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windows 98 and me network problem
zbenjamin Apr-07-01 09:51 PM
I have a 3 computer network setup through a hub. 2 computers are running windows 98 and the other is running windows me. The 2 windows 98 computers can see the windows me computer and itself but not the other windows 98 computer. The windows me computer can see all of the computers but only can connect to 1 of the windows 98 computers. They are all running the same protocols and one of the windows 98 computers is running sygate and all of the computers can connect to the internet. The windows 98 computer running sygate is the computer that can be seen by the windows me computer but cannot be accessed. Thanks for any replies!

1. RE: windows 98 and me network problem
lbyard Apr-08-01 04:56 PM
In response to message 0
Try installing the NetBEUI protocol in addition to TCP/IP. You shouldn't have to do this, but sometimes that is the only way I have found that fix the problem. I do not have that problem and am running only TCP/IP. Larry

2. RE: windows 98 and me network problem
danarothrock Apr-10-01 10:59 PM
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Are you using Sygate Home Office from Linksys 10/100 Network in a Box? It won't work with the ME. I am having success with WinGate (www.deerfield.com) between 98SE and ME.

3. RE: windows 98 and me network problem
lbyard Apr-11-01 04:37 PM
In response to message 2
Version 4 of Sygate does work with Me. Beleive Sygate 3.11 comes with the Linksys kit. Larry

4. RE: windows 98 and me network problem
zbenjamin Apr-13-01 08:06 PM
In response to message 3
thanks a lot adding netbeaui worked. now the only problem i have is that all the computers cannot connect to one of the windows 98 computers. THey give an error message that sais that the computer is not accessable and to makes sure the computer is connected to the network. This is the computer running sygate and this computer can connect to the other computers. Thanks for any help.

5. RE: windows 98 and me network problem
lbyard Apr-14-01 06:34 PM
In response to message 4
Have you installed the Sygate client on the other computers? Can you ping 192.168.01 (open a DOS windows and type the command) from the clients. Are workgroup names the same on all computers? Do all computers have a unique computer name? 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. All of the computers must be running a common protocol.
3. You must login to Windows or the Microsoft Client for Windows.
4. A unique computer name must be specified in Network configuration
5. The workgroup name must be specified in Network configuration and should be the same as the other workstations.
6. 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.
7. 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.
If all else fails, install the NetBEUI protocol in addition to the TCP/IP protocol. Larry

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