TCP/IP Fails to Connect under W98SE where NetBeui Worked

Have been running 3 computers on peer network under 98SE under NetBeui -- no problems at all.  Changed over to TCP/IP and 2 out of 3 worked fine.  The laptop cannot see the network, and the network cannot see the laptop.  The laptop can Ping out to others, but others cannot ping to laptop.  Reinstalled Windows 98SE.  Reinstalled Networking. Changed PCMCIA NIC.  Same result.  Reinstalled NETBEUI and all is rosy again, but I need TCP/IP and I cannot get it to work on the laptop.
jdet52Asked:
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Hi jdet52,

What Ip adresses are you using, also what is the subnetmask? Make sure these are allright. Did you install "File and Printer Sharing" on the laptop? Do you have any kind of firewall on the laptop (if you do, disable it for testing this)

Greetings,

LucF
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war1Commented:
jdet52,
   Netbeui is a simpler hand shake than TCP/IP, that is why it works more readily.   Do you have a firewall like ZoneAlarm?  You will need to set up your firewall to allow the transmission of the TCP/IP protocol.

Best wishes, war1
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jdet52Author Commented:
Laptop 169.254.107.14 and nearest desktop 169.254.202.205
255.255.0 in all cases
File and Print Sharing on all
No firewall.
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jdet52Author Commented:
Wait a second... I am running Norton Internet Security on the laptop -- that may be the problem!!!
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
do you mean subnet: 255.255.0.0 or 255.255.255.0?
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
aha, just disable NIS for just a second....
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You can also try putting the 169.254.x.x range in your trusted zone of NIS
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jdet52Author Commented:
Norton has 14 pages on the subject of Customizing Firewall Rules.  I'll be back later.  Thanks.
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jdet52Author Commented:
255.255.0.0 Sorry for the typo.

NIS Disabled and all is well!!

I will proceed to Customize NIS and follow your suggestions.

Will leave the question open for now until I hammer out a good solution, but I am confident we've (you've) got it licked.
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
You're welcome, let us know how it goes...
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jdet52Author Commented:
I Customized NIS and was able to get TCP/IP working on my home network by allowing IP addresses in the 169.254.x.x range to pass thru the firewall.  I hope this action does not weaken my Internet Security.  Thank you both for your help.  I have split points evenly because you both alerted me to the firewall problem right off the bat.  Ciao.
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war1Commented:
Glad to help. :) war1
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LucFEMEA Server EngineerCommented:
Glad you solved your problem.

LucF

>I hope this action does not weaken my Internet Security.
It doesn't, the 169.254.x.x range is not routable.
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