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[Resolved] Newbies to Networking-Win98 to Win98SE

Q: [Resolved] Newbies to Networking-Win98 to Win98SE

Hello all:

After much reading....My friend and I have attempted to Network to PCs. Original PC is Compaq running Win98. Was connected to the Internet via Cable modem and worked fine. PC#2 just purchased used from employer, running Win98SE. Installed a NIC card in PC #2 since it came without. Connected both PCs to a Dlink DI-704P router. Both PCs can access the Internet no problems.

Trying to access each PC is where the problem is. When opening the Network Neighborhood Icon on PC#2 , it shows itself under the network. Does not show PC#1. On PC#1, PC#1 does not appear, but PC#2 appears in the network and you can browse the C drive we shared. Both computers are setup under the same workgroup. Under Network Properties on PC#2 it shows: Client for MS Networks, the Network Card, IPX/SPx, NetBeui, and TCP/IP. PC#1 has the same except it does not show IPX/SPX or NetBeui. We cannot share a folder or drive on PC#1 either, the Tab to select sharing does not appear.
Since this is all we can find different between the two-IPX/SPX or Netbeui are not on PC#1 , could this be our problem?

We appreciate any advice and help you can offer, and in the simplest terms if possible. It's quite obvious we know next to nothing about Networking!!!We will try to continue this 'attempt' this evening, hopefully with some instructions from the good people on this forum!

Thanks in advance.

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A: [Resolved] Newbies to Networking-Win98 to Win98SE

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Im having a bit of a problem... I would like to connect to a Win98 machine with my WinXP machine and Vice Versa... Is there a way I can do it... I can connect Win2000 and WinXP together but I just can seem to get Win98 to do the same...


A:[Resolved] Networking Win98 to WinXP

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I by far am not a novice for computers. I have just spent 2 days trying to network my 2 computers together through a wired system, even though I have had it in the past. I just purchased a new system. You would think you can just connect one, and reconnect to the new, but it didn't work.

Thank goodness for forums, and the websites from the manufacturers. I finally was able to hook up.

The cables I had going to and from the computer, router, modem I believe was part of the problem, even though I took them off the old setup that worked, and tried reconnecting the same way. The setup currently working is the actual cable line going to the other computer is connected to the router in a lan location. The line that looks like a phone line (I run on cable) connects to a lan opening and this is the line that also connects to the computer directly. (My line has writing on it stating verified (UL) cat.5). In the WAN spot on the router, the cable that connects to it connects directly to the modem. This looks to be a thicker line than the one that looks like the phone line.

I was only able to connect the new computer directly to the router for a connection, before I tried this method, to get any connection. I only received a connection on the new computer.

The 2nd computer in the network options under the control panel both had red X's on them. I was able to enable the one that my ethernet card is for, and then did a ipconfig /all. Originally I received a very strange confi... Read more

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I just bought a laptop running xp home and a linksys wrt54g ver 2 wireless router. I also have a desktop running win98se. I'm trying to setup a home network so that I can print from my laptop to my desktop printer.

I used the network setup wizard on both pc's hoping that would do the trick. No go. I get the message on my laptop "you may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions".

I guess I'm the administrator. Help. Where do I start?

A:Networking XP to win98se

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Hi, can someone tell me or direct me to a website that explains how to network two windows 98se PCs. And how to make them share one broadband connection please.

A:Networking two win98se PCs

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I have two home PC's - one called MUMS & one called DADS.
MUMS is running 98SE and has a printer attached.
DADS is running XP Pro.
I have a direct crossover cable connection without a hub.
Both PC's have their own independent dialup connection - can't get broadband here.
Both have Zone Alarm installed but I've set up the IP Access for the zones on each and it seems OK.
On the XP pc I can now get the 'live connection' in the toolbar - it says it's connected.
I've created shared folders on each pc.
BUT - I Can't See or Access any Files or Folders on each others PC!
When I go into the Network from the desktop - in MSHOME (created on both PCs) it does not show the other pc at all. Same from the 98 pc - just shows MUMs in the network neighbourhood!
I'm wondering if it's a password problem?
I've tried to establish a user account called MUMs on the XP pc but although there is only Administrator and Guest showing - it says MUM already exists!!

