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Win2000 can't see Win98

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I have got two machines. one has windows 2000 on it, the other has Win98 SE. I am using 10/100 Mbit NICs in both machines and a crossover cable. From the win98 machine I can see and use all the shared resources on the win2k machine but I cant see the win98 machine from the win 2k box. I am usin IPX/SPX currently set on automatic frame type. I tried setting this to 802.3 on both machines to no avail, it just stopped everything working. the workgroup name is the same on both machines and file and print sharing is enabled on both.

any ideas??

thanks
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by:stevenlewis
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Yep, add NetBEUI to both machines
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by:ahmedabdin
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in network properties add a protocol that called NetBEUI to win98 & 2k.
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firstly that doesn't seem to work in this case secondly you have just repeated what stevenlewis has said.
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by:stevenlewis
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Dazzman, you said it doesn't seem to work in this case. could you be more specific? You have added NetBEUI to both and it didn't help?
check the tcp/ip settings
also do you see a link light on both NIC's
also do you have something shared on the 98 box (it won't show up unless it has something to share)
can you see the 98 box from network neighborhood on the 98 box?
if tcp/ip is setup, can they ping each other?
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by:stevenlewis
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Dazzman, you said it doesn't seem to work in this case. could you be more specific? You have added NetBEUI to both and it didn't help?
check the tcp/ip settings
also do you see a link light on both NIC's
also do you have something shared on the 98 box (it won't show up unless it has something to share)
can you see the 98 box from network neighborhood on the 98 box?
if tcp/ip is setup, can they ping each other?
also is the internal network # the same on both (ipx/spx)
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CyberStretch earned 200 total points
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I think ths issue lies in the fact that Dazz is using IPX/SPX and NetBEUI, IIRC, is built upon using TCP/IP. W2K can probably handle it because it is designed to work in a multi-protocol network environment, whereas W98 is basically used for home and workstation type uses.

If you switch from IPX/SPX to TCI/IP, I think your situation would be resolved. Also IPX is a connectionless protocol, whereas TCP is connection-oriented protocol. So you would probably also notice an increase in performance as well. Although, in a two system environemt, the performance gain may be too minute to notice.
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by:stevenlewis
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I didn't see any mention of IIRC?
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by:CyberStretch
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IIRC = If I Remember Correctly (aka a chatcronym).
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by:stevenlewis
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Ah ha, I thought it was for international internet relay chat
IIRC, like mIRC
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by:dazzman7
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It seems that you're right. I have configured the network to use TCP/Ip and it works now. Thanks
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Glad to be of assistance.
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