5 comp network with XP and 98 boxes that can't see each other or the shares
Posted on 2005-03-28
I've got a 5 computer network setup. There is one XP box and 4 98SE boxes.
ONE of the 98se boxes can see the XP machine and it's shared folders and shared printer. The other 3 98se boxes cannot see the XP box nor can they see the shares on the XP box (under network neighborhood). The 3 98 boxes can add the shared printer on the XP machine, but it says that it is currently offline and cannot be used until it is brought back online. The other 98 box can add and use the same printer that the other 3 say is offline.
Also, the XP machine can only see the one 98 box that can see it. All 98 boxes can see each other.
All comps are on the same workgroup. All 98 machines have the EXACT same network settings. I'm really confused that one 98 box can do what i want and the other 3 can't - especically when they are all setup the same.
There is no domain here, it's simply P2P. No passwords on any of the computers either.