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Can a 98 box connect to another computer not on the same net?

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Can win98se connect to another computer using the UNC path or the IP?  I tried in the find>computer> and typed in the ip address, but it came up with nothing.  While if i just type in the name of the computer it works.  Yes it is on the same network, the 98 box has TCP/IP, netbui installed.  There's also a win2k on the same network, it can access other computers fine with either UNC or IP, just not the 98.  I was wondering because I need to connect to another PC using the IP, only the name won't work (i.e boxen, instead of boxen.box.net or x.x.x.x)
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sure, but make an entry into the lmhosts file first ( and reboot)
lmhosts
http://www.realcomputerguy.com/lmhosts.htm
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314884
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by:Vinh_Nguyen
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is this the fiel "Lmhosts.sam" ? or do i have to create another file?  I noticed in the first link it said, just the file, not with .txt extension so a bit confusing.  Thanks
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by:Vinh_Nguyen
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never the previous question, I tried to just create another file with no extension and stuff, works great, thanks for the help.
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by:stevenlewis
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Glad to help
As you found out, the lmhosts.sam is just a sample file, and windows will not use it
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by:Vinh_Nguyen
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actually i got stuck here, I can access it now on the same subnet and all, but person outside the subnet can't connect to the intended box, i can connect just fine from home (a different net) but this person can't connect to it.  The only different is this person is on a private network and my box is on the open network.  Does that matter???
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by:Vinh_Nguyen
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I'm having a weird problem that I can't see to figure out, hoping maybe you'all can help me.

There's this computer at work, running mac OSX server, has share drives, I can while at work connect to it just fine (using win98, win2k, another Mac OSX). The problem comes when I try to connect to it from home, I got DSL at home going through a XP Pro serving as a gateway, all the other comps behind it have DHCP. So I can bring my laptop home (a G3 Mac OSX) and have it hook up accessing the internet find, can CONNECT to the server at work fine, taking and creating files on it just dandy, but when I try to access the server from one of my home machine, running a XP pro, it won't, keep popping up saying can't find server. I can ping it from any machine and get a reply but just can't connect to it.

I tried to connect to it using the search for computer windows (start > search > computers). Tried the IP itself, the UNC, but nothing would come up, while if I try the same thing on the Mac I brought home, it works.

Sorry if this is long, just wanted to give as much info as I can, but I know I left something else out, please help, thanks.
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by:stevenlewis
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>The only different is this person is on a private network and my box is on the open network
need more info on this one
need to know the network configuration(s)

>I'm having a weird problem that I can't see to figure out, hoping maybe you'all can help me
you should really start another question for this one :~)
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by:Vinh_Nguyen
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alrite thanks
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