Problems Networking a Windows XP Home PC with two Windows 98 PCs
Posted on 2003-03-18
Can anyone explain what I should do to make this work?
I have one PC running Windows XP Home and 2 PCs running Windows 98. They are all connected via a Hub which is also connected to a DSL modem for internet access.
The internet Access works fine. Each PC has its own IP address manually entered for accessing the DSL connection. The IPs are provided by the DSL company, as is the Subnet Mask.
The 2 windows 98 computers can see eachother fine, and access shares on eachother fine. They cannot access shares on the windows xp. It says The computer or share cannot be found.
The windows xp computer is also not seeing the "workgroup" which does match on all 3 computers, so it cannot access the 98 computers. It says "workgroup" is not accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"
We have used the "home networking" disk on the windows 98 computers but that did not help.
We do have File and Printer Sharing installed on the two windows 98 computers.
We do have shares created on all the computers also.
Any ideas here??