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By rpalfery ·
have 2 computers- 1 running W2Kpro and the other win98. the W2k computercan see the 98 but can't access any file.The 98 computer can't see the W2k computer. they are conncted to a gateway router/hub. I have the respective drives shared & file and print sharing on both. what am i missing

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by CG IT In reply to home network issue

Which,exactly, are they connected to, the router or the hub. [is the router a DSL/Cable router with a 4 port switch?]

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by CG IT In reply to home network issue

both answers #2 and #3 are great advice, however, if your using a DSL/Cable modem with a 4 port switch to connect both your machines together to share a DLS/Cable Internet access, you won't ever be able to get both computers to share files & folderswith one another.

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by CG IT In reply to home network issue

The Router acts as a gateway for both computers in essence those two computers access or "log in" to the router. The router actually is the component that "connects" to your ISP with an always on connection. What your computers do is "connect" to the router and use between each other that router connection with your ISP. Data that the computer(s) accesses on the internet is "routed" [by unique IP address assigned to the computer(s)] to which ever computer requested the data via the high speed data switch. The Router is not designed to provide connections between each computer as in a network [unless the mfg has a firmware update that allows that].

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by Bughunter In reply to home network issue

You need to add a local user account on to the W2K box. Make sure that the User Name and Password are exactly the same as the ones you use on the W98 box and verify that they are using the same workgroup. The following link explains how to create the local user.

http://windows.about.com/library/weekly/
aa000611b.htm

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by DKlippert In reply to home network issue

Add the W98 machine as a user on W2k. Use the machine name and sign on password.

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