Selective Network Neighbourhood
tlangdon at atctraining.com.au
Fri Jan 25 09:19:55 EST 2002
> Any ideas why Network Neighbourhood is not showing the
> machines from the
> other type of lan? (i.e wired->wireless and wireless->wired)?
Yeah, Windows browsing is a pain. Is your network bridged or routed between
the wired and wireless segments? If it's routed, you have the problem that
the browsing is mostly coordinated through broadcasts.
You will need a WINS server in this case (Samba works well, if there's no
NT/2k servers that can do the job), but to properly browse a domain on a
routed network requires a specific set of conditions which include:
0. You need one or more properly configured WINS servers.
1. You need to be running a domain (not a workgroup)
2. Your primary domain controller and any local master browsers are _NOT_
multihomed (i.e. they must have one NIC only).
3. Each network segment has at least one NT workstation or server (single
homed) that is a member of the domain and can act as local master browser.
In short, it can be a pain, and start -> RUN -> \\machinename is easier for
some networks, as that only requires a WINS server... :)
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