BoyOBoyOBoy....Original article included at the end of this post.
My client site has 50-some workstations using WFWG on a token-ring
network. We just added a WindowsNT server. Tcp32b (made as an install
disk for WFWG from the NT 3.5.1 software) works very well (so far!).
We also have a SunNetra (enhanced Sparc20) bridging the tokenring LAN
to 10BaseT, and connected to an ISP. The 10BaseT hub connects only to
the Sun, the router, and a single 486 PC running WFWG. I cannot get
WFWG to connect anywhere. I need help, if anyone has a suggestion.
The PC pings itself successfully.
I've tried two different ethernet nics and swapped slots. Both nics
exchange packets (i.e., broadcast) successfully, but I cannot ping,
telnet, etc., to the Sun, the router, or anything beyond the router.
I've tried Trumpet Winsock, MS - TCP/IP for WFWG (16-bit), MS-TCP/IP32b,
and Sun SolarNet TCP/IP for Windows --- all with the same results.
The Sun and the PC do not talk to each other even if I disconnect the
router from the hub.
Once I accidentally typed in the Sun IP address as the PC host IP
address. When I tried to ping the PC from the Sun there was no
connection (of course), but when I came back to the PC there was a
message on the PC screen telling me that WFWG discovered a conflict
between the IP address and the ethernet address on the Sun. (Hmmmm....
something seems to be working....)
Somebody suggested that the release of WFWG 3.11 that I am running on the
PC needs upgrading, but how do I find the release/revision
number...HELP/ABOUT only gives me version 3.11 as a reference number. Is
there a product number embedded in the software somewhere that I can
read? The MS Web page has nothing I could find regarding this problem.
MS rivals the IRS for shear difficulty in finding the right technical
Thanks in advance.
>A UNIX admin needs some PC advice.
>I've converted my PC at work to WFWG v3.11 and would like to
>'reduce' the number of vendors (that's another story) to use
>TCP/IP to network my PC.
>I still need to attach to a Novell network that does have
>On the Microsoft ftp/www archive there are two TCP/IP
>packages for WFWG:
>1) what is the 'best' configuration (pros and cons) for my
> PC ?
>2) does someone have an example configuration ?
>back to the 'easy' world of UNIX and TCP/IP only networks