I have three computers I am trying to network. I have a 3Com hub with my cable modem in the uplink port. the three computers are all plugged in and all have internet access.
My newest computer, with Windows 2000 as its OS, can see the newer of the other two computers. (the older computers have Windows 98 SE on them) The Win2K computer is the "D" computer. D can see D and C. C can see B, C and D. B can see B and D.
I am aware that Windows 2000 ptp access is gained by having the same logon name, so I've given all three computers the same password-less logon of my first name. I have Microsoft/3Com Homeclick software that diagnosed the network failure on one of the Windows 98 machines (which was the "browse master" wasn't enabled.) I just don't understand why my computer consistently sees the newer of the older computers, but not the other one.
I just recently upgraded the older one (albeit, rebuilding most of it) and it has a new network card (an SMC instead of the 3COM that came with my hub). The result is the same. My newer computer still can't see the rebuilt machine. I hope this isn't confusing. I'm just a bit frustrated. It seems that every time I turn around, the network isn't working again.
Is it just that Windows 2000 is not a ptp computer? I like Windows 2000 much more than any Win 9.x computer. It runs ALL of my programs and games and it's very stable. I'd install Win2K on all of my machines if I didn't have it on some proprietary 'recovery disk' from my newest computer's manufacturer.
Any help would be appreciated.