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Win98 unable to see other workstations.

By glmb ·
I have set up a workgroup in our office with three Win98 workstations by connecting them to a switch/hub using Cat5 cables.Everything seems to be working fine.
But two of the workstations cannot access the network eventhough one of them can see everything on the network including the printers that I have set up.
Please offer me help!

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by sven98011 In reply to Win98 unable to see other ...

Make sure all the workstation have 'File and Printer Sharing' under the TCP/IP properties which is located in the Network Neighborhood properties. I hope this helps, if it does not there is a nother issue at hand and I will help you as best as possible.

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by opatzg In reply to Win98 unable to see other ...

Double check your settings on each pc make sure your workgroups are spelled the same for all, make sure your ip addresses and domains are set properly, same domain group, offset nic ip addresses. Make sure you've enabled microsoft networking protocol. Good luck.

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by Ann777 In reply to Win98 unable to see other ...

What do you mean "two of the workstations cannot access the network even though one of them ..."??? If one of the two sees everything, then it is seeing the network.

If you are getting "access denied" errors, then you need to go to Control Panel --> Users and Passwords and Add the other Users to the computers that you are trying to share things from.

Computers that have no "share", will not appear even though File/Printer sharing may be enabled.

You may want to install the MS NetBEUIprotocol on all the computers in your LAN (whenever there is a LAN without a true "server" then MS NetBEUI does the broadcasting and allows all computers with that protocol installed to be visible in Network Neighborhood).

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by RCOM In reply to Win98 unable to see other ...

The computers should be able to at least see the workgroup and itself if it has shares enabled. You need to have matching workgroup, client and protocol settings. You've probably just overlooked something.

Following is the basics.

Open Network Properties and go to the
Identification Tab on the top of the window, do this first to name the PC and workgroup.

Example;

ComputerName=PC1, Workgroup=WORKGROUP, Desc=PC1

Configuration Tab across the top,

a. Client for Microsoft Networks

b. Adapter= You network card

c. Dialup Adapter=nothing to do here

d. Protocol =TCP/IP for the network card. You can use simple IP addresses like 10.0.0.1 and the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. The second PC would be 10.0.0.2 with the same subnet and so on.

e. TCP/IP for the dialup adapter= nothing needed

f. Sharing=Enable file and printer sharing

User Access Tab across the top,

a. Nothing really needed for this.

Once the system reboots setup files and Printers to be shared.

Open explorer or my computer and choose a folder or printer to share by right clicking on the icon and selecting sharing on each.

For windows 98 you don't have to allow seperate users access if the shares areavailable they can be connected to. You can add passwords and simple read/write permissions for security if needed.

Log off or reboot and the PCs should be able to see each other. You have to login in order for the network to function.

To connect to the printer open the network and go to the printer icon of choice right click on it and install. Since it's the same operating system it will use the drivers from the host PC. Multi-function units can not share all features.

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by checkmate28 In reply to Win98 unable to see other ...

Try uninstalling and re-installing the network protocols. (ipx/spx, netBEUI,etc. Also you could try to uninstall and re-install the network adapter drivers. You could have a bad ethernet card. Have you enabled the file and printer sharing on all machines and selected the sharing options?

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