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Can't see win 98 machine on network from XP machine

I've just put a win 98 machine onto my network of (1 XP machine, 1 win2k machine, 2 macs and a linux), I can access the internet from the 98 machine, but can't see any other computers from it, nor can I see it from other computers. Can I solve this?
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Justin CollinsIT Support TechnicianCommented:
I would use the network setup wizard in xp and create disks that will set up another computer on the network.  Just go to Control Panel and then Network Setup Wizard and it will step you through it.

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Rick HobbsRETIREDCommented:
Do you have Mcafee Security of Norton Security on the 98 machine?  Or Zonealarm, or any firewall?  IF yes, configure it to allow it to communicate with PC on the same network (LAN).
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorCommented:
Hi,

http://groups.google.co.in/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web/browse_thread/thread/f4bdba740daa4258/fd91be4444ba6360?lnk=st&q=Can't+see+win+98+machine+on+network+from+XP+machine&rnum=3&hl=en#fd91be4444ba6360


For the 98-XP problem, try the tips on this web page:

Windows XP Network Troubleshooting
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot

Pay particular attention to the sections on firewalls (disable and
un-install while troubleshooting), protocols (use only one),
and NetBIOS over TCP/IP (enable it).

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1. Go to Control Panel | Network.

2. Click "File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" in the list
of network components.

3. Click Properties.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/n1075635655
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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorCommented:
Hi,

Check all these things:

1) ensure that *al* l computers have TCPIP installed
2) ensure that *all* computers have NetBIOS over TCPIP check in your TCPIP network settings
3) ensure that *all* computers are using the same IP subnet e.g. 192.168.0.x
where x is the unique number for each PC
4) ensure that *all* computer are in the same workgroup e.g. MSHOME or Workgroup
5) to make a windows 9x computer visible in Network Neighborhood create at  least on shared resource (XP computers do not require this)
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juandelacruz2001Commented:
Can you PING the XP machine's IP address? If you can, then most likely the issue is naming resolution (I assume there's no DNS server local to this network). Verify if firewall is enable on the XP machine (disable temporarily) and check if it work, YOu may have to append your HOSTS file so it can resolve the XP machine name from your 98 machine.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/win98/reskit/part7/wrkappf.mspx?mfr=true

Good luck.
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FriarTukCommented:
we set up our 98 box like the following & it shows up on our nt-based computers under netwk places
 (rclk netwk neigh)
ID tab: workgroup name same as domain name; computer name will = tcp host name
Config tab:
 client for ms netwk prop's has a check to login to nt domain, put in domain name
 tcp/ip prop's: dns - enable dns, host name = computer name, domain name = blank
                    : wins - added local wins server
                    : gw - blank
                    : ip - obtain auto
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FriarTukCommented:
it also has file sharing on with one folder set to share with full access pswd
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hawkeye_zzzAuthor Commented:
I haven't abandoned it, just haven't had time to go through all the options, as it's a complex problem. Will try to find a solution soon
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hawkeye_zzzAuthor Commented:
In the end I got my files off with a flash disk, and have reformatted and loaded up as win2k. Still can't get on the network! but will try some of these things in the morning. Thanks for your help, have allocated points according to which make most sense
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