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Win NT and Win 98 peer configuration
john6 Feb-13-01 05:32 PM
Have a problem networking two particular computers on a simple peer to peer network using, TCP/IP
bound to the NICS, file and print sharing

Installed home network with linksys 4 port router.
I can get to internet but can't see systems on lan.

Work Laptop is NT and needs to remain fairly constant for travel - win98 system is home and I want to share print etc..

Can't find machines on net neighborhood

Config help appreciated


1. RE: Win NT and Win 98 peer configuration
lbyard Feb-13-01 06:59 PM
In response to message 0
Do you get a solid Link LED and blinking Activity LEDs on the network adapters? If not, run the nework adapter diagnostics that should be on the floppy that came with the adapters. If so, The following requirements must be met to browse the Network Neighborhood/My Network Places (share files and printers):
1. You must have at least one of the NetBIOS protocols installed. The NetBIOS protocols are: NetBEUI, IPX/SPX, and TCP/IP. If TCP/IP does not work by itself, go to Start, Setting, Control Panel, Network, select the instance of TCP/IP bound to the network adapter for your local network, Properties, Bindings and be sure the Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing check boxes are checked. They should not be checked for any network adapters used to connect to the Internet.
2. You must login to Windows or the Microsoft Client for Windows.
3. A unique computer name must be specified in Network configuration
4. The workgroup name must be specified in Network configuration and should be the same as the other workstations.
5. File and Print Sharing must be installed to see yourself in Network Neighborhood
If File and Print Sharing is not listed in Network Configuration on other peers/workstations then you will not be able to view that machine in Network Neighborhood.
6. If the above requirements have been met, disable or enable Browse Masters. A computer that is infrequently used should not be a Browse Master. There must be at least one Browse Master.
See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/intro.htm for installation details and for instructions on sharing files and printers. Also, Windows help is useful.

Hang-on folks I am writing a long article on troubleshooting these problems. Larry


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