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    network not accessible (Win98)

    I have a network with two computers connected to the router via WLAN cards and one via an ethernet cable.
    One of the WLAN computers is running Win98.

    Problem on the Win98 computer:
    Network Neighborhood -> Entire Network:
    "Unable to browse the network.
    The network is not accessible."

    The computer doesn't show up in the workgroups of other computers on the network.


    Settings:

    TCP/IP properties:
    IP address: 192.168.2.103 (manually configured so ZoneAlarm can work; DHCP is disabled)
    Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    WINS Resolution disabled.
    Gateway: 192.168.2.1
    DNS enabled:
    Host: BUBA2 (computer name)
    DNS address: 192.168.2.1
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    The ping command works perfectly.

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    C:> ipconfig/all

    Windows 98 IP Configuration

    Host Name: BUBA2
    DNS Servers: 192.168.2.1
    Node Type: Broadcast
    NetBIOS Scope ID:
    IP Routing enabled: No
    WINS Proxy enabled: No
    NetBIOS Resolution uses DNS: Yes

    ...

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    The Win98 computer doesn't have any firewalls installed.

    Now what?

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    Re: network not accessible (Win98)

    Have you checked to make sure the workgroup names are identical? Have you checked all the router settings to make sure you haven't excluded some IP addresses from accessing local networks?

    Joe
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    Re: network not accessible (Win98)

    In addition to Joe's information re. the workgroup name, identical user names and passwords must exist on all computers in a mixed environment (WinXP, 98 etc.). Also, have you run the Network Setup Wizard? If you are using WinXP, you are prompted (at the end of the Wizard set up) to create a network set up disk for other computers NOT running XP. Have you done this?
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