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By deezel_boy ·
OK, I have a small network being built in our office. It consists of an NT WS 4.0 machine and two 98 machines.

Here's what I got:

Everything is installed and configured, but I'm still having one
problem with the 98 machine.

From my, the NTWS 4, machine it looks as if the network is working
fine when I open the network neighborhood I can see myself, jstamey,
and the other workstation, dbookman, as well, but at the other WS, the
98 machine, when I open the net neighborhood and clickon entire
network it says "unable to browse network, the network is not
accessible, for more info......"

I don't know what the prob. is! The NIC's have a diagnostic module and
the network connection test completes successfully!

Here's what I have for the network properties for both machines:

The 98 machine:
Configuration

Client for MS networks
MS family logon
netBEUI- 3com etherlink 10/100 PCI
TCP/IP- 3com etherlink 10/100 PCI
TCP/IP- Dial-up adapter
file and print sharing for MS networks

ID

Comp name dbookman
workgroup GAWORKGROUP
description dbookman

Access control

share level access control


And here's what I have for the NT machine

ID

Comp name JSTAMEY
Workgroup GAWORKGROUP

services

3com diagnostic module
computer browser
netBIOS interface
RPC configuration
server
workstation

protocols

netBEUI

Adapters

3com etherlink 10/100 PCI NIC


I have dbookman set up with administrator rights in the user manager, that PC is also a member of guests, power users, and users.

Now I'm at the end of my line....I don't know what else to do!! Why won't this 98 machine recognize the network??????? Any
help would be much greatly helpful!!!!!!


Thank you!

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Thanks again!
Josh

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by ejsotillo In reply to Small Network prob.

There are lots of things that could be stopping you from having a good network working, here are thing that you want to check on:
1) if you are in the same physical area, perhaps is not the protocol that you are using as first choice of binding to your nic's (in this case remember that if you are using a router between locations, netBEUI is not a routable protocol, therefore your problem could be there!!) if this is the case just remove netBEUI protocol all together.
2) make sure that you areplacing this machines in the same subnet for example:
if you are using a range of IP addresses between 10.152.6.5 & 10.152.6.15 and perhaps using a subnet of 255.255.255.192 for your internal net make sure all!! workstations have the same subnet!!,in the case of TCP/IP not all the workstations need to be in the same physical location since TCP/IP is routable. let me know how it goes..

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Small Network prob.

You need to log into the local PC/network. Nothing more..Install the Microsoft Family logon...

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by provodnik In reply to Small Network prob.

I don't see that you have TCP/IP installed on Nt machines. So, I assume all your computers are in the same physical location and you don't use routers. Just a hub. Right? I would remove NIC drivers on Win98, Client for MS Networks, and protocols, reboot into Safe Mode and double check that there aren't any ghost drivers for NIC. Reboot and reinstall NIC, Client, and protocols. You don't actually Family Logon, just Client for MS Networks, file/print sharing, NetBEUI. There is even no need for TCP/IP on Win98 if you don't have on NT machines. If you decide to go TCP/IP, assign IP addresses, configure TCP/IP, create/edit hosts/lmhosts files on all machines and it should work.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Small Network prob.

On the Win9x machines, set the default client to Client for MS Networks, and make sure the users log in to the Win9x machines. The other key to make Win9x browsing work (which you have done) is make sure the workgroup the same for all of them.

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by pauly4190 In reply to Small Network prob.

One thing to check is (as mentioned) the 'Client for MS Network' setting using the network icon in control panel. But my guess is you do not need tcp/ip for this workgroup at all. Remove tcp/ip from the 98's using control panel\network. Replace with netbeui protocol. Also make sure each computer is shared out to the others in the workgroup. Lastly compare all settings between the working 98 and the non-working 98.

Paul

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