Windows 98 Slow To Log On To Home Network
Posted on 2004-10-07
I have just recently set up a small home network consisting of a Windows XP machine and a Windows 98 (First Edition) machine connected through a Linksys router and a broadband cable modem. File and print sharing have been resolved after a major struggle and I am now able to do both from each machine. My problem is this: When the Windows 98 machine boots up, it does not ask for a network password. It boots up as default. So, I have to log off as default and log back on as the user for that PC (my wife). When I do this, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the network (shared files and shared printer) to be recognized in Network Neighborhood. During this time, I cannot print nor can the Windows 98 machine access the shared files on the XP machine. It will eventually find everything but it should not take that long. All the while, the XP is not affected at all. What can I do to speed this up?