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Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
Goerge333 Dec-06-00 06:28 AM
LAST EDITED ON Dec-06-00 AT 06:40 AM (GMT)

i have 3 computers on a linksys 10/100 network in a box network
with the following os's
2 win98
all of the tcp/ip settings are the same on all, i am using,, and
the two win 98 machines recognize each other perfect, but the win2000 doesn't recognize either, but for some reason after reinstalling the networking components it shows up on the win98 machines, file sharing not working. i tried to look at the properties of the win2000 computer, but it said, "the server //(comp name) could not be found on the network!"
what can i do to fix this networking problem, i have looked through all of the old discussions, and all throught the internet,
this is day #2 of problems, please help, even if its just an idea
Goerge Wilson
p.s. one more thing, i am dual booting win98se and win2000 on the win2k computer, and win98 works perfectly, the whole network works, so i know it is not any physical problems.
and would installing Service Pack 1 potentially solve this prob?

1. RE: Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
lbyard Dec-06-00 05:27 PM
In response to message 0
I would start there: service pack 1. I would use 192.168.01, for Ip addesses. Look at "Troubleshooting Windows Network Browse Functions (draft )" posted a few days ago. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article ID: Q258717, Configuring Windows 2000 Professional to Work in a Peer-to-Peer Workgroup at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q258/7/17.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=browse%20network&rnk=47&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000. Larry

2. RE: Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
gostmn26 Dec-10-00 08:28 AM
In response to message 0

Server PC- To start off with I'm assuming you are using the win2k PC as the server. Unless you have 2 IP addresses, you'll need to make sure you have then modem connected to the host PC if you can. If you have an internal modem I'm not sure what to do, I do believe you might need to run a proxy server (software).

I can help you with setting up an external modem. Make sure the your network card you are using to connect to the internet . Set your first card the interNIC to dynamic host unless you have a static IP. The second card should be set to static IP address "" (server/clientNIC). when you connect into the hub you should connect the host/server PC into 1 of the regular "downstream" ports. If you connect into the upstream port you will need acrossover cable.

Client PC's connect these into the other ports on the hub. These should be set to static IP addresses ranging from and on up for each PC. The default gateway and DNS server should be set to, the address of your host PC ( Also make sure you put in that PC's name in the host field on the each PC, leave all the rest blank.

By doing this you should be able to network into the PC's and share your internet conection from your host. Another thing to check also is to make sure that file and print sharing are enabled on you win98 machines in order for the win2000 machine to see them.

3. RE: Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
Goerge333 Dec-10-00 09:57 AM
In response to message 2
i just wanted to say thanx for all the help, i just became a adsl user, and i opted for the cisco 675 modem with dhcp, and that seemed to solve my server problems, but then win2000 would not recognize the dhcp server, so i reformatted)i had just recently installed it) and it now works as a client to my modem just perfect, thanks both of you for the advice,

4. RE: Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
GQ Dec-24-00 06:52 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Dec-24-00 AT 06:54 PM (GMT)


5. RE: Win98se Win98 And a Win2k Networking problems
GQ Dec-24-00 06:53 PM
In response to message 3
I know you're problem is solved, but I just wanted to point out the solution for your original problem (win2k can't see win9x machines):

You have to create accounts on your Win2k machine for each of the win9x machines. So if you logon to one of your win9x machines as

L: Bill
P: Billy

Goto your win2k machine and click to:

Start > Programs > Accessories > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > +Local Users and Groups > Users folder

Then right-click and create a NEW user with the User Name = Bill, Password = Billy

Just do the same to set up an account for the other Win9x computer, and you're done. You'll probably have to reboot all computers to allow the changes to take effect, but that's basically it.

Hope that helps anyone else who's sprouted a few more grey hairs while trying to figure this out (I've sure had my share!).

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