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TCP/IP Peer to Peer File Sharing

By taplin ·
I want to use TCP/IP file sharing in a Win98 peer to peer network. I have 4 computers on a LAN and 3 others on a FrameRelay WAN. Is this possible or do I need 3rd party software.

This is easy on Mac, it seems like it should at least be possible on Win98

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by earnest In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

Load the microsoft client, enable microsoft file and print sharing on each of the pc. If you already have a lan then I suppose each pc has a unique name. Its also best if the group name is the same.
1. If the printer is connected to one of the pc then file and print sharing is required. set the printer to shared in the printer properties and give it a share name.
On the other pc load print driver as lpt printer then add port and point the pc to the printer with its unc name < \\pcnameofpc withprinterattached\sharename >.
2. If the printer is network attached and an HP printer load print driver on each pc with jet admin and assign the ip given to the printer. If not hp then load similar program to jet admin < xerox id lpr.rxe > and do whatever that printer type needs for connectivity. I recommend Hp as its easier.

For the Framerelay, gain connectivity to your local lan and do the same for those pc.

Good Luck,
Bo

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by taplin In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

The question wasn't about printer sharing, That is simple if the printer supports ip sharing. The question was about file shareing over IP

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by dmiles In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

Open the Control Panel,double-click on Network neighborhood,you will then select the microsoft client,click on the file and print sharing button,follow the on screen instructions,

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by taplin In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

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by Steven_BVSolutions In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

If you are using an HP JetDirect to connect the printer to the P-2-P network TCP/IP printing is not supported. You will have to install IPX/SPX Protocol. Download the JetAdmin software from HP and only install the first portition to Print Directly to a HP Jetdirect. You will then be able to select Print directly to a HP JetDirect from the JetAdmin Program group and input the Hardware Address using IPX/SPX.

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by taplin In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

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by dthompson1 In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

If all PC's are on the same network, it can be done. Set one PC as the one to be shared. On that PC, open Windows Explorer. Either highlight the entire drive the files are on, or the individual file itself. No click on 'File' pulldown screen, click on 'properties', and then use the top tab 'SHARING'. Click on the 'sharing' button and give the resource a name. If using the entire drive, use a name like RobertPC.
Once this is done, select one of the other PC's. Edit the 'HOSTS' file. Add the IP address for the shared PC. Tab over and include the name(RobertPC) created on the shared PC. File the HOSTS file.
Go to Windows START, RUN, and enter \\RobertPC and press ENTER. This should open up a screen displaying the shared PC drive or file, depending on what you told it to share.

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by taplin In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

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by wlbowers In reply to TCP/IP Peer to Peer File ...

If you are on a frame you are using routers, right. I had the same situation and cisco had to enable something in the router config to allow this. Once they did that it was Jake.

Good Luck Lee

PS: Read the question people!

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