funny part is my brother, who worked as a field eng. for IBM for 18 yrs, and now is a Unix systems eng. for a consultanting co, and I spent two hours yesterday trying to find the bug! Once again, this reminds me to always start troubleshooting with, "is it plugged in?" :cool:
     
  7. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    DOH!!! Amazing how an outside source can help like that! Also the simplistic things are always our worst enemies!! Lol
    Gald to hear you got it working!
    Opus
     
  8. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Well of course, silly boy - otherwise he would have had to call it "net-UN-working"! Kinda like Micro-Slop should refer to their Hyena-droppings not as "O.S.'s", but as "P.O.S.'s"... Steve
     

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