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By tadennis ·
I have three computers that have been connected by way of windows 98 networking peer to peer system. For some reason they stopped holding a connection to each other. They see each other and I can view files on each of the other computers but when I try to create a map to a specific harddrive on another computer It seems to work but if I turn computer off the Mapped drive is gone. I have added computers to this network before and didn't seem to have a problem then all of a sudden after upgrading one fo the computers to a PIII 700 I can't seem to keep a link......

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by Russ Werner In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

Be sure to visit microsoft's upgrade site. Install all the critical upgrades and all of the security and networking upgrades. Seem there are issues with win98 of different vintages of installed upgrades.
I had a problem with one win98 machine that the others on the lan could not see. After upgrading the 8 or 9 patches it suddenly appeared on the lan.
windowsupgrade.microsoft.com
I suspect that this is all that it is, since you had the network in working order before the new computer installation.

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

What protocol are you using for the network?
Are you also sharing an Internet Connection?

I recommend using Netbeui when all systems are Microsoft. Netbeui is the Native microsoft protocol, is very small and cannot be routed beyond your network.

Also, In properties of "Client for Microsoft networks", make sure you are using "full logon", which restores mapped drives at logon, and that when mapping a drive, that you have a check mark in the box that says restore connection at logon.

The following applies if you are sharing an internet connection:

If you are sharing an internet connection, in properties of TCP/IP protocol, make sure that "client for Microsoft networks" is NOT checked on the bindings tab of the TCP/IP protocol. (TCP/IP only, this client must be bound to netbeui)

This ensures that netbios broadcasts from your network will not be seen from the internet, and also closes SOME security holes
in Windows networks.

Good luck....

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

Also, answer number one is excellent advice as well, get all patches and updates from Microsoft whenever you can, as often as you can.

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by saihib In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

When you map a drive make sure that the "Reconnect at Logon" box is checked. Of course, if you start a machine with a mapped drive with this box checked and the target machine is turned off you will get a message saying that the machines couldn't connect. You might also want to check your Browse Master settings.

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by Darkchilde In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

There is a critical update from Microsoft for Mapped Drives at their update site for Windows 98.I think it is called Mapped Drives Shutdown update.

Hope this helps.

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by RAMAC-9846778 In reply to Peer to Peer Network prob ...

I had the same problem on my home network. I had to remove all of the network protocols and adapters from my network configuration settings and then reinstall everything. I use Internet Connection Sharing so I run both NetBEUI and TCP/IP and my default network logon is Windows.

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