Networking an Windows XP and Win98 together for file and print sharing
Posted on 2004-10-01
I have a small home network consisting of two computers, a broadband cable modem and a Lynksys Router. One machine is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 Home Edition and the other is running Windows 98 First Edition. Both machines are working great and can share the internet without any problems. However, I cannot get the Win98 machine to be able to access files on my Windows XP machine but I can use the XP to access the Win98. I also cannot get the Win98 machine to recognize the HP DeskJet 950C that I have directly connected to the XP machine. I would like to be able to print to it from both machines, not just the XP. I would also like the Win98 machine to be able to access files on the XP machine. I have searched the internet high and low and tried so many different things that people have suggested but there just isn't much out there for this scenario. I've made sure that file and print sharing is enabled on both machines and I've made sure that I named the computers and the network and that I input those names correctly. Why can the XP machine access the 98 but not the other way around? And why can't I print from the 98 machine? Please help! I'm at my wits end!