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WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Networking

By spooky ·
Two seperate issues: A). I have two computers with WIN98 1st edition on one and WIN98 2nd edition on the other computer. I have peer to peer network set up through 10Mbps hub and card. When I click on Network Neighborhood ,I see each computer inselfon each pc but not the other computer. And sometimes I don't even see each computer itself. I have tried reinstalling TCP/IP; Ethernet card driver and what not; nothing is working. B). On the second problem - I have set up peer to peer with 98/95. I can see both computers in Network Neighborhood on 95 machine but I don't see either computer on 98 machine. When I click on "Entire Network" on 98, I get the error message "cannot browse the network". What's weird - at least that's what I think - is that I can ping 98 machine from 95 and also print from 95 machine to the printer attached to 98 machine. Hope this not confusing! In both cases - all computers are in same workgroup and File and Print sharing are turned on. Thanks in advance!

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by yuri In reply to WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Net ...

0. In case A, can you ping the machines from themselves? from each other? In case B, can you ping 95 from 98?
1. (if you can't ping) Have you set up the TCP/IP protocol on both machines to use the same subnet? For small local networks the recommended IP addresses are 192.168.x.y and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
2. (if you can ping) Have you set up at least one machine as the Browse Master? (it is enabled by default after installation of Windows 9x)
3. What protocols have you installed? TCP/IP alone is sufficient.
4. Can you Find the other computer with Start|Find?

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by rbolin5957 In reply to WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Net ...

Insure you have both machines setup in each case on the same lower subnet. Then under network properties,access control share level control.Under client for Microsoft networks insure you do not have log on to nt domain checked, and you have log on and restore network connections checked. Hope this helps.

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by Rage In reply to WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Net ...

The first thing I would check (in either issue) is make sure that all the settings in each computer are identical to each other (with the exception of the IP address of course), such as workgroup and domain names, and NT Logon options..I have seen instances where small inconsistencies in the network setup can cause the network to behave oddly.

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by R. Diel In reply to WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Net ...

Try installing another network protocol. Keep the tcp/ip, you need this for internet purposes, but install netbui. Most of what I have seen says this is best for a peer-to-peer network.

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by johnnord4u In reply to WIN98/95 Peer-to-Peer Net ...

Be sure the USER that configured the Primary Network Logon as MS Family NETWORK login or Client for MicroSoft Networks is logged in at each computer, not just any user using a simple Windows login. Also remember allow the network a bit of time to collect all the details on the computer shares.

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