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WIN 98 computer on network

By mcouture ·
A computer on network shows up and can be accessed through network neighborhood, but when setting up a printer on this computer to be shared, as well as WINFAX Pro host PC, other users can't access because unable to resolve name.
Can ping this computer from others by IP address but not by computername.
Can ping all others from this computer by both IP address and by computername.
Why?
Thanks

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by Mr Miron In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

Has File and Print sharing been turned on?
Right click Network Neighborhod Icon on desktop. Select properties. Click the file and print sharing button. Make sure both boxes are checked.

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by mcouture In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

Yes. All is setup as per your recommendations.

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by Barmaley In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

Without know if you have DNS or not, try to use LMHOSTS.SAM file.

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by RCC In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

If this is a small network, install NetBeui and it will work. If you want to use lmhosts file, you can enable this from Control Pannel, Network, TCP/IP Properties (there is a tick box)
You need to edit your lmhosts.sam file from your C:\WINDOWS directory. Open the file with Notepad, add the entry for your computer that has the printer like this:
IP_ADDRESS COMP_NAME #PRE
When you save the file, save it as LMHOSTS (with no extension) and make sure that your Notepad will not append .txt (it has that bad habit). Rename it if necessary to remove the extension. YOu will then need to reboot your computer.
Unfortunately, you will have to do the same for every node in your network, and if you want to add more entries, the same. NetBeui is designed to handle this kind of problems, but is not routable.
Check you permission on the shares...
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Radu

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by Russ Werner In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

Go to www.windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install all critical updates. After doing this I removed simular problems on a 98 machine.

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by lex1367 In reply to WIN 98 computer on networ ...

Whoever controls DNS should add the ip address to the dns name you would like it to be and add it as a sharable to all in the group or everyone. Normally an NT server has it assigned to certain groups with a dns entry. IP is not the method of setting up a network due to card changes and security.

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