[NTLK] Networking problems

From: Jeff Knackstedt (jeffknackstedt_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 18:28:34 EDT

I have a few networking questions. First off, does anyone know of any
good utilities for dignosing/troubleshooting network problems? I am
looking to use my Newt to troubleshoot data connections at work and I need
to be able to determine if a data jack is active...the ability to browse
our appletalk network would be great as well. Any info or links woiuld be
much appreciated.

Now, before I can use any utilities I have a problem I need to solve. I
cannot seem to maintain a stable network connection with my Newt. Using
the Dock utility, I try to connect to my G3 to use NCU. It works about
50% of the time...usually the first time nothing will happen and no
Appletalk zones will appear. Then I will simply click the X and try again
and it works. If I don't choose my computer but instead hit the X, then
try again, it can't find any zones. This cycle repeats itself seemingly
indefinitely. It's pretty consistant; one time it works, the next it
doesn't, but occasionally I have to reboot the Newt because it doesn't
work at all. The same thing happens with TCP/IP apps, like Nethopper and
NewtsCape. I have tried different network cables, different data jacks,
and even different network cards (one WaveLan and one Ethernet), and tried
the cards successfully in another computer, so I think the problem is the
Newt. Anyone have any ideas? I have a 2100 upgrade, running system 2.1
(717260), a 3Com 3cxe589et ethernet card, Lucent Silver WaveLan, NIE 2.0,
WaveLan driver 1.0.2, the 3Com driver I downloaded from the CHUMA website;
I think I am doing everything right but just can't figure out. Thanks in
advance for any help you can offer!

Jeff Knackstedt
Information Technology System Specialist III
Central Washington University

Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup

Read the List FAQ/Etiquette: http://www.newtontalk.net/faq.html
Read the Newton FAQ: http://www.guns-media.com/mirrors/newton/faq/
This is the NewtonTalk mailing list - http://www.newtontalk.net

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Wed Jul 03 2002 - 14:02:27 EDT