File Sharing Across Subnets

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Jim Steffes, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Jim Steffes

    Jim Steffes Guest

    Hi, I work at the University of Minnesota, and we have one large campus
    network, with numerous subnets. Is there any easy way to allow a Windows XP
    machine to share a folder across a subnet to a different XP machine. I use
    to do this with NT 4.0 using WINS but that doesn't seem to work in XP. I
    have no problems sharing on the same subnet (using a command like net use w:
    \\(ip address of server)\(share name), it's accross subnets where I get the
    error computer not found.


    Jim Steffes
    University of Minnesota
    Jim Steffes, Nov 7, 2005
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    Bill Grant Guest

    With NT, why did you think you needed WINS if you were using the IP
    address? You would only need WINS if you wanted to use the Netbios name of
    the machine.

    Can't think of any reason why it would not work in XP. Does net view
    \\ipaddress work? Can you ping the machine by its IP address?
    Bill Grant, Nov 7, 2005
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