August 26th, 2002, 05:25 AM
question about connecting to another PC over the internet
okay, i have a cable modem, and i used to be able to get to the servers at work by typing the ip address and the share name. eg.. \\123.456.189.1\d$ (of course that's not the real ip address but you get the picture) for some reason it stopped letting me do that. I know the default share is the same, and everything, but my computer says "windows could not find the computer" or similar message.. any ideas?
August 26th, 2002, 06:35 AM
well, if the IT staff at your office have any brains... they've firewalled the machines making it impossible to do such things.
Of course a competent IT sttaff wouldn't have let that happen in the first place.
you alo might want to check a few tcp/ip settings on either end as well... make sure that you have netbios over tcp/ip enabled...
however you might want to mention the fact that the pcs can be accessed from the internet.