Apparent conflict between XP Pro and Win 98 on peer to peer network.
Posted on 2002-05-31
I think I need to install the netbeui protocol on a new XP Pro machine because although it talks to Win 98 machines on the network, it is initially very slow and has intermittent freezes. Unfortunately all machines came only with restore cds so I can not access the files I understand from Microsoft support I need to install, i.e. nbf.sys and netnbf.inf, which would put the netbeui protocol on the XP machine. Neither can I track down the files in the cab folders on one of the Win 98 machines.
Basically, I suspect a conflict between the TCP/IP protocol on the XP machine and the netbeui protocol on all the others is the problem but if anyone can suggest something else.......