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By mmorovitz ·
I have two pc's running windows 98 sharing a broadband connection thru a router. I have enabled file sharing on both computers, but when I go to map a network drive in explorer it tells me it can't find the other computer (yes, both are turned on). I specified the path of \\computer-name\drive-name but still no luck. Any ideas on what I'm missing would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Martin J. Morovitz

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by brian In reply to file sharing

Have you installed the NETBEUI protocol?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to file sharing

Hi

Have you also added a client on each macine? In the Network applet in Control Panel, click Add, select Client, and choose Client for Microsoft networks.

Also, have you checked Device Manager and made sure that the network cards are funtioning properly? Are the latest drivers for Win98 installed for the cards?

Hope this helps.

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by Gigelul In reply to file sharing

Hi,
If your network is properly configured (check with "ping" from both computers) then you must share a folder/drive and after that try: \\ComputerName\ShareName (if drive-name is not shared then it is not accesable via network).
If you open Network Neighborhood, you see both computers? And if double clik on one you see some resources/shares?

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by carsten.holfelder In reply to file sharing

Hi, The problem that I can see is that you are using a router which blocks broadcasts. When file sharing is enabled the computers send broadcasts out that states what it is sharing to the network. You will have to use the host files to be able to see the relavent computers.

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by RCOM In reply to file sharing

The the drive you want to connect must be shared. Open my computer or explorer and right click on the drive and select sharing.

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