How do I go about completing the network for these two?
Step by step because I'm a novice.....

Is there any program that searches out the fault and steps through the fix?

I believe that XP pro is more fussy when it comes to networks.
And I thought it would be easy.....
Before I bought this XP pc I had a win98 pc - so the network was between the two 98 pcs and it worked fine until my hard drive started getting bad sectors and I decided to replace it with this pc.

Any ... Read more

A:Networking 2x home pcs (Win98se + XP pro)

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I am trying to network 2 machines one with XP HOme the other with Win98se. I would like to share the DSL internet connection and also share files and printers. I have a DI-604 router. Currently I can get both machines on the internet at the same time. I am unble to get the machines to see each other. I know there are ways to do it with the equipment I have, but is that correct way to have a secure network? Do I need to share the internet connection from one machine? If so, does this require two NIC cards are the main machine?

I have heard of configurations using two NIC cards on the main machine, but no detail of what gets plugged in where and what to do with the machine settings to make it all work. Any help and direction would be greatly appreciated.


A:Networking XP HOme to Win98SE

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I have a small adsl wireless network of three computers running XPHomeSP3 through a Billion 7401VGP router using LinkSys Wireless-G USB network adapters. I am trying to connect a Win98SE computer to this network using the same model adapter without much success. The aapter appears to work and will access Internet Explorer but drops out as soon as I try to access a web site. Is this going to work at all? or will I need to use an ethernet cable connection to the router and access the web from there?

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We are trying to network our 2 computers together so we can share files as well as a DSL connection. One has WIN98SE and the other has WIN XP. We have a Westell 2110 modem from our ISP and bought a D-Link router. Can anyone help me with what we need to do? Are there problems networking these 2 operating systems? Thanks in advance!

A:[SOLVED] networking problems--WIN98SE and WIN XP

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Machines: Win XP pro
Win ME
Win 98SE

Router: D-Link DI-604 E

DSL connection

PCI's: Belkin F5D5000 network card

Error Message: NDIS.VXD, NTKERN.VXD device loaders for this
device could not ead the devixe driver (CODE2)

I got the same error message when I was trying to connect the ME box, but fixed it by editing the registry. Don't remember where those two devices were though.

My router shows all three computers as connected and communicating. Blinking green lights and all.

The XP and ME machines see each other on the network, but not the 98 vise-versa.

I have the same network name for all three machines too.

I've called Belkin, D-Link, and searched many times for the answer. To no avail.

Sorry if you have answered a thread like this already. I searched, but found nothing similar....have fun with it, I did. But now I just want it to work.

Thanks so much for your help,


A:Networking:win98se to xp pro NDIS.VXD error

Just a guess, but it sounds like the drivers are corrupted for the NIC on the W98 machine. Have you uninstalled the NIC and rebooted, and then installed the drivers again?

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I've been searching the forum here for an answer to this and haven't found it so here goes:

I recently was asked to reformat some old computers, various makes, and re-install Win98SE (they had Win98SE but I was asked to wipe the drives and start anew). I used Killdisk to wipe the drives.

Anyway, I cannot FOR THE LIFE OF ME get any of the computers to find their modems. When I try to add new hardware, Windows tells me that it found none. If I try to manually install it, it can't communicate with the modem after I think I successfully install it myself. I've tried removing the modem from Device Manager, and restarting. No luck. I've tried removing the modem from Device Manager, shutting down, physically removing the modem, and re-installing the modem. No luck. I've even tried installing iit in a new PCI slot. I've printed articles from Microsoft that address the problem, nothing works.

Please please please tell me that one of you geniuses has this answer. AcaCandy? You've helped me greatly in the past!!!!
I've had this happen on a Dell as well as an IBM. I've also used RegCleaner to clean up the registry because I read that there are registry values left from the last install that are interfering?????? That's produced no results either.

Waiting with bated (turkey) breath for a miracle answer..... my head hurts from banging it on the desk....

