Win98 machine not allowing others to connect to it.
Posted on 2005-03-28
Customer has many Win98 machines, all are SP2.
All computers get IP from DHCP.
All computers can see other computers and use resources.
Have one rouge computer that can see all the other computers and use their resources, but will not let any other computers attach to it.
I can ping the IP address that DHCP gives it, but cannot ping the computers name.
I sounds like an LMHosts problem, but it used to work. The LMHosts file on all of the other systems can't have gone bad all at once.
I have changed the nic card, no difference.
I have put in a static IP and no difference.
When I do a NET VIEW command, the name of the system shows up, but can't access it.
I have changed the name of the system and the changed name showes up, but can't access it.
Has Norton AV 2005 on it. No other firewall software of any kind.
It sounds like there is some kind of firewall but I've looked over the whole system and there's nothing else running.
I ran HiJackThis on it and nothing out the ordinary is there.
I worked on this for about 1.5 hours today and I am stumped.