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Windows 98 /95 Networking- Browsing Prob

By mayon ·
I have networked 10 computers (98/95) and found out that whenever I browse using the Network Neighborhood, the list of computers showing up that are networked together doesn't stays the same. Sometimes it shows all of the 10 computers and sometimes 8, 6 or only five computers available on the network.
It seems to me that there is a broadcasting, connections or browsing problem on the network and I don't know which one. Please help.

Thanks!

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Windows 98 /95 Networking- Browsing Prob

by ec364 In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...

I assumed you're running peer-to-peer when you mentioned network of 98/95. What you're experiencing is normal. Some workstations are slow in broadcasting some are fast. But they're there. If you don't see a computer name in the network neighborhood,you can force its broadcast by using the Find/Computer. Click Start/Find/Computer. Enter the name of the computer in UNC format. For example \\jane. Once found, it will now be listed among the others that showed up ahead.

Enjoy!

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by mayon In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...
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Windows 98 /95 Networking- Browsing Prob

by TomSal In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...

Hi. With all due respect to the person who posted the "find computer" solution, that is more of a work around then a final solution. Btw the way they stated that some computers take longer than others is right, but what actually happens is not that computers are slow - its all to do with timing. The browser updates on a time schedule - if all mahcines where booted the same time they'd all be in the same browser election. This is NOT true, however, in a large network with multiple domains. Enable netbios over ipx (its a check box in the network properties) on ALL MACHINES and reboot them..done. :)

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by mayon In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...
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by PCMatt In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...

Im not a networking guy, but I did run into this problem a few months ago. I agree with both respondents, but I have also found that it takes up to 2 minutes after booting for the pc to be seen on the network. and also I found that if there are spaces after the computers ID name that this causes the same problem. and not having the domain the same case (upper or lower) can cause the network to have to look longer. The final sujestion is to remove the tcp/ip protocal from the affected nodes and then reinstall them. this all worked for me. I had the same problem as you are having.. .. MJ )

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by mayon In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...
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Windows 98 /95 Networking- Browsing Prob

by farhan In reply to Windows 98 /95 Networking ...

Hello Friend
Well for this problem i can give one solution may be this will work.
remove all the network protocol from the affected computers and then restart the computer and then install those protocal again and also chek if the dns and gateway entries are okay and then put the dns and gateway entry correctly. Also you should check the netowork cable may cable is lose from some point.
I hope this will work.

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