Solved

XP and Win 98 problem

Posted on 2002-03-20
11
279 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I am trying to network an XP Home edition PC and a Win 98 PC using to PCI NIC's and a cross-over cable.

I have used the XP network setup Wizard but I can't get the two machines to 'talk' properly. I can see the shared folders of the 98 machine when I look from the XP but when I try it the other way around it says "the computer or sharename cannot be found". I don't get why not.

THe XP machine is listed in explorer under network neighbourhood but whenever I click on it I get the error message above.

The XP machine as a static IP of 192.168.0.1 but the 98 machine is having an IP automatically assigned.

If anyone can help that would be great. I'm puzzled.

cheers
0
Comment
Question by:jblangworthy
11 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:mbroaders
ID: 6882129
I would suggest giving the Windows 98 machine a static IP address. Give it 192.168.0.2 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

When you do that you will have to reboot. After the boot go to a command prompt and type ping 192.168.0.1 if you get replies you have connectivity. Try and look at your shared folder then. If you are still having problems make sure that you have file and printer sharing activated and that you are not running any firewall software (zonealarm tiny personal firewall etc etc). If you are you can either disable the software of allow traffic from 192.168.0.x

Hope that helps

MB
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:jassav
ID: 6882204
Add yourself as a user on the XPmachine and enable the guest account. Make sure file and printer sharing is enabled.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:khisanth
ID: 6882236
Also try loginng (if asked) on the w98 machine as a user that is set up on the XP machine. administrator should be the easiest.
0
VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6884497
but the 98 machine is having an IP automatically assigned
if there is no dhcp seerver to assign the ip address, then you have to statically assing one. If you enable ICS on the XP box, then it will assign one ot the 98 box
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Comply
ID: 6891799
Did you use the connection wizard on XP to make the network disk for Win98x? Makes setup a snap, just take the floppy it makes and put in in machine 98x and run it.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jblangworthy
ID: 6891946
Sorry guys. I have tried everything you came up with. I had already run th XP uhome networking wizard when I first posted my question. I have since tried giving the Win 98 machine a static IP of 192.168.0.5 but I can't ping either machine from the other.

What should my WINS resolution settings be on the Win 98 machine? It is currently disabled.

I can still see XP machine in the network neighbouhood of the Win 98 machine but when I try to access it I get a mesage saying that I don't have access. The microsoft network login window appears when I boot up the Win 98 machine and I log into using the same name as I have on the XP machine but it still won't give me access.

I'm tearing my hair out here so if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them.

Thanks
Jeremy
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6892088
You are having permission issues
on the w98 box, use "client for M$ networks" as the primary logon (this creates the token that the xp box needs to allow acccess to it's resources) and use the same username and password that you log on to the xp box with
remember xp is built on NT and it's security
also on the xp box, share the root drive (c:) or (d:) and allow complete access
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6892090
0
 
LVL 41

Expert Comment

by:stevenlewis
ID: 6892110
0
 
LVL 41

Accepted Solution

by:
stevenlewis earned 300 total points
ID: 6892111
0
 

Expert Comment

by:CleanupPing
ID: 9155780
jblangworthy:
This old question needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  For information on your options, please click here-> http:/help/closing.jsp#1 
EXPERTS:
Post your closing recommendations!  No comment means you don't care.
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
network error 8 48
What Can't I Connect by FTP??? 27 98
Unauthorized Network Devices Appearing on Home Network 20 108
Wireless scope on sever with DSL connection 9 21
Data center, now-a-days, is referred as the home of all the advanced technologies. In-fact, most of the businesses are now establishing their entire organizational structure around the IT capabilities.
For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question