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Xp & 98Se on same network - problems?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by rockbill823, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. rockbill823

    rockbill823 Thread Starter

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    I have two computers running 98SE on a network. I've added a third which came with XP Home. I've been able to get one 98SE to see the XP computer and vice versa but the 2nd 98Se computer will not see the XP computer and Vice versa. Any sugestions
     
  2. Del

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    Can the two Win 98 machines see each other?
     
  3. rockbill823

    rockbill823 Thread Starter

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    Yes, they see each other.
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Install NETBEUI protocol on all the machines. It's readily available on the W98 installations, and it's in the VALUEADD directory on the XP CD.
     
  5. Del

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    The files necessary for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys. Complete the following steps to install NetBEUI:
    Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and browse to the Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.
    Copy Nbf.sys to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers directory.
    Copy Netnbf.inf to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden directory.

    NOTE: To make a hidden folder viewable, perform the following steps:
    Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then press ENTER.
    Click Tools, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
    Under Advanced Settings, click Show hidden files and folders under the Hidden files and folders Folder.
    Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
    Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.
    On the General tab, click Install.
    Click Protocol, and then click Add.
    Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.
    Restart your computer if you receive a prompt to complete the installation.
    The NetBEUI protocol should now be installed and working.
     
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