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One Machine now missing from network

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
August 2, 2010 at 08:08:35
Specs: Windows XP
I have a network of 4 machines and a couple of printers that is connect to the web via a DSL link. All was working fine until last week my DSL modem started giving problems and my ISP replaced it. Now I have one machine that cannot see anything on the local network although the other machines can see it!! From my machine I can ping it, it can ping itself, it can ping my machine. I am using static IP and there are no conflicts on any of the addresses assigned. I am at a loss as to what to try next. Any ideas?

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August 2, 2010 at 09:17:44
I love it when the "technician" decides to mess with your machine. He had deleted the IPX protocol from the machine and so of course it couldn't connect locally. Re-installed and all working fine again.

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August 2, 2010 at 10:11:28
Considering your setup, with no netware server, you should not be running IPX. You should ONLY be running tcp/ip.

You waste bandwidth running a protocol you can't use. You don't use it to access the internet.

You should uninstall IPX on ALL MACHINES.

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