View Full Version : How to network a Win98 and a Win2k machine?
11-03-2002, 09:35 PM
Is there a trick? I can't seem to get them to see each other. I just wiped one (that was 98) and loaded Win2000 on it. Now the downstairs machine is the only Win98... and I can't see them in the network neighborhood in either one.
Any ideas, folks?
11-04-2002, 12:44 AM
Dave, recheck all the settings, make sure the computers both belong to the same subnet and the same workgroup. also check to see that the network cable isnt loose.
cf, ntfs and fat have nothing to do with networking the two, its a common misconception. if the win98 machine is properly networked it will be able to read any partition unless there are ntfs permissions which deny access. w2k will translate the data for the 98 machine.
11-04-2002, 05:14 AM
W2K is much more secure than 98 as well - try logging onto the 98 machine with the same username & password you use on W2K. Windows will try passthrough authentication first when attempting to access a remote computer.
Also, make sure if you're running a software firewall on either machine that the other computer is included in the trusted zone.
11-04-2002, 09:59 PM
Thanks all... I'll try tonight and will report back with the results.
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