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problem connecting 98SE comp to Xp comp but not visa versa

Discussion in 'Networking' started by onesikgypo, Dec 1, 2004.

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  1. onesikgypo

    onesikgypo Thread Starter

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    alright were havin a little problem first let me tell you about the two computers:

    Computer A: Windows XP Home Edition
    Has the Cable modem connected to it
    Has the router connected to it
    512mb ram

    Computer B: Windows 98SE
    Being Wirelessly connected to the xp computer

    Ok well i know i have my network set up because a) i went through the XP computer, and The 98SE computer is getting an internet connection and finally C) because the XP can connect to the 98SE but not visa versa

    Now every time im on the 98SE computer and i try to connect to the XP comp i get this "Resource: \\MAIN\IPC$" Then its askin for a password, ive tried every single password ive known it wotn connect, i have even made an account exactly the same as the 98SE computer on the XP computer. IE (this is true) The windows 98SE computer has a username of Default and password - nothing. So i went to the XP connection, i made an account named Default and in the password field put nothing. I dont know what else to do ive tried everything plz help soon!!!
     
  2. Jack Horner

    Jack Horner

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    On the XP machine:
    1) Is the firewall turned off? If you have SP2 it is turned on by default.
    2) Have you shared any folders yet?
     
  3. onesikgypo

    onesikgypo Thread Starter

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    1) the XP firewall is off and off by defaut

    2) Yes, as i said before i can get all the files from the 98SE computer from the XP comp, like test text documents and stuff, and also we have on the windows xp machine, did the 'share documents over the network' its jus that resource thats puzzlin me
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    On the XP Home computer, try making up something like a C:\test directory and sharing that out just by itself. See if you can then access it from the Win98 computer.

    If this doesn't work, as a test, you might try logging into the Win98 computer with a different name which has password (even though it shouldn't matter) and create that same account with password on the XP computer.
     
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