[pcductape] Re: win2k to XP and 98 network

  • From: "Emery, David" <demery@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 23:45:59 -0500

I am sorry, I thought you was using 98 and win 2000 server, it appears you
are using XP and win 2000 server, correct?
If the above is correct, do they have the same workgroup name?
Have you done a search for the other computer?
The IPs seem to be correct and it appears it may be an admin rights that
isn't allowing you to see each other, except that you indicated you couldn't
ping the address which bothers me. Don't be offended, does this help? If not
provide more specifics. Thanks, Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Pam [mailto:ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 11:31 PM
To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [pcductape] Re: win2k to XP and 98 network

I don't know how to answer your first question.  Perhaps that is part of my
as for the 98 machine, winipcfg tells me that I have assigned it IP address
of, subnet

What are you using to assign dhcp? If you do a winipcfg on the 98 machine
what do you see as an ip?

I would prefer to use dhcp.  It is my understanding that is the only way ICS
will work.  At the moment, I can connect the XP box to the 2k box, but only
if I assign an IP.  From what I understand, without using dhcp I would have
to assign IP's to all clients.
As for static IP on the 2k box..... explain more.  If I understand what you
are asking it was always static.  Doesn't the server have to be static?

Are you using dhcp or are you assigning static IP's

winipcfg works on the  98 machine, not on the 2000 machine which you need to
use ipconfig,  from what you are describing it appears you may have a static
IP in the 2000 machine, have you made sure you don't have that. :>)

winipcfg doesn't work on Win2k.  ipconfig can only be run from the command
prompt and only tells me that it's IP is, subnet is, and default gateway is
If you type in cmd /k ipconfig / all at the run prompt it gives you more
information.   it tells me what type of nic, physical address, DHCP enabled
yes/no, DNS Servers..... but the DHCP Enabled says No.  It should say yes,

Pam: Not enough info, when you do an ipconfig on 2000 machine and winipcfg
what do you see as IPs on both ?

The Win2k box and the 98 box cannot connect to each other at all.  Even when
I ping one from the other it tells me Request timed out, when they should
atleast be able to do that much.  

So when you try to access what are you receiving as an error?

ok, just checked, and that machine is still listed as an admin user on this

The security of 2000  is nor bad (debateable), however, to be accessed from
98 you usually have to go under control panel (2000 machine) under users and
add the 98 machine name as a user to be able to access the 2000 machine.

I did the first time, but not again after I installed the new card, if I
were to need to.  And I don't remember where to go in Win2k to look and make

Have you added the 98 user as a user with adimin rights to the2K?

Hi all,
Climbing back up from a bout of pneumonia, slow process but definitely on
the upside now.  
I'm ready to tackle my network problem if anyone is inclined to offer a
The server is running Win2k.   2 clients, one running XP Home, the other
running 98.
At one point all were communicating beautifully together.  
Then the 98 box decided that it would only connect intermittently.  I've
swapped nic's (same brand and type) but still unable to connect.  I swapped
slots today and now the nic has it's own IRQ. 
The XP box connected and continued with no problem until I recently got a
new, faster nic for the Win2k box.  I got it as far as being able to share
files but it cannot share ICS.  Obviously I've missed something in setting
the win 2k box back up.  
Any suggestions welcome,

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