A:[Resolved] can't detect modem, just installed Win98SE

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I am running 98 second edition, 256 megs ram 800mhz P3 with a partioned hard drive. I used Norton's anti-virius but did not update virus definitions and had a virus install wingo.exe several times on shared files. I uninstalled Nortons because apparently the virus had corrupted the program and would not let me download the new virus definitions. I am at the point now where I can not reload Nortons and while the computer will operate there are still problems which has led me to believe I need to reformat in order to start fresh. I do not want to completely reformat the hard drive just the partition which has the operating system. Has anyone successfully reformatted just a single partition? If not, does anyone have any suggestions other then installing a second hard drive and saving all my data files to the second hard drive and then reformatting the entire primary hard drive?

Since I may have to reformat I might upgrade to WinXP Pro, has anyone had experience with running XP on a P3 800 mhz 256 ram system?
Thanks for any advice!

A:[resolved] Win98se virius problem/wingo.exe

Hi stevespencer, Welcome to TSG!!

Download stinger: http://vil.nai.com/vil/averttools.asp#stinger to remove the virus.

I have reformatted just one partition but I think you should check your system and make sure it is XP compatable before you decide to go that route. Additionally XP has more security problems so you will need to get the service packs ASAP or risk even greater infections.

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Alrighty. Here's the story:

I just reformatted and re-installed Win98se on an older computer we have because it was giving who knows how many errors and, well it needed it after 6 years. So I did all that and got everything working except the internet.

Our internet setup is, Cable modem to the router, then we have a total of 4 computers connected to the router. Two are WinXP, another is Win98se and the one that isn't working is Win98se.

THe only thing that I can't figure out is that when I go through ICS, it doesn't display anything under "Use this connection to access the internet." But, do I even need ICS? If I don't, I have no idea why its not working.

I re-installed the network card, and double-checked the settings on all the protocols and I still can't figure this out. All the other computers work fine, and the one that doesn't work did work perfectly before this. Any suggestions or guides? (I have looked all over google and gotten 2 things that never really gave an answer, and 2 others that were related to Ps2 and Dreamcast internet [that do not help]). Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Networking on WIN98se; Cannot get Internet to work

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I would like to network these puters.
I have a nic card in the desktop and a etherner pc card in the laptop which I use to connect to the network at work. I also have an rj45 cable to connect the two at home.
As said the laptop is set up to connect to the corporate network at work and I am a little scared of messing the settings up.
Could or would anybody give me step by step directions to connect the two at home.
BTW, I have two accounts set up on the laptop. One for work and one for home and both have administrator rights.

Many thanks

A:Networking desktop(win98se) & laptop(winxppro)

How to physically connect them is easy, either through a hub with a normal TP (RJ-45) cable or just connect them straight to each other with a crossed TP (RJ45) cable.
You wrote that you donīt want to mess up the settings, that can be pretty tough..Thereīs no way of having 2 different LAN settings stored at the same time so you cold use one when youīre at home and the other when youīre at work without changing something. I could be wrong, Iīm no expert on Windows XP though... But the only settings that you probably would have to change is the IP address and subnet mask and workgroup ( I donīt think that your homecomputer is a server, am I right?). And then when you bring it back to work you just change the settings back as they were. At work you probably have a DHCP server that automatically assigns IP addresses to all computers on the network, if thatīs so, then itīs more easy for you to use the computer both at home and at work. You can manually add an IP address in for the TCP/IP properties and when you bring the computer back to work, you just change it to Automatically receive an IP address instead of manually assign IP address (which you would use at home).
This was a bit complicated maybe, itīs too much to write really on how to exactly do this, and itīs even tougher when I donīt know the settings you use at work...Hope this helps, maybe you should ask a network tech at work for help?

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Ok, I don't know what is going wrong here, so hopefully ya'll can help me figure it out. This XP Pro really gets on my nerves occasionally.

First the setup:
Got the cable modem going into a D-LINK router.
Plugged directly into that is my Win98SE computer.
The router then goes to a Hub, which then branches out through the walls to the rest of the house.
The other two computers going through the hub are my dad's WinME machine and my brand new WinXP Pro machine.

The network is fully operational. The 98 and ME machines seeing each other fine.
All machines access the internet perfectly fine.

