|Posted on Monday, July 24, 2000 - 10:14 am: |
I NEED TO BUILD A NOVELL NETWORK SYSTEM TO STUDY FOR
NETWARE ADMIN TEST. I DO NOT HAVE ANY COMPUTER ACCESS
TO THE NOVELL SYSTEM AT WORK AND I FIND THAT STUDING THIS
WITH JUST A STUDENT MANUAL IS LIKE LEARNING TO DRIVE
WITHOUT A CAR.
I HAVE SET UP A GATEWAY 2000 AS MY SERVER AND HAVE
INSTALLED A TWO-USER NETWARE 4.11 OPERATING SYSTEM. THE
SERVER DOES FIRE-UP.
I HAVE ANOTHER COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS 95B AS MY WORK
STATION. I HAVE CLIENT 32 INSTALLED ON IT.
I HAVE INSTALLED 3COM CARDS "3C509-TP" IN EACH COMPUTER. I
HAVE TESTED EACH CARD, THEY PASS.
I WAS TOLD I DID NOT NEED A ROUTER SINCE I WAS ONLY USING A
TWO COMPUTER NETWORK SET-UP. I HAVE USED A CROSS-WIRE
CABLE TO CONNECT THE CARDS.
PROBLEM: WHEN I TRY TO LOGIN TO THE SERVER FROM THE
WORKSTATION, THE MESSAGE APPEARS: "COULD NOT FIND
SERVER OR TREE, SELECT ANOTHER SERVER OR TREE"
I WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THE EXISTANCE FOR THE TREE ON THE
SERVER BUT I DON'T KNOW THE DOS-STYLE COMMAND. NONE OF
THE REGULAR DOS COMMANDS WORK ONCE THE SERVER IS UP.
IE: TREE OR DIR
IS MY CABLE THE PROBLEM?
THANKS FOR ANY HELP.
|Danny Albers (Danny)
|Posted on Monday, July 24, 2000 - 3:16 pm: |
There is a chance its your cable, test it for continuity
You should also narrow down to IPX/SPX protocols only on your Windows box, until you successfully log in once.
The problem is probrably in your Windows client somewhere.
The settings for it will depend on the settings you established when you installed the server.
You can also try posting questions like this in the Novell user groups.
If you are learning a server like Novell at home through self study, I suggest making good friends with someone who knows it. It gets alot more complicated then this.
|Posted on Monday, July 31, 2000 - 2:34 pm: |
Before I did my novell network, I setup microsoft networking and verified connectivity first. It's easier to troubleshoot and there are more people out there that can help you get the initial network setup. I initially had a bad crossover cable. If you made the cable yourself, I'd suggest going and buying one. If you get the network setup in MSN, then load on novell and troubleshoot knowing that the hardware is working correctly. Good luck..:-)
|Posted on Monday, June 2, 2003 - 2:41 am: |
Buy a 4 port hub and make your life easier.