Unable to access Win98 shares from XP

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Rich Clark, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. Rich Clark

    Rich Clark Guest

    I have a WinXP Pro laptop that connects to a network to access shares
    on a Win98SE server. When connected direct to the local network all is
    great, the basic non-password protected Win98 shares can be accessed
    from the XP laptop directly without providing any usernames/passwords.

    However when the XP laptop connects to the network through a router, a
    dialog box is launched requesting a username and password to access
    the Win98 server.

    What username/password should be used? Can this be disabled?

    Win98 machines connected through the router can connect directly to
    shares on the server without this problem.
    All PC's are in a simple workgroup configuration, running TCP/IP.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Kind Regards

    Rich Clark, Dec 8, 2004
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