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Problem connecting Windows 2000 and Windows 98.

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I have two computers networked together.    
Computer A: has both Windows 98 and Windows 2000
Computer B: has both Windows 95 and Windows 2000

Computer B's Windows 95 can connect to Windows 98 and  Windows 2000 on Computer A.
Computer B's Windows 2000 can connect to Windows 2000 on Computer A.

Computer B's Windows 2000 cannot connect to Windows 98 on Computer A.
Neither machine sees the other.

Any ideas as how to resolve this problem?

                                       Thanks



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by:stevenlewis
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enable file and printer sharing on both machines
share a folder on both machines
install netbeui on both machines
ensure that they are in the same workgroup
do a find-->computer--> and search for the other computer (this establishes a session)
make sure the computer names are different, contain no more than 15 characters and have no wildcards and no spaces in them
make sure that netbeui is bound to both NIC?s
use client for microsoft as primary logon

Note that 9x's default protocol is NetBEUI and w2k's default is tcp/ip
I would check the network config on the w98 machine, and make sure that the tcp/ip info for the w98 matches the network settings for the w2k amchine, same subnet mask, etc
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You may be interested in the following open question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=networkgen&qid=20139260

stevenlewis

Win 98 has tcp/ip as the default protocol
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xema
I beg to differ
Windows-based network access. If you want to dial into a network that consists of Windows 98 and/or Windows NT computers, and you want to be able to access shared resources on those computers, you must install an appropriate protocol. Generally, NetBEUI is best because it is Windows 98's default protocol and requires no configuration. However, you must match the protocol you use to the protocol that the remote computers use. If you want your computer's resources to be available to users on the remote LAN when your computer connects, you must also install File and Printer Sharing Services for Microsoft Networks on your computer
from http://kitap.ankara.edu.tr/156205788X/ch21/ch21.htm
New Riders Inside Windows 98
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why is this pending delete?
an explaination is needed here
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BTW by virue of my comment, this is no longer pending delete
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Question asked, answer provided.  My details above were clear as to the options specifics on delete option, which clearly isn't an option here.  I have finalized this question today.
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Thank you Moondancer
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