+ 0 Votes When you initially setup this LAN HAL 9000 Moderator 7 years ago You should have been prompted to make a Floppy Disc from the XP install that you then used on every 98 Work Station. With all the Windows XP Patches that have been made available it may be worth rerunning the Network Setup Wizard on the XP Box and then rerunning it on every 98 box off the Floppy that you have made when you ran the Setup Wizard on the XP Box. Just remember to enable File & Printer Sharing on the XP Box and make sure that all the workgroup names are the same & that File & Printer Sharing are enabled. If you are running XP Home you have an upper limit of 5 Concurrent Connections available and if you are using XP Pro you have an upper limit of 10 Concurrent Connections available any more 98 computers connected at the same time will be unable to access the XP Box till others have been logged off. Col + 0 Votes in addition to HAL and Toivo CG IT Updated - 7 years ago Windows 98 requires NetBIOS over TCP/IP to discover other computers on the LAN. W98 natively can not find comps strickly by TCP/IP. Make sure all the XP machines have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled [its the default but best to check]. + 0 Votes Questions Toivo Talikka 7 years ago Which version of Windows XP are you using, Professional or Home? XP Professional has a limit of 10 concurrent network connections from clients, and XP Home has a limit of 5. Do you use Simple File Sharing on the Windows XP machine?