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This article contains steps to help you troubleshoot network browsing problems in Windows 95. Browsing problems are usually indicated by trouble viewing peer servers in Network Neighborhood.
Step 1: Verify the ProblemVerify that you are having a browsing problem, not a problem with network connectivity. To do so, follow these steps:
If the server is found and its location is a different workgroup than your computer's, the server will not appear in Network Neighborhood. To determine your computer's workgroup, follow these steps:
Step 2: Verify That the Correct Network Client Is LoadedVerify that the Microsoft Client for Microsoft Networks is installed on your computer. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 3: Verify That File and Printer Sharing Is InstalledVerify that the File And Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks component is installed. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 4: Verify That a Common NetBIOS Protocol Is InstalledIf the server still does not appear in the browse list, verify that a common NetBIOS protocol is installed on your computer and the server. The following protocols are NetBIOS compliant:
Step 5: Check the Master Browse ServerVerify that the master browse server is functioning correctly by typing the following command at an MS-DOS prompt
net view /workgroup:<wkgrp_name>where <wkgrp_name> is the name of your workgroup. If your workgroup name contains spaces, enclose the workgroup name in quotation marks. For example, if your workgroup name is My Workgroup, type the following line:
net view /workgroup:"My Workgroup"This command retrieves a browse list from the master browse server. If you cannot retrieve a browse list from the master browse server, one of the following problems may exist on the network:
Step 6: Verify That the Browse Server Is AvailableIf your network includes computers that are frequently powered off or removed from the network (such as mobile computers), it is a good idea to disable browse server duties on these computers. To disable browse server duties on a Windows 95-based computer, follow these steps:
For more information about connecting to shared resources using a Dial-Up Networking connection, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/145843/EN-US/ )How to Connect to a Remote Server
Article ID: 134304 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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