Computers can't communicate over network.
Posted on 2002-07-18
I had a small office network with 3 Win98 computeres connected through a hub. I replace 2 of the Win98 computers with new (Compaq) WinXP computers. First I replaced one of the Win98 computers (computer1) and networked the new WinXP computer in. Everything worked fine and I was able to transfer over some files from computer2 that I had moved over from the Win98 computer I had replaced. Then I replaced the 2nd Win98 computer (computer2). Since then I can't get the network to work. Computer2 can see both of the other computers but can't access them, when I click on them in windows explorer, I get a message saying "\\computer1 is not accessible youmight not have permission to use this resource...The network path was not found". Also neither computer1 nor computer3 can see either of the other 2 computers. I have double checked and both of the 2 XP computers have exactly the same settings, I have made sure sharing is on and gone over all the settings several times. I also made a network setup disk which XP advised me to do, this is what I used on the second Win98 computer to get it to communicate with the first XP computer and move the files back over. I have also double checked the workgroup name to make sure it's the same on all.