All three are set up as workgroup WORKGROUP.

What did I do wrong or not do for the XP machine?

Also, just the other day I fiddled with SOMETHING (don't know what) and I was able to see and access both the other machines from the XP machine just fine. It's just that now I can't again and I don't know why.

A:[Resolved]WinXP Pro can't see network of Win98se & WinME machines

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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Just wondering if any one could help me out with a problem i am having with my network.

I am running 2 desktop pcs, one with Win2000p the other Win98SE.

Both network cards correctly setup, ive installed the tcp/ip protocal as i want to use Internet Connection Sharing.
I have set two different Ip's & (ive tried and have print / file sharing active and have me c drives shared. Workgroup is correct on both pc's the main pc being the Win2000 pc has the login details for the 98 pc.

Now the problem im having is my 2000 pc picks up that the 98 machine has connected and send a few hundred packs to the 98 mahcine but only receives a couple back.

I can see the 98 machine in the "computers near me" window but when I go to explore it i get the error

"\\98machine is not accessible the network path was not found"

Ive tried a few gateways, different configurations on the cards but I cant find a solution and friend of mine says he is having the same problem.

If any could help me out it would be very much appreciated,


A:Networking Windows 2000p to Win98SE desktop pc problems

Sorry, after rereading what I posted I decided it didn't apply, had the problem the other way around, win2k was fine but 98 would get that message. Log on problem with the 98 machine.

[Edited by brianF on 04-22-2001 at 11:25 AM]

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I posted my question to the wrong topic (win98). So, i'm hoping that someone here can help.

I have two PCs, both are 100MHz 64MB RAM, win98 o/s. My primary computer has run out of hard drive space.

i have dsl, and just connected a 4 port router to my computers. i'm not sure how to network my computers together so i can utilize the disk space (and periphials) on my second computer.

I still want to continue to use my primary computer, but use the secondary one for extra disk space for my primary.
(I hope i'm not being too redundant).

when i try to network my computers, i get a dropdown menu for NT only.

what do i do, or am doing wrong? i haven't been able to set up my network at all yet.


A:Networking w/ win98

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I just got a new Dell 8200 with XP. This replaced an old Gateway with Win98 FE on it. I also have a Compaq 4000 PC also with Win 98 FE. The Compaq and the old Gateway were connected thru a crossover cable/NIC cards and were talking to each other as a local MS network before I got the Dell.

Both of these old machines accessed the internet independent of each other (only one at a time were running Internet) to a single dial up ISP.

With this new Dell I still want to keep this arrangement (no need to share an ISP dial up line at the same time).

Tried to run the Network Wizard on XP--got to the point where I loaded in the software on the floppy from the XT to the Compaq

Tried to get this little Network going under XP. Been unsuccessful.

I think the Dell XP is recognizing the connection to the Compaq--it sends packets to it but gets none back. Meanwhile on the Compaq it does not recognize the Dell at all under Network Neighborhoods after I did the floppy install.

When I boot up the Compaq I get the normal Windows networking logon screen but under XP I do not get this window.

Is this right?

What I am confused about is the XP selections available in the Wizard where it ask if you want to share an ISP. I took that option in order to get the floppy created.

Any ideas as to what may be wrong? Do I have to upgrade the Compaq to XP to get this to work?

As always thanks for any help.

So somehow I think I am not configured under Compaq.

A:Networking Two PC's Under XP/Win98 FE

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Trying to network a winME laptop w/ a win98 desktop computer. They are not communicating w/ea other.
Is there a conflict w/ ME & 98?

A:networking ME & win98

I take it your using nic's, are you using a crossover cable or a hub/switch/router.

Do the nic's have a green light on the back of them

What protocols have you installed and configured.

