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Networking XP & 98SE

By FrogSnot ·
I am attempting to Network a Windows XP machine and a Windows 98 machine together. I am connecting to the Internet through a Router that has a built in 4 port switch. I have run the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard, I have checked that both computersbelong to the same Workgroup, both computers have different names, and the Windows 98 machine has IPX/SPX & Netbeui installed with File and Print sharing checked. Also on the 98 machine under Access Control I have Share level access control checked.

When I open My Network places on the 98 machine, I click on Entire Network and get the following error message:

Unable to browse the network.
Windows is unable to access the network. This may be for a number of reasons.
For more information click help.

After clicking on help I have run the Trouble shooter a few times.

On the XP machine, when I open My Network Places, I see Local Network, and my hard drive listed below. On the left hand side I click on View Workgroup Computers, then I see my XP & 98 machine listed. However, when I click on my 98 machine I get the following error message Toshiba unaccessable. You might not have permission to use this Network resource. Contact the adminstrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path was not found.

I have been following the directions from Linksys http://kb.linksys.com/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll...KW_ENU_JDocView

So I hope there is someone out there that knows something about Networking because I haven't got a clue! Please HELP! Thanks in advace.

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by curlergirl In reply to Networking XP & 98SE

You need to remove the IPX/SPX and Netbeui protocols from the Win98 machine and install TCP/IP. Both your router and your XP machine will by default use the TCP/IP protocol, and your router is probably configured to assign IP addresses automatically to any hosts (workstations) that are connected to it. So, once you put TCP/IP on your Win98 machine, you should be OK. However, if you continue to have problems, respond with more info and someone will help you further. Hope this helps!

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by FrogSnot In reply to Networking XP & 98SE

I am now able to view the files on the 98 machine after following this tutorial:
http://www.homenethelp.com/home-network.asp

However, when I open the Network Neighborhood folder on the 98 machine, the XP machine is not listed. So I right clickedon the Network Neighborhood folder and searched for computers. The search results show me the name of my XP machine, but when I left click on it, I get the message that the machine is unaccessable because I am not logged on.
Thanks for your reply, maybe you can help me get this problem taken care of.

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by FrogSnot In reply to Networking XP & 98SE

I figured it out. All I had to do was log off and then back on again using the password I created.

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