Win98 Network to XP - XP see's Win98 shares ,Win98 cannot see XP shares

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Jody Wishner, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Jody Wishner

    Jody Wishner Guest

    I have used the home networking setup disk on my XP
    computer and I have run it on a win98 SE computer and
    shared out folders and printers on both machenes.

    When I am on the XP machene I see the folders in my
    network places and can access the win98 machene. But when
    I am on the WIN98 Machene and look in network neighborhood
    I do not see the XP machene and folders?

    What do I do?
    Jody Wishner, Sep 23, 2003
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    BobC Guest

    Try turning off the XP's built-in firewall.
    BobC, Sep 23, 2003
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    Lee Guest

    I have the same problem. I have turned off the firewall
    to no avail. Also, when I try to access Network
    Neighborhood on the 98 machine, the search 'flashlight'
    appears and it basically hangs (task master shows not
    responding). I am never able to see the XP computer, or
    any shared folders. This has happened to me on two
    different networks, both of which have W98 2nd edition and
    XP PRO.

    Pinging doesn't work either, yet the XP can 'see' the 98

    In one case I had the 98 machine doing ICS thru the XP box
    and it worked (98 could access the Internet), yet there
    was no direct connectivity between the machines. I now
    have the two on a router, connected to a DSL modem, and
    both can access the Internet but not each other.

    On one of the networks, I have a W98 laptop, and I have
    bidirectional connectivity to the XP, so it's just the 98
    desktop that seems isolated.

    I've reinstalled 98 to no avail.

    Someone said that the logon's have to be identical on the
    98 machine and the XP machine, but my laptop experience
    (above) seems to say that's not true.

    Any other ideas?

    Lee, Sep 24, 2003
  4. You can enable or disable XP's firewall independently on each network
    connection. Make sure that it's disabled on the LAN connection.

    While troubleshooting, un-install all other firewall programs
    (ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security, etc) on both computers. If
    you've previously un-installed a firewall, re-install it, un-install
    it, and go to Start | Run | Msconfig | Startup to disable any

    Make sure that NetBIOS Over TCP/IP is enabled, as shown here:

    Run an antivirus scan and a spyware scan.

    Some recent antivirus programs can interfere with network access.
    Temporarily disable Norton, McAfee, etc, and see if that makes any
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Sep 24, 2003
  5. I had the same problem. For some silly reason, when I
    open network neighborhood, it shows XP via 98se, but I
    couldn't get into it. "Network not accessable." I
    discovered that by clicking on the entire network icon,
    it showed my workgroup, and by clicking on that showed
    all of my computers and I had access. I don't know why it
    is that way, but it is.
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?=CEngerule?=, Sep 26, 2003
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