Well... that laptop went up to get connected with it's
server again (several hundred miles away from me).
I had added the server to it's c:\i386\hosts file
and set the ip on the server to the same.
(since that worked to see my home network perfectly)
and the call comes in this morning that it still can't see
In fact, the laptop says it can't reach the network when it
tries to ping the server.
Would all of this be easier if they used a router instead of
One of these days I'm going to have to hire someone with a large
club to pound networking basics into my head :( It's the only
area I really have a problem with and it's driving me nutz
trying to fix this problem over the phone now. AAAaarrrrgh!