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
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 10.0.0.2 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?