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network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-08-01 10:52 PM
I have a two computer network conected through a hub. My windows 98 computer can see the windows me computer in network neighborhood. The windows me computer just freezes when network neighborhood is clicked on. The windows me computer can browse the internet through the network.(I have wingate setup on the 98 comp.) I have tried re-installing everything and i get the same results. File sharing is setup on both computers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-09-01 07:11 PM
In response to message 0
LAST EDITED ON Feb-09-01 AT 07:11 PM (GMT)

See if this fixes it: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q272/9/91.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=my%20network%20places&rnk=39&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WINME. If not, please come back with all of the network info on the Me computer. Larry


2. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-09-01 08:13 PM
In response to message 1
sory but the fix did not help. The protocols under network neighborhood are as follows:
1.client for microsoft networks
2.microsoft family logon
3.ipx/spx-compatible protocol
4.netBEUI
4.NETBIOS
4.tcp/ip
They are all bound to only the network card except for tcp/ip. Thanks for your help.

3. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-09-01 08:56 PM
In response to message 2
Where do you see NETBIOS? Get rid of the Family Logon if you do not have the computer set-up for multiple users. Larry

4. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-13-01 09:37 PM
In response to message 3
i deleted netBIOS and family logon and the netowrk still does not work properly

5. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-14-01 09:55 PM
In response to message 4
What happens on the Win Me computer when you click Start, Search, for Files and Folders, Computers (look at the bottom of the left window), and enter the other computerís name? Larry

6. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-14-01 10:48 PM
In response to message 5
it states that the computer is not found. I think i narrowed the problem down to the tcp/ip protocol. Because i use winroute, i must assign the host computer an ip address and subnet mask. If i do not assign the host computer an ip address then the network works but they cannot share an internet connection. Thanks for your input.

7. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-15-01 00:45 AM
In response to message 6
LAST EDITED ON Feb-15-01 AT 00:45 AM (GMT)

Yes, my next message would have told you to remove winroute. Larry


8. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-15-01 07:36 PM
In response to message 7
Is this problem hopeless or is there a solution? I will soon be adding a computer and a cable modem so i will be purchasing a router. Will i still i have this problem with a router?

9. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-16-01 06:43 PM
In response to message 8
(I am doing exactly that with two Me, one NT, and one 98 computer, a router, and a cable MODEM. You could try to download and try other software solutions, such as SyGate (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm). It worked for me before I got my router, the best choice. Larry

10. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-17-01 00:21 AM
In response to message 9
i downloaded sygate but it does not seem to work. Do i have to put a computer on the uplink port of the hub? And if i do will that computer be able to share files?

13. sorry about the 3 posts
zbenjamin Feb-17-01 00:23 AM
In response to message 10
don't know what happened

15. RE: sorry about the 3 posts
lbyard Feb-17-01 05:05 PM
In response to message 13
You have to wait for the program to complet the post. Sometime it takes a little time because of heavy network traffic, or in this case, a long thread that has to be rebuilt. Larry

16. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
lbyard Feb-17-01 05:08 PM
In response to message 10
No. The uplink port is for connecting to other hubs or switches, not usually PCs. Nothing should be connected to it. Larry

17. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
zbenjamin Feb-17-01 07:33 PM
In response to message 16
i cant thank you enough for all of your input. I got sygate and everything is working fine! Even the internet is faster with it. thanks a lot

18. RE: network problem with windows 98/me
danarothrock Feb-19-01 05:46 AM
In response to message 0
I had this problem on my ME. Check if the "vnetbios.vxd" file exists in c:\windows\system. I found it in my cabs (installation files). There is a post in this forum from Larry (way down the list) that directs you to a Microsoft page that details the known problem and describes how to get into Windows safe-mode, extract the file, and install it in the system directory. Hope this helps.
Dana

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