Is the 'subnet mask' set the same for both the server and clients?


Please note that it is strongly recommended on a TCP/IP network that the 'subnet mask' be set the same for both the server and clients. Network 'properties' can be used to acquire the subnet mask. Another method to acquire the subnet mask and other platform related data is to issue the command 'ipconfig -all'.

In some cases it may be possible to communicate across subnets using TCP/IP networking. The details are dependent upon your specific network configuration, so we can not provide specific recommendations concerning how to implement communication across subnets. As a starting point, however, we recommend that you try using a TCPIPSVR.DAT file to point the client to the server.