I have a peer-to-peer network with Windows 2000 pro and two windows 98SE computers using static IP addresses. When I add a third win98 to the network, it can see the other two Win98 computers but not the W2K. If I change the IP address to the one used by one of the two existing computers it can connect just fine. These two machines use the address 192.168.1.11 and 192.168.1.13. I have tried several addresses including 192.168.1.12 and 10 and 14 and others. Pinging the W2K from a computer with any address but one of these two gets a "Request Timed out" reply.
I can only guess that there must be something in a policy or something. Other people have "mucked" around in the system and I understand last year they had trouble with a virus. I don't see anything virus related now and Norton does not report any.
Anybody have an idea of what might be going on?