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Windows 98 & Windows XP

By tjharring ·
I have a friend with a small business and a small peer network of 3 nodes. 2 are Win98 & 1 in XP. The XP node is a Compaq & 1 of the win98 is a HP Pavillion, the other is a clone. The XP node will see the clone win98 node but not the HP. The HP willnot see the Compaq with XP. I did load the network client that XP tells you to create on the other 2 nodes.
Any ideas?

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Windows 98 & Windows XP

by alistair In reply to Windows 98 & Windows XP

I am having the same problem.

If i manage to obtain an anwser, i shall forward it to you.

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Windows 98 & Windows XP

by Pocono In reply to Windows 98 & Windows XP

hi. Do you have netbeui installed on all comps?
Make sure Microsoft client is chosen as well.
Make sure you NIC's are working properly. Also Windows XP has a really good networking diagnostic tool you can use.
You can also run NIC diagnostics.Let us know how you make out...Peace

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Windows 98 & Windows XP

by mtrahern In reply to Windows 98 & Windows XP

There are a few things that you can check
1. Make sure all pc's have functioning nics
2. Each pc needs to have a unique network name, and they all need to belong in the same workgroup.
3. Do you have tcp/ip installed? If not, install it, and set each pc with a unique ip address. Make sure the ip's are within the same subnet.
4. Make sure that each pc has Client for Microsoft networks as the default client.
5. Make sure that when each pc boots up, they DO log onto the network. If youhit escape at the logon screen, you wont be able to browse the network.
Hope this might help.

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Windows 98 & Windows XP

by tjharring In reply to Windows 98 & Windows XP

Here is the answer, and much to my surprise I found it on Microsoft's site:

The files necessary for installing the NetBEUI protocol on Windows XP are Netnbf.inf and Nbf.sys.
Complete the following steps to install NetBEUI:

Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and browse to the Valueadd\MSFT\Net\NetBEUI folder.
Copy Nbf.sys to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\Drivers directory.
Copy Netnbf.inf to the %SYSTEMROOT%\Inf hidden directory.

Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.

Right-click the adapter you want to add NetBEUI to, and then click Properties.

On the General tab, click Install.
Click Protocol, and then click Add.
Click to select NetBEUI Protocol from the list and then click OK.
Restart your computer if you receive a prompt to complete the installation.
The NetBEUI protocol should now be installed and working.

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