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I have a home network of three machines, call them A, B and C.
A and B are running Windows 98 and C is running NT4 Sp6. The network is 10BaseTx serviced by a 4port Netgear hub. All of the computers are working fine, except A is unable to access C. C is visible in Network Neighborhood but if I select it an error pops up that reads:

C is not accessible
No permission to access resource

I can't find anything that is set differently for B, but B can access C perfectly. The funny thing is that this morning I tried to access C again, in order to write down the exact error message for this posting, and a different box popped up that read something like:

You must enter a password in order to access this resource

So I entered a password there, making sure that it was the same as the passwords in the User Manager on C, and up popped C's drives! Everything was working fine, I could access all the drives perfectly. But, when I next rebooted A I was back to "No permission to access resource".

What am I doing wrong? I've checked all of the settings I can find and nothing seems to be different between A and B, so I assume the problem must be with NT's settings. Where should I be looking?


A:Networking Nt4 with Win98

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I have installed a home network. I have a 10/100 switch, 2 PCs with 3COM NICs.

I have installed "query application" this tells me that I have an IP Autoconfiguration Address, Subnet Mask & DHCP Server address all assigned. The light are lit on the switch.
So I guess the hardware is working.

My Win98 SE network setup is:
Client for Microsoft Networks
Microsoft Family Logon
3Com .... adapter NIC
Dial-Ip adapter
NetBEUI -> 3Com Etherlink PCI NIC
NetBEUI -> Dial-Up Adapter
TCP/IP -> 3Com Etherlink PCI NIC
TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

Primary Network Logon is
Client for Microsoft Networks

I have set up sharing for hard drives.
I press OK for network logon.
Both PCs workgroups are the same name.

When I boot, the first time I access network neighborhood it says network is not available.
Later I can see the workgroups, but I can not see the other computer under the workgroup.

Anyone got any ideas please?

A:{RESOLVED}win98 ethernet

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"Yo Guys........."
Thanks for your continuing support- I DO appreciate it.
Now on to my latest query. I have AOL7 running on Win98, and can't figure out if my problem is AOL or windows related. Maybe you guys know.
While online, I would get bumped off every twenty minutes or so.
An AOL tech told me to delete my global files, which helped temporarilly. After a second Query the next tech told me this;
start RUN and type in MSCONFIG. Then, click off the LOAD startup
group items and then RESTART.
After this, I go into expert setup and delete the Modem. I'm supposed to update the modem drivers after this, but never got past Auto-Detect.
I did manage to get back on line briefly after reinstalling ver7, but then it bonks me and I'm right back where I started. The netmeet window in windows tells me I have no server. The device manager says my stuff is okey dokey, and I'm perplexed.
Sorry to ramble on so; feel free to ramble back with your thoughts.

A:{RESOLVED}Win98 question

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hello. i recently bought a new hard drive to put in my old computer. its all set up and working fine, but now I am unable to get the sound working again. device manager shows that the device is installed fine, and I don't have any IRQ conflicts (i checked)...so what is up with my system? any ideas?

A:{RESOLVED}win98 - no sound

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OK, this is really frustrating me. i set the network up in early August and it worked fine - file sharing and 'net sharing. Towards the end of the month, the file sharing stopped working (the computers couldn't "see" each other), but the 'net connection was fine, so i didn't bother doing anything since we don't really use the file sharing. Then a couple weeks ago, the 'net sharing stopped working. i used the network wizard on both machines again, and the 'net connection worked again (but again, no file sharing). Now, the 'net connection has again stopped working. Running the wizard does nothing.

i've looked at different threads and asked a friend of mine for some help to no avail. i bought a new crossover cable which didn't help. i've looked at the IPs and that doesn't seem to work, but i may not be looking at them right. i've also installed the Netbeiu protocol.

Any ideas?

A:Networking Win98 to XP with Crossover

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I'm wondering if anyone has successfully networked a win98 machine to Windows 7?

I'm looking at purchasing some PCs w/Windows 7 for a small business that presently has primarily XP Pro machines except for 2 PCs that run win98. The 98 boxes run proprietary software that controls production machines in the shop and they cannot be upgraded. They do however need access to files that would live on the Windows 7 machines.

If anyone has tried this (or would like to just for kicks) and could provide feedback on:
a) it is possible
b) what extra steps would be required to get this working

Thanks for any information you can provide!

A:win98 networking question?

Go here, (join if you have to) and pose a question to Microsoft directly. You may be lucky and get a reply answer posting. they may still have a copy of Windows98 to test - I have long lost my copy ..

