[mswindowsxp] Re: Networking Problems Wxp/W98

  • From: foofaraw in the middle <foofaraw_in_the_middle@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 13:29:37 -0800 (PST)

I emailed you earlier about this and saying that you need to add Netbeui to 
your protocol stack but Doug Knox of M$ says this about using netbeui to 

Just a comment on your tip installing NetBEUI. I feel as you do [about NetBEUI 
vs. IPX/SPX], and use NetBEUI for File and Print Sharing, unbinding TCP/IP from 
those functions. However, I've found that the version of NetBEUI that ships 
with XP doesn't work well with the versions that shipped with Windows 
95/98/Me/2K. The XP version has significant problems (my experience) connecting 
to computers with older versions of NetBEUI. Many, many "Network not available" 
and other errors occur when trying to access network resources while mixing 
them. For many people there may be an easy fix though. If they are available to 
you, locate the NETNBF.INF and NBF.SYS from a Win 2000 CD or hard drive 
installation, and use those versions instead." --Doug Knox

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom LeStrange" 
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Networking Problems Wxp/W98

> I am trying to connect my two computers together and am not having any
> One computer is XP and the other is W98. I installed an Ethernet card in
> each computer and connected them with an CAT5e crossover cable. I ran the
> Network wizard on the XP computer and created a disk to use in the W98
> computer. I want to use the XP computer to connect to the net and be able
> to share the printers that are connected to the XP computer with the W98
> computer. When I open My Network Places I cannot see the other computer.
> Neither can I see the XP computer from the W98 computer. The lights on the
> Ethernet cards are active. What am I missing? Has anyone accomplished
> these with any success?
> Thanks for any replies.
> Tom

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