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Small Network. Comp."A"is W-XP, Comp."B"is W98, Comp."C"is W98. Comp"A"can see Comp."B"without any problem. Comp"A" cannot see Comp."C". Comp"B" & "C" can both see and access Comp."A".
I have set the tcp/ip addresses so they are on the same network. I have Shared the Printer On Comp."A" and it is working fine. COmp"A" is the main file holder and needs to see Comp."C". I cannot figure where I have gone astray. Please email if this is not clear I will send My LL#.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

Hi,

When you say "A" cannot see "C", do mean "A" cant ping "C" or "A" cant map "C"'s drives? or see it in the network neighbourhood? or somehing else?

I presume you're using a hub to connect them all together?

Can you map drives by IP address? can you ping by name?

Some questions to help us look in the right direction...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by f-2186842 In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

At this piont All of the above. At first I tried to set all the IP Addresses. No ping but could see "C" in the net work neighbor hood. When I tried to access Error Message ---You may not have rights to open this file. Yes a hub is involved. I have lost "C" in the net...hood but can still open files on "A" from "C" I transfer files to "A" and then can open and use them But can't do the reverse. I was unable to FIND the COmputer "C" in a search. The ping came back with no computer. haven't tried to ping IPs yet.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

Hi,

From what you just said, it sounds like file and print sharing mightn't be enabled on the W98 machine, "C".

To check, you need to...
right-click the network neighbourhood
choose properties
click on File and Print Sharing
make sure the appropriate boxes are ticked in the next dialog box.

If they are already, then...
right-click the network neighbourhood
choose properties
select the access control tab
make sure you've got "share level access control" enabled.

You can choose the other but its for a finer level of control and you need to muck around with usernames and groups and setting permissions. It really isn't worth it in a home network.

If all that's ok then try mapping a drive on "C" without going through the network neighbourhood.

On windowsXP, in windows explorer...
On the tools menu choose Map network drive.
In the folder field type
either...

\\ComputerName\c

or...

\\IPAddress\c

Where ComputerName is the name of your W98 computer or IPAddress is the IP address assigned to the W98 computer. The c is for the C: drive.

You can either leave the check box checked or not - thats up to you. I prefer to map drives as I need them, myself so I dont choose to reconnect at login.

Let me know how you go with those (if you haven't already tried them...)

Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

Oh, and I forgot to mention in my above post that you also need to make sure you C: drive is shared...

on the W98 machine "C", in windows explorer
Right-click the top level of the drive
Choose sharing
Make it shared as... and use C

If you want to share it as a different name, then you need to make changes to my above instructions by replacing \\blah\c with \\blah\WhatEverYouCallIt

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

Hi,

Since attempting to answer this question, I've found the exact answer... Actually I had the problem myself. I've posted it for another person so have a look at...

http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=79149

(remove spaces from above URL)

Cheers,
Tim.

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by f-2186842 In reply to 98 sees XP/XPdoes not see ...

I must need to see the whole artical. Icouldn't accessit. I tried this and not omly didn't fix it made it worse.
I I still cannot see 'c' from'a' but can see 'a' from 'c'. I have trhem running on IP addresses right now

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