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Old 07-13-2007, 12:06 AM   #1
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Can I view other computers on a mixed OS Network?


In my continuing education about the Linux OS, I would like to know if it is possible and how, to view all the computers on my network? I know I am connected because I can access the Net and I successfully set up printing on a printer that is connected to another computer on the network. I remember when familiarizing myself with the OS I saw that the network was recognized as a "Windows" network, but did not recognize the computers on it. During setup I was careful to use the same Network name.

Here are some details about my wired network: I have a wired router that has switch ports. Attached to the router is the cable modem, a switch, and a wireless access point. As you can see, I chose this method for adding my wireless devices instead of reconfiguring all my wired computers.

I look forward to the feedback. Thank You!
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We can broadcast some packets to other hosts in the same Collision Domain, then we know their ip-address. But if we want to access them, i think the software must come to play.
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