Engineering Windows 7
Welcome to our blog dedicated to the engineering of Microsoft Windows 7
Application Compatibility Testing -- Overview

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Just wondering if anyone could give me a brief overview of how I would go about networking two computers, both running Windows 98, together.

And if it's not a brief process, then let me know that too!

A:Direct Networking in Win98

It's easier to read it try this article

Several ways to do it depending on what you want, just file sharing, internet connection sharing, etc.

Hardware wise anywhere from 3 ethernet adapters or two with a hub/switch/or router.

Once again, depends on your needs.

Post back with any additional questions.

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Hi, can someone lend me a hand in networking both a win98 machine to a winXp Pro one?

This is the current setup.
One router, one cable modem.
Both systems are connected to the router, and I would like to get the win98 os to see and have access to the winxp system.

Stuff that might help.
-The router is a d-link.
-I can't ping the win98 machien, it's ip or name.
-I can ping the router and the localhost.
-I haven't really set anything up manually. But did use the network setup wizard on both winXP and win98.
-I will want to add a printer to the network, but that can be done after I get both OS's to work with eachother.

Can anyone lend me a hand with this?
I've gone through the forums and have found quite a bit, but alot of it is beyond me and I need some guidance.

Thank you.

A:networking win98 and winxp

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I'm trying to get a windows 98 machine to access shared drives on my new Vista machine on my home network but am having no luck. I got the XP machine to access Vista by creating and ID/pwd the same on Vista and XP. I did the same on Win98 but even with the ID having the same password as it does on Vista, when I click on the Vista machine in Network Neighbourhood, it only asks for a password (doesn't let me enter an ID), and no matter what password I type in for the IDs I have on the Vista machine it says invalid.

Any way to get a win98 machine to access shared drives on a Vista?

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I have 2 PCs, 1 is a WinXP MCE, and the other in Win98 SE. The router is properly setup physically and the settings are correct. ICS is working fine, i get internet access for both machines, i can play MP games on both computers thru the LAN options.
The XP computer can see the folders on the Win98 machine thru My Network Places, but my problem is the 98 PC cant see the XP comp in Network Neighborhood. What IS shown in Network Neighborhood is the Network name, and the 98 PC, and its own shared folders, but nothing about the XP machine. I have disabled the Windows Firewall in XP, and set the C Drive to be shared. Under the LAN connection there is no option about the ICF, so i assume by disabling the Win Firewall that cuts that off too. Is there something im missing?

A:Networking WinXP MCE and Win98 SE

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When attempting to access anything (printer, file or directory) over my network (that is, attempting to acess something on a computer running windows 98 from a computer running windows xp) it is extremely slow to load. This also applies when trying to print on a network printer - the software crashes for about 2 minutes then prints.

What is the problem? I am going to reformat soon anyway - will this help?

A:WinXP - Win98 Networking

This may be related to a problem that's been known for years with 2K and XP.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)


Eric Pircher sorted this - apparently Win2k spends ages looking for
"scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood

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I upgraded from WIN 95 to WIN 98 and now my DUN doesn't work. I double click on the folder and nothing happens. I have tried removing and re-installing and that doesn't work.
Anyone have any suggestions?

A:Dial Up Networking for WIN98

This will seem funny, but the new DUN 1.3 should fix this, now getting it downloaded, and moved to your computer could prove to be a bigger issue.


Infinity Networking and PC's
[email protected]

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Here’s a slightly different spin on what seems to be a fairly common theme. I am a complete networking rookie, so please bear with me if this has been covered before. (I have searched past posts - no joy)

I’m trying to set up a home network between a desktop PC running Win98 SE, and a laptop running WinXPpro. I have installed a wireless router (Linksys) to share a DSL internet connection, and that all seems to work fine. Each machine has access to the internet, but they cannot see each other.

Here’s what I can’t seem to get past. In order to get the internet access to work, I have to let TCP/IP obtain an IP address automatically. But most of the suggestions for file sharing involve manually assigning an IP address to each computer. So must I choose between file sharing and internet access? Is there no way to have both simultaneously?

