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98Se and win ME crossover problem
onebigfish Apr-04-01 05:47 AM
Need help. I'm trying to network these two computers together. The one with 98Se seems to be fine and can see itself under Network Neighborhood. The 2nd computer with Windows ME doesn't see itself at all under Network Neighborhood. When I try to click on entire network on Windows ME, it gives me an error. I checked system folder and it says the hardware is running fine. I'm betting the problem is with the computer with Windows ME. I have TCP/IP installed on. I've set the addresses for the both of them and I've followed the instructions with computer name, same group name and sharing. Can someone tell me if I'm getting close to nailing the problem.

1. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
lbyard Apr-04-01 01:37 PM
In response to message 0
Run diagnostics on the floppy that came with the network adapter. The loopback test will fail if you do not have a loopback adapter installed; donít worry about it. Try moving the adapter to another PCI slot. Come back if you need more help. Larry

2. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
onebigfish Apr-04-01 04:05 PM
In response to message 1
I was up last night going through everything. I've noticed that I CANNOT individually set a folder to share in windows explorer even though I've enabled the file and printing sharing protocol. What do you think? I run the diagonistic soon. Thanks

3. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
lbyard Apr-04-01 05:19 PM
In response to message 2
I think you have to run the diagnostics to be sure the network adapter is OK first. Larry

4. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
onebigfish Apr-05-01 08:35 PM
In response to message 3
Larry, I appreciate your help. I ran diagnostics in DOS and everything passed. Loop back etc. Network failed though. Again, TCP/IP and netbeui is installed. Sharing files and printing is enabled. When I go to Win Explorer, I can't manually share a file or drive. There is no option for sharing. I've noticed that there some aol protocols and adapters installed. Would aol be messing things up? Also, when I run Win ME networking wizard to set up the network, it freezes. I've moved the card over from the middle slot to the last slot and the results are the same. Is there something else I should check?

5. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
onebigfish Apr-06-01 01:02 AM
In response to message 4
One more thing, the ethernet card is a Netgear FA311. Should there be a compatibility problem with ME? Under the network adapter, I that I can't choose the enhance driver or any other driver as a matter of fact. Netgear has a FA311/FA312 NDISDOS2 driver for Ghost(beta release) which I can't get to work. They say "there is the BETA driver to fix the Compatability issue with Symantec's Ghost product.When using the Ghost boot up disk the FA311 card will not bind to ANY networking protocol durring the startup. This is an issue with the included NDISDOS2 driver and Symantecs version of PC DOS, which is what is used when the boot disk is created." Any advice?

6. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
lbyard Apr-06-01 04:43 PM
In response to message 5
Sure. AOL can mess-up TCP/IP. Count the number of network adapters, including dial-up. The maximum number of adapters that TCP/IP can bind to is four. See MS KB Article Q230233, How to Use AOL with Internet Connection Sharing, at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q230/2/33.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=aol&rnk=15&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W98SE. Larry

7. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
onebigfish Apr-12-01 05:52 AM
In response to message 6
Larry, I uninstalled AOL removed and reinstalled the card. Same problem. It won't allow me to select enhance driver. Is there a compatibility problem with the Netgear FA311? Ever use one on ME? The Microsoft Hardware compatability page listed the FA310 and someother cards that are compatable with ME but not 311. Anyone ever use the Netgear FA311 with ME. Excuse my ignorance. Thanks.

8. RE: 98Se and win ME crossover problem
lbyard Apr-12-01 05:02 PM
In response to message 7
I donít think compatibility is the likely problem. The network adapter might be bad, however. I would try swapping the network adapters in the two computers. The problem could still be software. Uninstalling and reinstalling everything network might fix it. Once in a while I run into a problem in the TCP/IP stack and have to go through the procedure starting with step 4 at http://duxcw.com/faq/network/winsock.htm. Larry

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