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  1. #11
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    Andy,
    is that peer to peer OR through a server,
    we know it can through a server
    thanks

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    OK, as far as that little Microsoft article posted, don't pay any attention to that.. It's just a suggestion from them, it's got nothing to do with the capabilities of the software really...

    In a peer to peer network, in theory there is no limit to the number of computers you can have connected to each other... Using an IP network, you don't have a hope of stretching it to it's limits...

    Personally, I got Pro because I didn't see the point of getting a slightly inferior product in Home version. Also, I want to use multiple processors in the future, so Pro is the way to go..

    Anyways, back to the network problem... OK.. you['ve got 10 computers each giving themself an IP address.. can I suggest you assign an address to each computer, instead of it making it's own? For example, Computer one can have IP 192.168.0.1, computer 2 have 192.168.0.2, etc.. with the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.

    Another quick question: Can you actually see all the computers in My Network Places, or can you only see some of them?

    With the sharing problem, you should be able to set how many users can access that share in the Sharing properties when you set it up....

    I hope this is of some help.. I'm still not entirely sure what's going on with your network...

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    To Beefy

    With the network the problem is not in the Ip addresses
    as each computer can "See" every other computer
    and any one computer can get access to any one other
    computer.
    All computers have access through the network to other
    computers all of the time HOWEVER

    If you go to connect to a computer that already has
    as many connections as it will allow
    (Connect here is to actually read to shared drive
    not just see the computer)
    you get the following message :

    \\"computer" is not accessible . You might not have permission
    to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission.

    No more connections can be made to this remote computer
    at this time because there are already as many connections
    as the computer can accept.

    This also happen if you Log on a network drive,
    Go to use a logged on network drive that has been idle,
    and you can get the message

    "cant get printer values" if you print to a shared printer

    these all happen to a computer that was accessing that
    other computer five minutes earlier.

    Also you can recieve the same message if you access the
    total network
    (My Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/
    Cottage)

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    OK, sorry about all that.. I'm understanding now..

    When you go to share something in Home, are you using simple sharing, or advanced sharing? I can't say I've used Home myself, but in Pro, in the Advanced Sharing options, you have the ability to set how many connections you would like to allow at one time. I'm assuming that Home would have the same..

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    Where is advanced sharing ????
    Ive tried in she sharing of the folder, control panel, network connection.

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    Umm, if nobody answers this by the time I get home, I'll find out for you then. . I'm currently on a Windows 2000 machine at work, and I can't remember exactly where it is in XP...

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    Open my computer or windows explorer. goto the tools menu and select folder options. Then in the folder options screen click the view tab along the top. scroll to the bottom of the advanced settings list, and the bottom entry should say "use simple file sharing (recommended)", untick that box.
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    Thanks BK...

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    to: BK
    had a look, headings for VIEW TAB in XP Home are
    Files & Folders, Hidden Files and Folders, Managing Pairs of Web Pages

    cant see "simple file sharing"
    are you looking in PRO ?
    the plot thickens
    GT

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    I cant find it either

    nothing in folder options that includes sharing
    that i can see on XP Home

    also would changing folder options change the
    number of users able to access printers ???

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