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can't connect to network

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by daztrouk, 18 Jan 2006.

  1. daztrouk

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 786

    Location: London

    we have an office network. Normally, when we bring a pc into the workhop, we plug it into the network via cat 5, click on start, then run, type in the address of a shared drive and we can then gain access to it. However, we have just brought in a laptop and when we try this it comes up with the error 'the network location cannot be reached'. The lappy managed to connect to the internet fine via this connection, however it won't connect to the network. No protection software on the system, so im out of ideas???
     
  2. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,441

    Location: West Berkshire

    You'll have to go through the network settings and look for any out-of-place setting - e.g. check that file and printer sharing is turned on, IP addresses make sense, etc.
     
  3. daztrouk

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 786

    Location: London

    thats the thing, everything seems fine.........
     
  4. BigBoy

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,976

    Location: Bath

    sounds like a firewall blocking the port to me,i use to get this all the time when connecting a new rig to my network at home.
     
  5. daztrouk

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

    Posts: 786

    Location: London


    no firewall on the system, norton removed, windows firewall disabled...