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Unable to map remotely to a machine

By bgreenwood10 ·
I recently purchased a Win 98 laptop. I am trying to map to a drive on my server using RAS. I can log on through RAS just fine. I can ping the server or any other computer on the network by name or IP. I can not however map to any share on the network. I have tried "net use", mapping from explorer, and from the run prompt.

I have other workstations that work just fine with RAS. I have tried copying these other workstations configurations to this laptop but with no results. I have also tried LMHOSTS to no avail.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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by dheupel In reply to Unable to map remotely to ...

Make sure your notebook has a networking protocol installed that is common with your RAS server (i.e. NetBEUI or TCP/IP). If you're using TCP/IP, make sure your PPP connection is set up properly (on the same subnet if using a static address), and if you are using a DHCP assigned address, your RAS Server needs to have the DHCP service running, and an available address to assign to the computer.

Remember too, than WINS keeps track of IP addresses and machine names, and DHCP in concert with WINS tries its best to re-assign the same IP address to the same machine name. Therefore, if your WINS database has entries for all the IP addresses in the subnet assigned to machine names, then when the next unregistered workstation (your new 98 notebook) tries to log in, the NT Challenge/Response would be acknowldged, but DHCP/WINS may not assign an IP address, as they would think there are not any addresses left available - therefore, you cannot browse shares.

Good luck with solving the problem.

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Unable to map remotely to a machine

by Bad Dog In reply to Unable to map remotely to ...

Add an entry to the c:\windows\HOSTS file rather than LMHOSTS. I had a problem with 98 when trying to connect to our Exchange server

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