Testing Connection using 'NET DIAG'
Once you have setup your network and it does
not work, you will need to determine, whether you have a
'hardware' problem (network-board, cables,..) or a software
problem (drivers, sharing,...).
When you install a Windows95 networking, also some command-line
programs are installed. The 'net' command offers a lot of
parameters, but has a powerful diagnostic option (you can also
you the TCP/IP
On the first system, open a DOS-windows and type: net diag
If multiple protocols are installed, select the
one to be used for the test.
Since this is the first system running the test, there is no
answer from the network. Answering now with 'N' will install a 'Diagnostic Server'.
On the other system(s), enter also a DOS-window and type also: net
Again, define the protocol,if asked.
If the network hardware is in good condition, the 'net diag' on
this station should now locate the 'Diagnostic Server' on the
other system and display a message like above, then you need to
check the software-setup.
If you are asked again, whether the 'Diagnostic server is already
running', then there was no communication and you have to check