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[SOLVED] Small Home Network Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wise1, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. wise1

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    I have two computer that I have connected via a single ethernet cable. One is a laptop running Win XP and the other a desktop running Win 98. I don't need to share an internet connection just files and printers. I can see the Win 98 computer from my XP computer and use its files and printers but I cannot view the XP computer from the Win 98 computer. Some help would be greatly appriciated!

    Thanks,
    Kirk
     
  2. dai

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    install the netbui protacol on both machines
     
  3. wise1

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    How do I do this?
     
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    I downloaded the zip file and installed it on my XP machine and added to protocol on my Win 98 machine. I am still unable to see the XP macine from the Win 98 Machine. Is there anything else I can do?
     
  6. dai

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    have you got the same name for the network on both machines.
    did you set it up on the xp machine and make the floppy and run it on the 98 machine
     
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    My network is named HOME on both machines. I have my ip on the XP machine set to 192.168.1.1 and the ip on the Win 98 Machine set to 192.168.1.2 I can ping both machines. I tried to use the xp machines networking wizard and use the disk on the 98 machine but this screwed up my 98 machine and I had to format it and restart.
     
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    - Do you have File & Print sharing enabled on both machines?
    - Do you have NETBEUI in the Network Properties on both machines?
    - Do you have Microsoft Client in the Network Properties as the primary network login?
    - Do you actually use a name/password to logon to the W98 machine and NOT just hit ESC.
    - Do you have a user account on the XP machine that matches the name/password used to logon to the W98 machine?
     
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    Not sure if this matters or not, but on the XP machine, did you turn off the built in firewall?
     
  10. wise1

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    I do not have the same login on the Win98 machine. Should I? On the Win98 machine I don't have any logins its set for all users to use the same settings.
     
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    You HAVE to log onto the network on the 98 machine.
     
  12. wise1

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    Thanks alot! This has solved my problem by adding the same user and password on both computers.

    Thanks,
    Kirk
     
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