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xp computer connects to 1 of 3 computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jimodity, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. jimodity

    jimodity Thread Starter

    Sep 19, 2003
    I have spent the day reading threads and managed to get a new XP computer onto my old 2 computer win98se network. My other XP only connected to one of the computer's on my old win98 network and I treated both XP's the same.

    My win 98's had NETBEUI loaded but my XP's didn't - so I loaded it on them. All four computers have Zone alarm and I have lowered the Zone Alarm internal security shield on all four computers. All 4 computers have a DSL connection and connect to the internet independently through a hub.

    I did do something different to the XP that wasn't responding and I some how made an extra bridge which afterward is when it started to see the one win98 computer it does see. And that win98 computer is the only one to see all 3 other computers. The other two computers only see 2 others.

    The IP's for the two win98's are:
    The IP for the XP that works is:
    The problem XP's IP was:
    before I made a bridge and now the bridge has:

    :confused: Please help the confused!:(
  2. Mithrilhall


    Mar 28, 2001
    First question:

    Can you ping each computer from each computer?

    Also, I would shut down zone alarm while you try to get the networking going that way you can rule it out.

    Another thing, do you XP computers have the build in firewall turned on? (Right-click Network Places and choose properties...Right-click Local Area Connection and choose properties. Click the advanced tab and make sure the XP firewall is off.)

    You posted that you're using a hub. So how is your network setup? Which computer does the ethernet cable go from the DSL modem to first?
  3. jimodity

    jimodity Thread Starter

    Sep 19, 2003
    Thanks, Mithrilhall

    I just lucked out!
    I didn't think my computer was an XP Pro because it doesn't say it is and I got it from HP Shopping and didn't expect it to be. But it behaves like it is a Pro. I had given one of the XP's a log on network name as I had read in the networking threads to do if you had an Pro version of XP. And it turned out that it was the one XP that was able to join the exiting win98network. Then I I remembered also reading that all the XP Pro computers on the network need to have the same network logon names. This didn't make sense to me but I just gave it a try and all four computers are on the network.
  4. eurodat


    Sep 13, 2003
    ermmmmm :confused:
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