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NIS2009 and networking
Firstly I make no apologies for this being a long posting. Experience
has told me that it is better to give more information rather than
I asked for help here a while back and received great support and now
I need your help again to understand more.
I have three XP Home SP3 PCs networked via an 8 port hub, one is
connected to the USB DSL modem and the other two access the web via
that PC. I had no problem setting internet connections up. However, I
have problems with my home network where I do not get consistent
access between the three PCs. One PC usually sees the other two, one
sometimes sees the other two and one very rarely sees more than one
of the others.
I have NIS 2009 Premier edition [UK] on all three PCs and, while
learning about NIS I came across the Network Security Map. Wonderful,
I thought, until I realised that the wired connections it shows near
the top of the page exhibited the same problems as I saw under My
Network Places and the same inconsistancies.
I then saw that I could set Remote Monitoring so I then read the Help
about it and ended up none the wiser. I could not see if it would
actually make any difference to how the network operated other than
performing remote operations.
I confess that home networking is not one of my stronger subjects and
that I may be confusing myself with the Remote Monitoring function
and that my problem lies with just the home networking settings but I
simply do not know enough to decide if Remote Monitoring has anything
to do with the basic networking.
Any help to understand waht is what would be much appreciated,
preferably in simple terms.