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    wdanckaerts
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    LAN icon

    I just installed Windows2000 and want to install a home network. But in my "network settings", in the control panel, their aren't any network (LAN)icons showing, neither the internet dial up icon....
    Nevertheless I have correctly installed an ethernet NIC in all PC's and connected them with a crossed UTP wire. Windows has also recognized the hardware. It's a D-link DFE-530X PCI Fast Ethernet adapter... Any suggestions?

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    Re: LAN icon

    How many pc's are you connecting? Are you using a hub?
    From the CP -> Network and DialUp Connections, what options are showing?
    What protocol(s) have you installed?

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    wdanckaerts
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    Re: LAN icon

    At this moment 2 Pc's (but gradually more) whithout a hub.
    But a crossed UTP should do it in this case, isn't it?
    Protocol: TCP/IP and NETBeui
    I only see the icon "make new connection". I checked the status of the NIC (in the device manager) and seemed to be ok...

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    Re: LAN icon

    OK - I'm may be on new ground here as I've only set-up for working in a domain.

    Crossed UTP is what you need for 2 - I had visions of you trying to connect a handful together without a hub... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Try: Control Panel -> System -> Network Identification
    This should take you to a button marked 'Network ID' and thence to the Network Identification Wizard.
    Does this get you any further?

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    Re: LAN icon

    Add a common Workgroup name, then add users and passwords to both units, and, if you share folders, add users and permissions to the shared folders.

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