yeah, I know....old technology :-)
My customer has an NT 4.0 domain.
In that domain is a Windows 98 box with a Laserjet5 attached to LPT 1
I need to get to that printer from a Windows XP, SP2 machine (firewall turned off for now)
I am unable to ping the Win 98 machine by name, but can ping by IP address. I added the IP and machine name to the hosts file and rebooted, with no luck.
I am able to access network resources on the NT 4.0 server via the server name with no issues.
This is probably more networking than printers so if I need to I'll post a pointer elsewhere.
I'm a DBA, not a domain admin/printer/name resolution guy :-)