LAN Problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bLaDe MM, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. bLaDe MM

    bLaDe MM Guest

    I'm using Windows XP Pro, and my friend's using Windows 98SE,
    We can establish connection under 98SE, but when I'm using
    XP, I cannot see his computer in "Network Places"

    What should we do?
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Try entering into the address bar "\\computername" and see if it comes up.

    Also, because XP's "My Network Places" is different then 98's Network Neighborhood, you dont see all PCs right after opening it, only shortcuts that you create, or sometimes Windows automatically populates.. On the left, click "Show Workgroup Computers" for a Win98 Network Neightborhood style view.

  3. bLaDe MM

    bLaDe MM Guest

    No, i enter his computer name but nothing happens,
    but in 98SE, i simply enter "\\Spirit_Crusher" then it's ok.

    I want to do it in XP, now!
    Thank you
  4. Twink

    Twink Guest

    have you given both machines ip addresses?
  5. bLaDe MM

    bLaDe MM Guest

    yes, we have given
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    Is the 98SE set to use TCP/IP as the default protocol, either that or try installing NetBIOS, might be NetBEUI, on the XP machine.

    Also try setting the 98SE machine to a name with less than 8 characters then in XP open a command box.
    Type so that it looks like this
    C:\>ping -a (the IP address of the 98 machine)

    This will ping the 98 machine searching for the IP Address, the -a tells it to resolve the Machine Name, if it cant do that then you have a problem that I'm afraid I really cant help you with.
  7. jams

    jams Guest

    Had the same prob

    Ihad the same problem installed netbeui and it fixxed it here is how to di it

    Install/Enable NetBEUI Under WinXP

    If for some reason you need to install NetBEUI then follow these instructions.

    **Note - You will need the WinXP CD in order to to this!

    Support for the NetBIOS Extended User Interface protocols (also called NetBEUI or NBF) in Windows XP has been discontinued.If your configuration requires temporary use of NetBEUI for Windows XP, follow these steps:

    To install the NETBEUI protocol:

    - Locate the Valueaddmsft et etbeui directory on your Windows XP CD.Copy nbf.sys into the %SYSTEMROOT%SYSTEM32DRIVERS directory.

    - Copy netnbf.inf into the %SYSTEMROOT%INF directory.

    - In Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections and then click Network Connections.

    - Right-click the connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.

    - On the General tab, click the INSTALL button to add the NetBEUI protocol.

    Source : Microsoft Corporation