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Win 98 Networking problem

By jabin_p ·
Hi,

I am facing a typical networking problem, I am tryping to connect win98 m/c. in my network, I have installed network adapter, protocole and client on my win98 m/c. System is showing no conflict and also i am able to browse the win98 m/c. fromother system in network but when I click network neighbourhood on my win98 m/c. it is not diplaying any of the other computer it is showing error in connecting to network , how it is possible when i am able to access all the drive of win98 m/c. fromother m/c. then why I cannot see any other m/c. on my win98 m/c. please reply urgently.

bye
Zabin

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by mike In reply to Win 98 Networking problem

First of all make sure you have 2 protocols installed ie tcp/ip and netbeui, just for kicks so it can use either one. Also go to the network properties on the NIC and click advanced and force the frame type to 802.2 or whatever type your using). If that dosen't work try removeing all protocols and nic drivers rebooting and then doing a fresh install on the M/C
Good luck
Mike

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by dmiles In reply to Win 98 Networking problem

The network computer may be behind a proxy server whereas you will not be able to see the other computer in network neighborhood,On top of TCP/IP go back to networking window and add the netbeui protocol and see if that will work for you.

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by grantcom In reply to Win 98 Networking problem

Can you ping yourself?
Can you loopback ping with 127.0.0.1?
Can you ping other machines?
Have you tried releasing with IPCONFG

I assume you have checked and re-checked "Workgroup" name and it is exactly the same as the other computers. You have shares set up and have "File and Printer Sharing" enabled.

More times than not when I find this problem and I have ruled out the NIC I do the following:

Remove all Network stack
Reinstall the stack making absolutely certain you use the Win98 CD that came with the machine (same version of Win98.) For some reason mixing 98 and 98 SE won't work.

Set the TCP\IP addresses static if possible in the range 192.168.0.1 etc. Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

Set the NIC parameters manually, not auto. If your network will support 100 BaseT then set it to 100 half-duplex.

If you have another machine manually set to enable Browse Master then disable on this machine.

As stated above, reinstall using the proper version CD, not HD CABS and this should resolve the issure....good luck

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by Ruler In reply to Win 98 Networking problem

Another thing that you might want to try is something that I've noticed on various 95 and 98 machines. Sometimes the computer listing doesn't get updated for some reason. To see if this is the culprit, right-click on the network neighborhood and choose find computer. Type in the name of another computer on the network and hit the search button. If it displays in the found box, you've run into this problem as well. I have not figured out what causes it, but the other responses seem to be on-target for correcting it. (Setting static IPs on the same network segment for all machines on the network, re-installing network protocols/drivers, etc.)

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by technic In reply to Win 98 Networking problem

First, unless it is needed, make sure that IPX/SPX is removed, as it has been known to mess with Win9x networks. Second, check that File and Printer Sharing is enabled on all networked computers (don't check "share my printer" unless the pc has one attached). Then go to the Identification tab and name the computer (an original name, different from all the other pc's). Then make sure that the Workgroup is IDENTICAL to all the others. Now you should have to put the Windows CD in, and then restart. When you are logged on open the Run: applet, and type winipcfg, then click more info and renew. The lease times should update. Go back to the run applet and type ping
that sends out a broadcast ping to every reachable PC and should bring them up on Network Neighborhood when you open it next. Thats it. I have had the same problem before. Hope this works for ya.

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