File sharing between win98 and winxp problem

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Abay, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Abay

    Abay Guest

    I have read the other posts on or near this subject .. I think mine is just
    a little different as follows:

    I have a new Windowsxp computer and want to be able to transfer files files
    from my
    old Win98 computer and also to share a printer. I have a D-link hub which
    is used to connect both computers to the internet thru a cable modem. Both
    computers can access the internet at the same time with no problems, but I
    can't get them to recognise each other.

    I used the Network Setup Wizard on the Winxp computer to set up the network
    and used the disk it created in the Win98 computer to set up the network on
    it. Each computer sees itself in the network neighbourhood area on its own
    Computer but cannot see the other computer. I have used this method
    before between the Win98/Win95 computers and it worked, so I know that the
    D-link hub and cable modem connection works.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
    Abay
     
    Abay, Jul 24, 2005
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  2. The problem is the hub. Since each computer is going directly to your ISP
    for an IP address, they're almost surely being assigned addresses that can't
    see each other - and are fully exposed on the Internet to any passing
    hacker, cracker or bad guy.

    The solution is to get a router and hook both computers up to the router,
    then to the cable modem.

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    Richard G. Harper, Jul 24, 2005
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  3. Abay

    Abay Guest

    I understand what you are saying, but this set up worked with win95 and w98
    computers .. also the D-lin hub is also called a d-link router ... I'm just
    trying to not spend $ if I don't have to ... also this is just for the time
    it takes to get the data over to the new computer.

    Many thanks for your reply

    Abay

     
    Abay, Jul 25, 2005
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  4. If it's a router then that's different from a hub, and should work, since
    it's what I recommended. :)

    Let's start with the basics - what IP address does each computer have? Can
    they ping each other?

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    Richard G. Harper, Jul 25, 2005
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