(BTW, even when I assign the IP addresses manually, the computers still can't see each other)

One possible problem is that in the Win98 desktop, each time I change any of the Network properties, the computer asks me to insert my Win98SE installation disk. I do that, but then get error messages saying that certain files cannot be located on the disk. That can’t be good.

Is there something blazingly obvious that I’m missing here? T.I.A.

A:Networking Win98 & WinXPpro

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to make a long story short I had internet connection sharing working on two comps, and the one that was connected to the cable modem got jacked up. On top of that my ISP just updated the system in the area adding to the confusion

Linksys nic = connected to cable modem
D-Link = connected to my hub
netgear 8 port hub

other computer connected to the hub as well

so anyways, i take net connection sharing completely off my computer. I get my cable modem settings right on the linksys. Then i check out my network and it's not seeing my other comp. Both comps have file&print sharing connected, and both are in the same workgroup.

i've tried everything i know(including checking all the connections), and the two computers just will not see each other.

A:trouble Win98 networking

did you check for client for microsoft networks
in network properties.

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I installed my network cards to my 2 gateway 450 mhz, with win 98 os pcs, i put the tcp/ip, netbeui, isx programs into the network settings, and i have a cable modem, i put the settings for the cable modem from my computer to the hub to my other computer. I got two computers A and B. A is my computer, B is my dad's. A is the main computer that has the cable modem, hub connected to it. I used the same settings from A to B. One thing is that the cable modem works on B but the network doesnt. I get error message saying "\\(name of comp) is not accessible
No Error information is available"

What's weird is that i can find A from computer B on the find computer menu. But i cant open A from B. i can open B from A. Can someone help me solve this solution please, thanks.

A:win98 networking problem

Moving to networking

See this site for a guide, may help you out

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I'm looking to run a network between two computers, HP Pavilion, running WinME & a Compaq Presario running Win98. I've run a network between two WinME systems, and I'm hoping that this network will run as smoothly.
Is there anything I should know before I attempt this endeavour?


A:networking WinME & Win98

No real difference between me and 98, should be the same as 98 and 98

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I feel so stupid!

I am trying to get a Win98 PC to print to a HP Deskjet 920C which is connected via USB to a WinXP PC...

Doesnt sound too difficult, except I cannot get the 98 Machine to see the XP one. I can ping the 98 one from the XP one but not vice versa. I have checked the following:

1. Both machines are on the same workgroup
2. Same subnet
3. Same IP Range
4. Sharename is correct
5. Tried swapping cat5 cables between wallports and the result is exactly the same.
6. Printer is switched on
7. Machines can both access the internet so im guessing the patch leads and NIC's are ok

Can anyone think of anything I might have missed? Its driving me crackers lol

Thanks in advance,

A:Help networking Win98 to WinXP

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I have 5 win98 computers on a network with public ip's connected to a hub which is connected to dsl. I've added a new XP Home computer also with a public address, but i cannot browse the network on XP, I can connect to the win98 shares using the UNC name in the run box. On the 98 machines I see the same workgroup twice, one contains all win98 machines and the other has the the XP Home by itself. SAME WORKGROUP SHOWING TWO TIMES why is this??? Connecting to the internet is not a problem.


A:Networking XP Home and Win98


This particular answer costs me $35, MS Tech Support, 7hrs of Support. And after getting to the second twice (different days), IT Worked! : )

On the XP System change the "DhcpNodeType" to "4" (Mixed).

Probably currently set at "2".

This setting is located in the registry key:

1. For W2K/XP, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters

2. Change the "DhcpNodeType" parameter to "4".

3. Restart the XP system.

4. Check your entry by running "Start" Run" "CMD"

Type "ipconfig /all", Node Type displayed at top group should state "mixed".

the e-man
EmTech Computer Services

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Please help!!!

I am trying to transfer files between a win 98 machine and an xp machine using a crossover cable. the xp machine has been configured with ip and the 98 with and both on subnet I have also used the xp cd to set up the network and activated file sharing on both machines and they are set up with different names and in the same work group. I can ping both network cards, but I can't ping either computer.

