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    WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    had three computers set up on a wireless network. The
    two Win98 computers could see and share with each other,
    but not the XP. I then installed XP on one of the 98
    machines and it cannot see the remaining 98. I even used
    the WinXP networking wizard on the 98 as described in the
    XP literature.

    A friend told me that you cannot mix a 98 with am XP
    system because the XP requires the other computer to
    authenticate in a way that 98 cannot. If this is true
    not only is it not documented but the XP networking
    instructions tell you haw to do it.

    Thbanks for any help. As of now, I can't use the network
    at all except between the two XP machines. I would
    install XP un the third machine, but it is an old, slow
    computer that is not worth upgrading.
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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    I can't help you much except to say that it IS possible to network xp and 98 computers together. Both my machines are xp, now, and went through a lot of hair pulling when I had xp on one and 98 on an older machine. Once it works, it works, but even with the network wizard, there's some obscure settings that I kept bumping into. This is one of the most popular posted questions on any windows message board. Hopefully someone will chime in with some real help, but search here, and also take a look at some of the home networking web sites. I got a lot of info there.

    At least you know it does work....

    kip

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    I used the WinXP Networking Wizard Disk . Installed it on Win98 and followed the directions and it worked OK for me, But then again I have DSL modem so it might be different then yours. Some times you have to play with the options. But they never work as good as two Win XP System do. Also are you using a Hub or one computer as the server? The Wizard gives a list of options on what kind of set up you have and how you want to network the two computers, and you might want to try different options. I am using a HUB.

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    First things first. I learned here (it used to be a Tim Higgins site) that turning OFF Simple file sharing is required. Have you done that on the XP machines?

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    As other commentators have noted, this is an extremely popular question on both this and the WinXP board - do some searching and you'll come up with gems. In sum, look at these factors: make sure each machine has only and every identical network protocol enabled; make sure that you log on to the each machine with an identical user account name and password in order to achieve the same access rights on a WXP machine; and ensure the Guest account is enabled on the WXP machines.

    Let us know how you make out. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    Yea Keely is right . <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    And NO-ONE argues with Cowboy. Have you checked out his avatar? <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    Avatar [ a god's coming down in bodily form to the earth: incarnation of a god :any incarnation or embodiment , as of a quality or concept in a person. <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> Hey stop using those big words. Makes me have to look S**t up. <img src=/S/rtfm.gif border=0 alt=rtfm width=24 height=23>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    Here, it's the pic you use to represent yourself in an online forum. But whatever you say.... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Sorry, Cowboy, I wasn't intending to be rude.

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    I was just messen with ya .Whats rude mean? <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> Bikers don't understand rude. You probably meant Dude. <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21> Hey Keely you can't pay any attention to me I love to mess with people. Besides I knew exactly what you were talking about. <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    <hr>Besides I knew exactly what you were talking about<hr>
    Was that before or after you looked it up? <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    -Mark

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    After__. H**L I didn't have a clue what Avatar was. I thought it was <img src=/S/moon.gif border=0 alt=moon width=15 height=15> Sorry it'e a biker thing. <img src=/S/toilet.gif border=0 alt=toilet width=24 height=26>

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    Argh.... too many comedians here tonight....

    Who's got the hook?
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: WinXP won't netwrok with Win98

    I just love to have fun. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> And put that hook away! <img src=/S/pirate.gif border=0 alt=pirate width=22 height=18>

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