1st of all thanks for the great website ! With the help of your guide I have set up a peer2peer network between my 2 PCs pretty successfully. The PCs each appear OK in Network Neighbourhood on the other PC. PC 'A' can see, browse and use the shared drive on PC 'B'. But when I try to access PC 'A' from PC 'B' Win98 asks for a network password in order to make the connection. I am unaware of having done anything to cause this but I can't guess the password or find where its value is stored so I'm stuck. As I'm planning to get a cable modem internet connection fitted to PC 'A' and shared between both machines I'm anxious to get the problem sorted.
I thought I might have found the answer in your archive (Thread No. 849 started 17/4/01) but the remedy you provided there doesn't work for me - right clicking My Computer doesn't bring up a context menu which includes Manage option.
Details of the PCs and set up are :-
PC 'A' 700 MHz Athlon with Win98 Ist Edition upgraded to include SP1 and other critical updates
PC 'B' 1.1 GHz Athlon with Win98 2nd Edition
Both PCs have identical network configs :-
- Client for Microsoft Networks (Primary Network Logon)
- Dial Up Adapter
- Netgear FA311 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
- TCP/IP->Dial Up Adapter
- TCP/IP->Netgear FA311....
- File & Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
All drives have been shared as Access Type Full with no passwords.
Share Level Access Control has been implemented.
A proper cross-over cable is in use.
Everything would be fine if only I could get rid of the wretched password or find out how to establish its value.
Any help you can offer will be hugely appreciated 'cos I'm baffled ! I'm not even sure which of the 2 PCs is really presenting the problem !