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unable to browse the network
trebor Nov-04-01 01:03 AM
i have 3 computers.

2 are windows me
1 is windows 98

all 3 can go out through a router to the internet

the 2 win me machines can not see any of the others on the network, but the win 98 machine can see all 3 and transfer files between itself and the 2 others (file and print sharing is enabled on all 3).

any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong on the windows me machines?


1. RE: unable to browse the network
lbyard Nov-04-01 07:02 PM
In response to message 0
What protocols do you have installed on each of the computers? What are the workgroup and PC names? Larry

2. RE: unable to browse the network
trebor Nov-05-01 01:11 AM
In response to message 1
the 3 computers have unique computer names all in the same workgroup called "workgroup".

the protocols installed sre netbui, ipx, tcp/ip.

the reading around may be the version of vredir.vxd that windows me has. it a bug in windows me that microsoft is not telling people about. any comments?


3. RE: unable to browse the network
lbyard Nov-05-01 04:41 PM
In response to message 2
There is a documented problem with Me (mskb 284084, Workgroups Missing from Network Neighborhood with Multiple Protocols Installed on Windows Me
, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q284/0/84.ASP). Problems can occur because Windows Me attempts to contact the master browser for the workgroup over one protocol, instead of attempting to contact the master browser over all of the protocols. According to the article, Microsoft Product Support Services must be contacted to obtain the fix. The solution, I would think, is to be sure that Me computers have all of the protocols on the network installed. I would start by removing all protocols except NetBEUI and getting the local network working with that protocol first.

>the 3 computers have unique computer names

That may not be entirely sufficient. See http://duxcw.com/faq/network/names.htm and http://duxcw.com/faq/network/brreq.htm. Larry


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