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By Lamanai ·
I don't understand Win98. I have installed my NIC and it works poperly. I now install Client for Microsoft Networks and NETBEUI. Everything seems to be working. I see a link from my computer to the hub. I can ping each computer from itself, butI cannot ping any other computers. When browsing Network Neighborhood, I am given an "unable to browse network" error.

What am I doing wrong?

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by RMmcp In reply to Unable to Browse Network

A good way to troubleshoot a workgroup setup is to install the NetBEUI protocol on all machines. Remove all other protocols from the NIC's. Then verify that the workgroup name is the same and the "Client for MS Networks" is selected for the Primary Network Logon on all computers. Make sure "File and Print Sharing" is installed on all and click the "File and Print Sharing" button on the lower part of Network Properties and make sure "I want to share files...." is selected. Then on one machine (preferrably the top in performance) select "File and Print Sharing" in the upper window/Properties and change "Browse Master" to Enable. On the others, Disable it. Make sure all computers have something shared for troubleshooting reasons. Now reboot the computer with Browse Master enabled. Then reboot the other computers one-at-a-time. Each time, opening and checking Net Neighborhood to see if the computer shows up. As already said, the Ping utility is only part of the TCP/IP protocol. But NetBEUI is the best overall

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by RMmcp In reply to Unable to Browse Network

Just to add, do a basic hardware check. Matter-of-fact, do it first. Start by verifying that the cat 5 cables running to the PC's are straight-wired. Not cross-over patch cables. Make sure that the hub is all plugged up and power is not a problem.

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by calves In reply to Unable to Browse Network

What is the workgroup name on the properties of network neib.?

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by schuenmankr In reply to Unable to Browse Network

You need to use TCP/IP.

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by Lamanai In reply to Unable to Browse Network

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by s.jong In reply to Unable to Browse Network

There's a bug in Win98, probably you have a PCI NIC. This card has a conflict with your AGP video adapter. Try changing the IO range of your network adapter. This might be a solution. I tried it at home and it worked but at my work it didn't work.

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