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Unable to Browse Network With the NetBEUI Protocol

Q. I have established a peer to peer network using Win 98. When only using NetBEUI, I can only see one way through the link. Computer 1 can see and transfer to and from Computer 2 but not vice versa.  Settings are the same on both machines and the hardware is obviously functioning.  When I try to access Entire Network I get error message 'Unable to Browse Network.'  Computer 1 does not see the Workgroup and just has Computer 2 as an icon under Entire Network icon in the Network Neighborhood folder.  How do I fix this problem?

A.  If you are sure that you have both ends of the network configured identically, then you have stumbled into a known Win 98 problem and you should install another protocol, according to Microsoft. But first I would try to reinstall everything on the offending computer with NetBEIU. IPX/SPX is easier to install than TCP/IP. To learn more, go to: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q236/9/57.ASP

Also see Internet Connection Sharing FAQ

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