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WinXp To Win9x networkong

By adrian_zatta ·
I have a win 98 and winXp computer which both contain belkin wireless network cards, I would like to share a printer from one and a internet connection from the other, is it possible to network theses two computers. I have attempted to run the network wizzard on the computer running windowsXP without success. The computers do not run throught another network.

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by jaswinder_baryah In reply to WinXp To Win9x networkong


You can have both your requirements fulfilled.
First and the foremost , configure the network cards on both the systems with the same protocols, you have to have TCP/IP also installed.
Assign an IP address to both the systems.
reboot both the systems. Try to ping the systems, if you get a reply you can just go ahead and share the printer and also internet connection.

If not please check the Physical connectivity of the two systems.

This should help to get things sorted out.
Do revert in case u need more help

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by LMon In reply to WinXp To Win9x networkong

On the XP box enable the guest account. When you run the wizard make sure you select the one that states something gateway(shoyuld be the second one). Make sure you also select let me choose the connection and uncheck anything that is not your wireless connection. When you run the wizard the network name should change to MSHOME. Then just finish the wizard and restart.

On the 98 machine make sure the the primary login is "Client for microsoft network"(right click on network neiborhood and select properties)and that you have file and print sharing enabled on the ID tab make sure the Workgroup is the same as the one you name the XP box by default XP will put MSHOME make sure that is the name their and all in caps. restart the machine.

Make sure the xp box has an account with the same login and password that the 98 box has.

If you have any firewalls they must be either disabled or configured to allow the two to connect to each other. As a test I recommend you disable them first and then configure later. If you NAV(norton anti virus) you must configure script blocking and password validation and any thing that has to do Networking.

If you are going through a router the card must configured for infrastructure and if you are going directly from computer to computer you must put them in adhoc mode.

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