another WinXP to 98SE issue

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Compsum, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Compsum

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    I'm a tech working with a client. He has a WinXP and a Win98SE computer on
    a DSL network using a Linsys router. Both computers connect fine to the
    internet; however, I can't get the computers to recognize each other on the
    network for basic drive viewing and file and print sharing.
    On the XP machine, I have:
    Client for Microsoft Networks
    File and Print Sharing for Microsft Networks
    QoS Packet Scheduler
    Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

    On the 98SE machine, I have:
    All the above except QoS Packet Scheduler

    On the XP machine under 'broadband connections' the default is set to
    'Verizon DSL'. There is also a 'local area connections icon'.

    I tried using the Network Wizard to make a 'floppy' for the Win98 unit.
    After that, I couldn't get the XP machine to go to the internet. Called
    Verizon and they had me remove the check marks in the firewall and Internet
    Connection Sharing boxes. I was than able to connect to the internet again.

    When I put the Wizard floppy in the 98 machine I get a message that the
    Wizard could not configure the network.

    Any ideas on what I have to do to have the two computers recognize each
    other. The Network name is MSHOME.
    Compsum, Aug 13, 2003
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  2. I'm sorry, but I don't understand the network setup on the XP machine.
    I assume that the DSL modem connects to your router's WAN (Internet)
    port. If so, there's no reason to have a Verizon DSL connection on
    XP, and there's no reason to enable Internet Connection Sharing.

    You must disable the firewall on the local area network connection to
    allow XP to see the other computer on the network.

    Configure both computers' TCP/IP settings to obtain an IP address
    automatically. The router will provide the address.
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Aug 14, 2003
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