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    Windows 98 Peer network connections

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    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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    • #3567372

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by loydster ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      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.

    • #3569528

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by bigjamee ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      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.

    • #3568348

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by gary_w ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      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

      • #3450526

        Windows 98 Peer network connections

        by josephhitt ·

        In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

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

    • #3568125

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by rguess ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      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.

    • #3568974

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by the gun doctor ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      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

      • #3450528

        Windows 98 Peer network connections

        by josephhitt ·

        In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

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

    • #3568818

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by vh_s ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

      I think it will be mostly hardware.

      Check cable, or otherwise try to put cable connected to PC “A” to another port in the hub. Might be in the hub though.

      Hope it helps.

    • #3450523

      Windows 98 Peer network connections

      by josephhitt ·

      In reply to Windows 98 Peer network connections

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