winxp server and win98 networking problem

By nitin_d76 ·
i hv winxp server and win98(4)nodes on a network.winxp is wid service pack2.internet sharing is enabled on winxp server ie proxy server.internet is terminated on xp server thru ethernet cable(cat 5e).all 5 machines are on same workgroup with different names.internet is working fine on all machines.but the problem is on file sahring.on win98 machines whenever i try to access winxp files it shows server not accessible for the time click and then it open.file sharing between win 98 machines is working fine.printer(shared) is attached on win98 node which is not accessible to any node and server although it is shared.i hv turnd off the firewall on xp server.still problem remains.although the internet is shared perfectly to all respose from nodes of server is excellent wid no rto.

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When you initially setup this LAN

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to winxp server and win98 ne ...

You should have been prompted to make a Floppy Disc from the XP install that you then used on every 98 Work Station.

With all the Windows XP Patches that have been made available it may be worth rerunning the Network Setup Wizard on the XP Box and then rerunning it on every 98 box off the Floppy that you have made when you ran the Setup Wizard on the XP Box. Just remember to enable File & Printer Sharing on the XP Box and make sure that all the workgroup names are the same & that File & Printer Sharing are enabled.

If you are running XP Home you have an upper limit of 5 Concurrent Connections available and if you are using XP Pro you have an upper limit of 10 Concurrent Connections available any more 98 computers connected at the same time will be unable to access the XP Box till others have been logged off.


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by Toivo Talikka In reply to winxp server and win98 ne ...

Which version of Windows XP are you using, Professional or Home? XP Professional has a limit of 10 concurrent network connections from clients, and XP Home has a limit of 5.

Do you use Simple File Sharing on the Windows XP machine?

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in addition to HAL and Toivo

by CG IT In reply to Questions

Windows 98 requires NetBIOS over TCP/IP to discover other computers on the LAN. W98 natively can not find comps strickly by TCP/IP. Make sure all the XP machines have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled [its the default but best to check].

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