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W2K/XP Network Issues

Advanced tab missing under Network Connection
Cannot delete the network bridge

Can't access the XP after installing dial-up on the XP
Can't access another computer - "\\PC is not accessible. The network path was not found"
Fix network adapter has limited or no connectivity
Issues after running XP Networking Wizard
Limited or no connectivity


 

Advanced tab missing under Network Connection

If the Advanced tab under Network Connection doesn't show, it is possible the adapter is not bound to TCP/IP.

Cannot delete the network bridge

Symptom: When you attempt to delete the network bridge from the Network Connections folder, you may receive the following error message: An unexpected error occurred.

Resolutions: 1. This issue may occur if there is low memory on the computer. Reboot the computer and then tryi.
2. Remove all the network adapters from the network bridge. To do this, go to Network Connections, right-click Network Bridge>Properties>General. On the Select the adapters you want to use to connect to computers on your local network list, click to clear the check boxes for the network adapters that are installed on your computer, and then click OK.
3. Remove the MAC Bridge Miniport. To do this, Run
devmgmt.msc. Expand Network Adapters, right-click MAC Bridge Miniport, and then click Uninstall.

Can't access the XP after installing dial-up on the XP

Symptom: after installing dial up on xp, not one can access the xp even the xp can access others.

Resolution: when setup dial up, the firewall will be enabled by default. You may want to disable the firewall.

Can't access another computer - "\\PC is not accessible. The network path was not found"

Symptom: In our domain, I as administrator can't browse to my PC from the server and I keep getting "\\PC is not accessible. The network path was not found" even I have enables sharing on the PC and I can ping it

Resolution: You need to login once on the PC as the same logon ID, administrator in this case, to establish the trust relationship between the PC and the server.

Issues after running XP Networking Wizard

You may have some difficulties after running XP Networking Wizard. The symptoms are 1)  You cannot connect to other computers on your network or the other computers do not appear when you click Entire Network.  The other computers can't ping your computer or access to your computer. The following are some known issues.
1. The Bridge Connections may be enabled if you add second NIC on a XP computer and run the Networking Wizard.
2. XP's built-in ICF and ICS accidentally activated on the LAN connections when running the Networking Wizard. To disable the XP ICF and ICS, go to the Properties of the connection, Advanced, and uncheck ICS and ICF.

Limited or no connectivity

 Symptoms: 1) The connection status on XP shows “Limited or no connectivity”.
2) The ipconfig lists the ip 169.254.x.x.

 Resolutions: 1) Repair it by going to the Properties of the NIC>Support.
2) Renew ip address.
3) Disable and re-enable NIC.
4) Reboot the computer.

 

 

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