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    Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Does anyone have any suggestions to get file and printer sharing to work between a Wireless XP and 98 system?

    We are on a home network using the Compaq Connection point on the 98 side with a pcmcia in a laptop on the XP end.

    If we connect with a regular cable sharing will work along with internet access. If we use the wireless only the internet will work.

    In discussion (about 12 hours worth) with Compaq they say the two will not file and print share over the wireless because the two systems will not talk.

    !?

    If we can access internet via wireless and everything via wire they are talking, no?

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and if you happen to be in Eastern Washington State I'll buy you a drink of your choice.

    jack

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    The <A target="_blank" HREF=http://athome.compaq.com/showroom/static/iPAQ/connectionpoint.asp>Compaq Connection Point CP-2W</A> is advertised as an access point. As such, it should provide the facilities to support home networking in addition to internet access sharing.

    With the problems you are describing it sounds like you are having problems with the setup of your 802.11b components. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.extremetech.com/article/0,3396,apn=5&s=1036&a=1072&app=3&ap=4,00.asp>This</A> tutorial may help.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    *SIGH!*, the tutorial didn't explain anything new than I have already done. Any other ideas?

    Jack

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Jack:

    Which adapters are you using on desktop and the notebook?

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Man! This is more frustrating than my first marriage! I do appreciate the assistance. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    On XP machine (laptop) there is a wireless pcmcia card from Compaq. It is the iPAQ Networking 11Mbps Wireless PC Card model #HNW100.

    The 98SE machine (destop) has the Compaq iPAQ Connection Point CP-2W (it of course is wireless too).

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Jack:

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but, I do not use the Compaq gear and had to do some research.

    I found <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.compaq.com/support/techpubs/customer_advisories/UD010925_CW01_0.html>this</A> bulletin from Compaq which may help.

    I am still confused about the physical connection of the desktop system. Do you have an ethernet NIC in your desktop which is cabled to the CP-2W?

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Hi Ian,

    I am connected to the CP2W via a usb port and ethernet adapter.

    I will check out the article. Thanks.

    jack

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Ok. That makes more sense.

    What are your network settings when

    1)You are connected using cables and
    2)You are connected via wireless from XP

    I think your problem can be protocol binding when using XP in wireless mode.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    The settings are the same both times. Same IP's, MAC address, DNS Servers everything.

    I am wondering if it would be advantageous to lose XP and install 98SE onto the laptop.

    Though I would have to agree with you. They just can't hold onto each other very well in wireless mode. Kind of like some of my relationships.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    One other thought. Check your subnet masking on both systems. Use "winipcfg" on W98 and "ipconfig /all" on WXP to check details.

    I had a stupid problem last Friday which was caused by a DHCP server scr*w up. I had mixed subnet masks which let some communications work, but, prevented Windows Networking from working.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    98 shows the subnet mask as all zeros.

    The XP machine gives me a dos screen that is gone in a blink of an eye using the command you gave me. Is there a different command for XP

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    NO!! Down grading to W98 is going a long ways back.

    Try adding Netbeui protocols on both sides. The WL100 supports it.

    Noticed that the WL100 is not supported natively in XP. It looks like you are using W2K drivers.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Got it! According to winipcfg and the XP machine I have different subnet masks.

    But the subnet mask on the CP2W and the XP lap top match.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    On W98 make sure your network adapter is selected in WinIpCfg. You may have accidentaly got the info for your PPP adapter.

    On WXP you must run IpConfig from a command prompt window.

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    Re: Wireless w/ XP and 98

    Ok, I see now. I do have the same subnet masks on both machines. I have netbuei on the 98 machine, but it is not available as a protocol for xp. Or if it is, I don't know how to get it. I was given an article from compaq about netbuei, and in it it stated that it is not available on the OEM CD.

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