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Windows 98 Peer network connections

By josephhitt ·
I have set up three PCs in a workgroup and PCs "B" and "C" can ping and map to each other. PC "A" can ping and map to "B" and "C", but they cannot ping or map to "A". I am trying to run ICS with DSL hooked up to "A". Any suggestions? Thanks

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by loydster In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

Are they using all the same NIC's? Can you 'Find Computer' from b or c? Last time I had this problem, I replaced the nic.

Can you run ICS from B or C, just to check?

:) Only suggestions, I guess not really and answer.

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by josephhitt In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

I am using the same NICs in each PC. Thanks for the suggestion,though.

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by bigjamee In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

Sounds like you may have some protocol problem's. TCP should be used. A might be TCP and NETBIOS AND B AND C MIGHT JUST BE NETBIOS.

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by josephhitt In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

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by Gary_W In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

I had so many hassles with ICS that I bought a router (SMC barricade $50 after rebate) and hooked all the machines into that to share my broadband connection. Worked like a charm, VPN to work too. It even has a print spooler built in.

I do not work for or am paid by SMC, I'm just a satisfied customer.

Save yourself some hassle!

Gary

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by josephhitt In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

I am going to something similar, a Linksys router. I believe it will have the same results. Thanks.

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by rguess In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

What protocol are you using in your network? You might try TCP/IP for the DSL and NetBEUI for your network. This protocol tend to work better on small peer-to-peer networks. Also you might make sure that file and printer sharing is enabled in the network configuration. If these things do not work. Try replacing the NIC. They can do weird things sometimes.

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by The Gun Doctor In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

Another alternative to ICS (which seems to cause some instability in a couple of my machines) is a 3rd party proxy called AnalogX Proxy. It's low overhead, and very easy to use. It's free, too.

http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/proxy.htm

Good luck,
Scott

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by josephhitt In reply to Windows 98 Peer network c ...

This gave me something else to consider. If I have any more problems after installing my Linksys router, I will try this. Thanks.

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