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Win2000 Server and Win98 OS

By ReJette ·
I have both of these computers networked to each other. However, at various times, Win98 seems to drop from the network. I've tried unhooking the cable modem,turning off Win98, turning off Win200 Server, checking the hardware for connectivity and nothing seems wrong. Then all of a sudden, one day Win98 shows connected to the server! Do you have any other ideas?
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by 7nt In reply to Win2000 Server and Win98 ...

Not enough information. Are these the only 2 computers on the network? Are you connecting them with a crossover cable with a network interface card in each machine or using a hub? Is it Win98 or Win98SE? What IP address and subnet mask are you usingon each computer? Are you sharing internet connection on the W98 machine from the W2000 machine which connects to the net via cable?

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by ReJette In reply to Win2000 Server and Win98 ...

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by ReJette In reply to Win2000 Server and Win98 ...

Yes! I have 2 computers. Windows 2000 Server and Windows 98 SE. I have 2 nic cards in the Win2000 and 1 nic card in Win98. I have a small 4 port hub also. The RoadRunner Internet connection is via a network cable running from Win2000 upstairs toWin98SE downstairs which is run outside where the cable hook up is.

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by 7nt In reply to Win2000 Server and Win98 ...

In that case, your problem is easily fixed. First, toss away the hub: you don't need it when only 2 computers are networked and it increases the problem spot 3-fold: from 2000 to the hub; from the hub to the 98; or the hub itself.

Just get a CAT5crossover cable (make sure it is crossover, where the pins on one end run opposite to the pins on the other end) and connect it to the 2 NIC cards.

Grab a copy of "Proxy" from http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm and installit into both computers. Go to Start\Settings\Taskbar and Start Menu and add them to the Startup group on each computer so they load when you start each computer.

Next, on the 98 computer only, open IE and go to Internet Options/Connections/LAN settings and add proxy address 192.168.0.1 to all the servers. For Port, use 6588 in everything except FTP (21) and Socks (1080).

In Network Neighbourhood, in the TCP/IP properties use 192.168.0.1 for the 2000 and 192.168.0.2 in the 98. Set both subnet masks to 255.255.255.0, reboot and enjoy.

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