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By ddietz ·
I have 4 machines on a small home network 1 runing windows xp 2 running windows 98se and one running windows 95. The win 98 machines and xp machines see each other and thats fine. The 95 machine sees only one of the 98 machines and that is it. doesn't see the other 98 machine and the xp machine. the xp machine doesn't see the 95 machine and either does the other 98 machine. Any suggestions

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by rapidad In reply to small home network

without a server you need to run the netbeui protocol and depending on your service provider maybe populate your hosts files.
check for netbeui on your machines, and by the way if your kids are using the network most of the older games (warcraft, diablo etc) use nwlink ipx/spx so you may as well invoke those also.
let us know what you find

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by saihib In reply to small home network

You don't need a server or netbeui. Give these machines static, non-public IP addresses (If you're connecting to the Internet through some kind or cable or DSL hookup or using ICS, you need to mention these things) and make sure you installed Clientfor Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks on each machine. The Workgroup name on each machine must be exactly the same. Create a share on each machine. And, lastly, you must create on your XP machine a user account for each user who logs on from the other machines. Let me guess.The other machines boot up (except for XP, unless you did a re-config) and no one has to log on. If that's the case then create a user account on the XP machine called "default user", no parentheses. You can check this by trying to log off the Win98 machines and checking to see if default user is the logon. Might as well put default user into the administrators group while you're at it.

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by Ann777 In reply to small home network

Depend on how you are doing all of this. Without any server, if you want to "see" all the computers in "My Network Places" or "Network Neighnborhood" (Win9x computers), then you should use the MS NetBEUI protocol on all the computers. All computers need to be in the same network (as identified by the subnet mask -- 255.255.255.0 in most cases). All the computers need to be in the same network, but with different ip addresses ( 192.168.1.x where x is variable and they all use 255.255.255.0as a subnet mask).

You also need to provide "shared" folders in order to "see" shares. Have all you computers have something to share? In Windows Explorer, if you right click on a folder you should have "sharing" as an option. Setup a share. If you do not see Sharing option, then click on the "File and Printer" sharing button (in control panel --> Network) and setup sharing. The icon should change to include a hand under the folder when it is successfully shared.

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by Greybeard770 In reply to small home network

When you say "can't see it" does that mean can't ping by name, can't ping by IP address, doesn't display in Network Neighboorhood, can't access shares, or something else?

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by schmitz.john In reply to small home network

The answers so far are each a part of the puzzle. I hope to add my two cents worth and give you more of an idea of what is going on. Depending on the networing protocals used by each machine, you may have NETBEUI, TCP and IPX/SPX set up on some ofbut not all of these computers. My recommendation is to use solely TCP as NETBEUI is no longer supported by XP. If your 95 machine only has NETBEUI installed, it may talk with any 98 machine that also has NETBEUI installed. On your 98 machines that talks with XP, you must have TCP set up correctly. The second 98 machine probably has only NETBEUI set up and thus can only talk with the machines that have NETBEIU established. The 98 machine that talks with XP and the 95 machine may have TCP and NETBEUI set up. Thus it sees the XP machine via TCP and can talk with the 95 machine via the NETBEUI protocal.

Set up a TCP network using valid TCP addresses, one configured for each unique machine. Ensure that each machine is identified as connecting to the same workgroup, and use utilities such as PING to verify that the machines are talking with each other. For XP it is easier since you must make a network install disk and install this utility on each machine connecting to your XP machine via network. However, the network must be established correctly for this to work.

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