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Win98 access to win2k workgroup puter

By dan ·
I seem to run into this problem for some reason, two or three times a year. A win 98 computer attempting access to a Win 2k computer over a nat, w/ windows workgroup, the win 98 can not see the win 2k puter. I have set up user info, set permissions,and nothing works. The win 2k can search for and see the win 98, but nit the reverse. Please help.!!

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by d.walker5 In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

Check NetBios-is it running, bound to the NIC? Win98 needs NetBIOS to particapte in a workgroup. Try re-booting the the Win98 machine.

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by dan In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

Yeah, i checked it, that was not the problem. I finally found that the subnet mask was not set to 0, so it could not get on. I now cannot get two win 2k puters to see each other. They "ping" each other, but can't actually see each other on the net. Why is this so damn difficult!!! as compared to win98.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

i wonder if it would help any to set a static ip address on the 98 machine?

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by dan In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

It is set to 192.168.100.3, so the win 98 problem is resolved. I still can't get two win 2k puters to see each other!

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by AirHockeyNinja In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

Are the 2k box's partitions all NTFS? 98 can't access NTFS. Permissions have nothing to do with it, as 98 has none. Try either reformatting a partition to Fat32, or adding another disk with a Fat32 partition, see if that works.

Good luck!
Joe

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by dan In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

Yeah, I checked that. I found I had to rename one of the w2k puters to get them to talk to each other - still not sure what was the cause of the problem, but i fell into a solution somehow. Thanks everyone.

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by AirHockeyNinja In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

Are the 2k box's partitions all NTFS? 98 can't access NTFS. Permissions have nothing to do with it, as 98 has none. Try either reformatting a partition to Fat32, or adding another disk with a Fat32 partition, see if that works.

Good luck!
Joe

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by AirHockeyNinja In reply to Win98 access to win2k wor ...

I hate it when that happens!

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