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98SE and XP Home
BBATES Jun-10-02 09:13 PM
A friend called and asked me to help him network a 98se box with a XP Home box. I thought no problem, I had networked several computers together 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT didn't matter.....Until now.

I assigned both computers static IP

98 box:
XP box:

Subnet Mask on both

Workgroup on both

98 box name: davids
xp box name: marshas

The connectivity lights on the hub and both network cards are green.

I cannot ping the xp box from the 98 box, but when I try to ping the 98 box from the xp box I get a reply, BUT I tried using the -a switch that should acknowledge the computer name of the 98 box and didn't get anything but a reply from no computer name...

I set up network shares on both computers

When I try to view the network from the XP box it responds with an error saying the network is not available.

When I try to view the network from the 98 box it responds with the 98 computer in Network Neighborhood only....no xp box.

Iíve done some reading on this, but cannot find anything that describes this type of problem. I thought maybe I need a hosts table, but I still should be able to ping. Right?

1. RE: 98SE and XP Home
DJ Net2Infinity Jun-10-02 11:04 PM
In response to message 0
What protocols are you using, and what type of login are you using? I would make sure the guest account is installed on the XP box, and I would actually create an additional user on the XP box, and log into the 98se box with that login and password.

2. RE: 98SE and XP Home
BBATES Jun-11-02 06:11 AM
In response to message 1
I'm using TCP/IP only. I'll try the user name, but even without the username I still should be able to see the network in Network Places right?

3. RE: 98SE and XP Home
lbyard Jun-11-02 10:16 AM
In response to message 2
Turn off the XP firewall. If the XP computer is being used for Internet sharing, a client must obtain its IP address automtically or the scope on the XP ICS DHCP server must be configured so as not to interfer with a static IP. Larry

4. RE: 98SE and XP Home
BBATES Jun-11-02 03:25 PM
In response to message 3
How do I turn off the firewall? No, I'm not using ICS yet....trying to get them networked first.

5. RE: 98SE and XP Home
lbyard Jun-12-02 12:05 PM
In response to message 4
I don't have XP setup. Click Start.. Help. Larry

6. RE: 98SE and XP Home
BBATES Jun-12-02 01:50 PM
In response to message 5
Thanks Larry, I'll let you know how it all works out.

7. RE: 98SE and XP Home
fernandr Jun-14-02 00:37 AM
In response to message 6
Firewall check box is located on the Local Area Connection -> properties -> Advanced Tab of that dialog box. Internet Connection Firewall. It is a check box.
Hope that helps

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