W2K and W98 Machines Can't See Each Other
Posted on 2001-07-29
I had a peer-to-peer network consisting of two machines, call them Box90 and Box500, each a member of WORKGROUP. Both ran W98 Second Ed. (FAT32). Each had a separate static IP. The network ran over NetBIOS with Windows logon. Each machine was connected to a Netgear switch, which, in turn, is connected to a DSL modem.
I purchased a new machine, Box13, running W2K Pro /NTFS. I disconnected Box90 from the switch, and I connected Box13, configured with the Box90 IP address.
Box500 (W98) and Box13 (W2K) are members of the same workgroup, each has a different and valid computer name. Either can reach the Internet through the switch. But neither can see the other in Network Neighborhood (W98) or My Network Places (W2K).
Note: When I logon to Box500, it looks for Box90 but obviously can't make the connection. I don't think that should have any bearing, but I'm not an expert.
Any ideas as to how I can make Box500 and Box13 see each other?