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Win98se to XP pro

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ekozlovich, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. Ekozlovich

    Ekozlovich Thread Starter

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    Hello, I have 3 windows XP Pro, one win98se, and one temp resting win2000. The Win98 see other computrs not all, just one, sometimes two
    all have shared hd;s
    all have had the recent netbuei upgrades done to xp machines found here at TSG. I have installed NetBeui.
    I still cannot see win98 in workgroup, the XP's are all in workgroup. and I cannot share printer off JetAdin, jet direct 500X box, only the win98se prints to it. I cant figure what else to do to get XP to work on my small peer to peer network, all conected to a Linksys cable router, up;iked to a 10/100 hub to handle extra machines, the only thing I can think of is the XP's are NTFS and the 98 is FAT32, grasping at straws!!! So the win98 see to other xp machines, but each xp macine inly see itself. even with netbeui installed in windows,ect then then other file copied over, then installed, then even restarted. God I miss 98 was simple to network, all xp machines get internet ok. like I said they have shared hd's file and print shared, just cant get xp to see other than itself in workgroup

    any help I thank you ahead time

    Eli
     
  2. Lil Chris

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    Hi I have three machines connected through a belkin router, two are dual booting windows 98se/ xp home & xp pro the other running win 98se.the xp machines still using fat 32 for obvious reasons. All connect to the internet and can see each other on the network sharing a printer. The only thing I can think of is netbuea can occupy a lot of time checking connections between devices and it's no use for connecting to another network TCP/IP should meet your needs try taking netbeau off.
     
  3. Ekozlovich

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    ok, tried that LIL Chris, didnt do anything, XP only see itself, the win98 sees the other XP machines, but XP cant see other xp machines to share hd info, printers, e-mail ect. there has got to be a way for theses xp machines to see the win98 and even better each other. They are all in workgroup, but maybe theres something thats differnt about the workgroup in XP....

    well thanks for the reply
     
  4. chrisbyrd

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    can they all ping each other?
    are the subnets the same and IPs in the right range?
    guest account activated on XP & 2000?
    i've had lots of trouble networking xp and win98se
     
  5. gkimble

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    convert the fat32 to ntfs and get rid of netbeui and go with TCP/IP
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Ignore the advice to remove NETBEUI, for your situation, I think you'll find it works better if you install it on the XP machines. If all else fails, try putting an entry for each of the XP machines in the LMHOSTS file on the W98 boxes.
     
  7. gkimble

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    You cannot browse the internet with NETBEUI.
     
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    And if you'll read my reply, nowhere did I suggest removing TCP/IP, multiple protocols will happily co-exist on the machines. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Del

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    I have XP and ME and they share printer and HDD's fine, using Netbeui.
    Do you have the HDD's set to sharing?
    Are the Workgroups exactly the same?
    Are they on the HUB or XP's on the hub and 98 on the router?
     
  10. Del

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    PS, you can't install Win 98 on NTFS either. It has to install on FAT32.
     
  11. gkimble

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    That's not true. Windows 98 runs fine with NTFS.
     
  12. Del

    Del

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    Strange, just found this at M$ site::
    Q: Is NTFS supported by Windows 98 Second Edition?

    NTFS is not directly supported under Windows 98 Second
    Edition. NTFS volumes can be accessed only by Windows NT
    locally. If Windows 98 Second Edition is installed on a
    computer already running Windows NT with an NTFS volume,
    it cannot access any information stored on the volume.
    However, Windows 98 Second Edition can access NTFS
    volumes across a network connection.
     
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    OK, and what I was saying Window 98 would not install on NTFS.
    This is true, you are talking about another application to do that.
    Guess we both right.
     
  15. Del

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    hehehe
    Now it's right..
    Have a great day.
     
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