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By jchow ·
I can't see any computers when I click on Network Neighbood. Instead it give me 'unable to browser the network'. However, I can ping other pcs in the office. I can also browser the internet. What can be the problem.

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jerry

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by Ann777 In reply to Network neighbood

If you do not have another "server" in your network, then you need the MS NetBEUI protocol installed in Control Panel --> Network. Without a true "server" there's nothing polling/browsing the other computers locally. NetBEUI is made for small peer-to-peer networks.

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by jchow In reply to Network neighbood

Thanks

FYI, this pcs is working with the network group for some years. It's for no reason that it has stopped last week. Everytihng works except Network Neighbood. All pcs are on win98. Any further suggestion?

jchow

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by dmarasa78 In reply to Network neighbood

Can you access any of the other machines using the run command?

Did you check all your subnet mask and default gateway info so that it is the same on all machines? Are you assigning IPs dynamically or are they static?

Are you using only Windows 98 on your network?

Are you internet sharing? If so, how many machines are sharing the connection? Probably should not be more than 10.

If you are using a router like a basic retail Linksys router, and it is your dhcp server, and if the protocol you are using is a broadcast protocol like Netbui and you have a lot of machines on the network, you might be getting data collisions.

Check some of these things out.

Good luck.

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by jchow In reply to Network neighbood

Thanks

FYI, this pcs is working with the network group for some years. It's for no reason that it has stopped last week. Everytihng works except Network Neighbood. All pcs are on win98. Any further suggestion?

jchow

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by madmacx9 In reply to Network neighbood

I have found 98 is liable for network dropouts for no logical reason. (working one day not the next). I you have only just set up the networkand it has never run properly then try running winipcfg if the IP address is given as 269.x.x.x then then you may need to reinstall the network card. some of the network card drivers for 98 are incorrect(i.e.Realtek RTL8029). If you have had the network running before then try removing and then adding client for microsoft networks (control panel, network, configuation) works for me most of the time.

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by jchow In reply to Network neighbood

Thanks

FYI, this pcs is working with the network group for some years. It's for no reason that it has stopped last week. Everytihng works except Network Neighbood. All pcs are on win98. I did removed network card, client network and reinstalled again but no avail. Any further suggestion?

jchow

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by val_bul In reply to Network neighbood

Hi Jerry.
May be this is not the full solution for your problem but think it'll help:
First time when you try to browse your network write the address in the "Address" line of Windows Explorer, for example:
If you try to connect to a computer named "server" and it's shared disk "server_c" write the address \\server\server_c and press Enter. If everything is OK with your network configuration (and it's seems it is because you can do ping) you should connect to that computer and also the rest of your network group computers should appear under Network Neighbourhood section.
This should be done everytime when you restart your computer /or may be sometime it should be done just once - after all the Windows system is a mistery :-) /
The overall solution which i'm sure will help is to reinstall all Windows systems... but it's obviously not so good

have luck!

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by jchow In reply to Network neighbood

Hi Val_bul,

Yes, it did help a bit. Your method can only see the individual pc that I going to connect. But still can't see the whole lot of pc on Network Neighbood.

Many thanks for your tips. I think I have to reinstall win98 as what you said.

jchow

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by mtrahern In reply to Network neighbood

Do you have Client for Microsoft Networks installed? Without that, you could ping other machine, but you wouldnt be able to browse the network.

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by jchow In reply to Network neighbood

Hi mtrahern,

Yes, I do. I did also removed and reinstalled it. But to no avail. I think I have to reinstall win98 if no solution for it.

Thanks
jchow

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