A:networking win98 and xp machine

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I am having difficulty networking my WIN98 and WIN2000 computers. I am able to share the internet connection but have not been able to share files. According to my instruction from lynksys, I need to have NetBeui and IPx/SPx Compatible Protocol installed. The WIN98 is setup that way, but I cannot find them when configuring the properties of the connection on the WIN2000. You should be able to install them. When I got to my local area connection, click properties, and try install the two, I get the following error: "Could not add the requested component. The error is: The specified path does not contain any applicable device INFs."

Where do I go from here?


A:Networking WIN98 and WIN2000

I think I may have narrowed the problem down to my firewall. I use ZoneAlarm and am trying to figure out how to add a subnet. How do I find out the IP address and subnet mask? I'll have to do this to both computers.

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I have 4 computers networked together through a router with DSL. All four can access the internet.
2 of the machines are win98se and 2 are win 2k. 3 of the computers can see each other and share files etc. 1 of the win98 machines can see all the computers but can only access the other win98se machine. when I try to access either one of the win2k machines it asks for a password. I checked all the settings and the settings are identical to the other win98se machine which can access the win2k machines. when I say all the settings, I checked network settings, password settings, tweakui settings, and installed windows components just to make sure I didn't leave out someting in the comunications section. I have set up networks before and this has me stumped. Just a note here I have installed all the service packs, and updates for all of the computers.

A:networking win98 w/ win2k

You need to have an account on the 2K machines with the same name and password as is used to logon to the W98 machine. I suspect the other W98 machine already has the correct name/password combination.

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I have two pc's one had windows 98se installed and the other one has windows 2000 pro. I have installed the enternet cards. When I do a serch from the w2k pc it sees the win98 pc. but when I click on it reads "Network path not found".
So I'm guessing that it is seeing it but it can't talk to it.
In the 98 pc when I click on the entire network it reads "network not accessable".
Any ideas?

A:Networking win98 and 2000

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Asked this question under networking but no answers.

I have a small office network of two XP (home) and three Win98s. Been working fine for years but fear
that there was a breach of some sort. Cleared problems found in Hijackthis.

Upon startup the Win98's are asking for password when user name displays. Previously I used no password.
I've tried changing under administrator in XP (which is the server) with no help. Problem appears to be with the server, since all the 98's haave the password issue.

any ideas? This is really putting me behind.


A:Networking Of Xp & Win98 Failed

Here is a link to fixes for various operating systems. You might find your solution there.

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ok i used to have as network working between win98 to winMe but then i got winME for bothe and then on one pc winMe kept crashing so i went back to win98 on it but5 now i cant get my network to work anymore. i deleted the help you gave before i was wondering if you could send it again so that i can get my network working again. thanks for the help and patience.

A:networking winMe to win98

I used the Search option on this forum and found your name in many threads. I recommend you try it to find the information you need.

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I have windows 2000 intsalled on a win98 machine and just the other day every time I try to access a word document or start the program the system freezes and I get an error that says, The system is dangerously low in resources. Would you like to terminate the following application? WinWord [not responding] I don't get this when using any of the other office products and nothing has been added to the machine that I know of. I ran an antivirus program which detected nothing. I also removed and reinstalled office but am having the same problems. Any advice would be appreciated. Trevor

A:[Resolved] Word lockup in WIN98

Try doing a Find Files for normal.dot

Rename it normal.xxx


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I'm just getting to know 2000 and one of the first annoyances is trying to get rid of that blankety blank tray ICON for Easy CD -CreateCD that is auto started on boot.

With Win98 MSCONFIG was always there to stop uninvited loads. Is there any equivalent in Win2000 and if not does anyone know how to get CreateCD stopped without un-installing the app?


A:{RESOLVED}equivalent of Win98 MSCONFIG ??

msconfig for W2K

Enjoy !

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Hi I have two computers, one running XP Pro SP2, and the other win98SE, my question is how can/do I network them together through my D-Link Router??? I guess I need some step by step instructions, because I cant figure it out. Let me know if any other info is needed, all help is greatly appreciated

A:Help with Networking WinXP & win98 through Router

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