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By Casemaker ·
Hi,
Difficult to keep simple. I was onsite networking. The client said that the network was able to communicate with each other and then all of a sudden it stopped. There are 3 pc?s on P2P through Linksys hub model EFAH08W, PC1 acts as Server has WXP home ip address of 169.254.18.110 HDD is shared. PC 2 is W98SE ip address of 169.254.113.220 HDD is shared. PC3 is WXP Pro, ip address is 169.254.225.164 HDD is shared. All three pc have Client for MS Networks, File and print share enabled, ipx/spx, netbeui, TCP/IP. There are no firewalls activated or any other software that would lock out other pc?s. I can ping from all pc to the other pc?s. The client said that he never needed a password to access any of the other computers. The computer names do not conflict and the workgroup names are all the same. All computers can see the others through network neighborhoods and places. Customer said that after the network stopped working he tried to run the network wizard and he ended up with even less connectivity. I have shut down all pc?s and hub and reset, still not working. This is what happens when I try to connect. PC1 to PC3 connects, PC3 to PC1 not accessible you might not have permission. PC1 to PC2 connects, PC2 to PC1 not accessible you might not have permission. PC3 to PC2 connects, PC2 to PC3 device does not exist. It also asks for a password to access. I created accounts on the xp home machine and that did not work.
thank You for taking the time to review my problem.

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by Casemaker In reply to P2P Network Partially Con ...

THANK YOU to everyone participating with me on this.
I have been back on site and got further than I had previously. I manually set IP addresses to the range of 192.168.1.10 - 192.168.1.12 with Sub Net 255.255.255.0 . I deleted all protocols except TCP/IP. checked and added user names where appropriate. I changed the name of the troubled computer and changed the workgroup on all computers. The computer running XP home is the one I changed the name, it shows in N Neighborhood with new name. I went into safe mode and gave everyone full permissions.
After all this, all computers could communicate with each other except to the server/XP Home machine. TheXP Pro could see the 98 and vice versa, the XP Home could see the 98 and XP Pro. But neither the 98 or XP Pro could connect to the XP Home/Server. The error you dont have permission to view this resource shows from the XP pro and the 98 machine asks for password. The client said that they never had a password before.

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by asokany In reply to P2P Network Partially Con ...

if you want to access from windows 98 to windows xp then do the following


when you boot the windows 98 system, it will ask for the password there you give that windows xp user id and password. now you can access the windows xp system resources.

is it clear or you can mail me asokany@yahoo.com

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by m.bety In reply to P2P Network Partially Con ...

This is a simple issue
the hub does not have a DHCP server built in,
since you only have 3 pc's , you don't need to bouther about it.
Just set a different ip on all pc's (ex:192.168.1.10) and put 255.255.255.0 as you subnet mask.
now xp home is server of what ?
you might need to put the ip address of xp home as your gateway.
Now make sure, that <<use simple file sharing>> is not activated.
Also make sure that in the properties of your NIC, file sharing and printer sharing is enabled.
also on the security of the folder you want to share, you hve everyone listed there, with the appropriate rights.

Now With all this done, you should not have any other issue.

just a sugestion, why are you using xp home as your server instead of xp pro, you would have more functionnality with xp pro

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by info In reply to P2P Network Partially Con ...

Have a look at www.careyholzman.com/xp/home/xphome-5.htm

There are lots of settings you will have that are correct, but there is a patch as the end of the process
www.careyholzman.com/xp/home/xphome-15.htm

that does seems to make the difference. I have got a machine that does what is described, but each time I have run through this process and got it back again.
Hope this helps.

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