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Configuring a WinNT & 98 network

By dijon_k ·
I have a WinNT wkstn and a Win98 wkstn that
I'm trying to configure into a network. The
WinNT is the primary wkstn. I've assigned
IP/subnet addr to the WinNT and Win98 but they are not recongnizing each other. What I need is a play by play guide to configuring the two together from scratch.

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by ipjunkie In reply to Configuring a WinNT & 98 ...

One quick question first: How are these machines hooked up? If you have them hooked up directly to each other, instead of into a hub/switch, them you need a crossover patch cable.

*To test if your TCP/IP and your physical network is functioning,use the PING command from a command prompt:
PING 0.0.0.0
(Where 0.0.0.0 is the ip address of the other PC)

Ok, now here are some basic rulesfor getting your network up and running:

-Both machines must have the same workgroup name

-They won't be able to "see" each other unless one of the machines is sharing a folder or a printer.

-On Win9x machines, Client for Microsoft Networks must be installed. If it isn't, you can simply add it from the Network control panel. Add>Client>Microsoft>Client for Microsoft Windows. Also, to share a folder, open the network control panel and click on the File and Print Sharing button. There you can enable File and Print sharing.

-On WinNT, you just need to make sure that TCP/IP is configured properly and the workgroup name is the same. Keep in mind that NT WS controls access by users and groups. So, for you to access a share on the NT box make sure that you setup an account by the same name and password as you are going to be using on theWin98 machine.

Hope this helps. Post a comment if you want any more specifics, but that should get you running as long as there isn't a hardware problem going on.

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by dijon_k In reply to Configuring a WinNT & 98 ...

Hi, ipjunkie,

The network is linked by a switch/hub.

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by Mikel~T In reply to Configuring a WinNT & 98 ...

You can use NetBeui as the protocol for both, and as long as they are both in the same workgroup, you should be able to see either machine on the network.

Also, as the answer above mine states, you will need to make sure that you have File and Printer Sharing enabled on the W98 machine. This will allow for the WS to access any files or printers you make available off of the W98 Machine.

Your comment about the network being linked by a switch/hub...which is it? A hub, a switch? a combination of both?

Anyway, try adding the same protocols, try pinging each machine, and if that doesn't work, make sure your cables are working correctly.

Good luck, and I hope this helps.

Mike

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