WIN XPsp2 - WIN 98se wireless network file sharing impossible

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have two PCs (WIN 98 SE and a WIN XP SP2) and a laptop (W2000) linked to a
    wireless network with a D-link DI 524 router. Internet connection was never a
    problem, but it took a long time enabling file and printer sharing, probably
    because of the different WIN OS. (W 98SE PC too old to upgrade.)
    I had temporary success following advice found here (thanks Micha and
    Holzman!); eg, NetBIOS over TCP/IP, etc. but, now, I get "workgroup not
    accessible. You may not have permission..." message on both PC. The only
    changes I can think of was installing SP 2 on my XP computer, but I made sure
    that file and printer sharing is enabled in the firewall exceptions, without
    (I also tried to implement static DHCP on my router to get fixed IP for
    security reason, but went back to dynamic after developping internet
    connections problems.Don't think it's related though.)
    I also tried starting over from scratch using XP Wizard (mistake?) but got
    an "unable to complete" message when using XP CD (as instructed) on my
    WIN98se PC.
    Guest, Jan 15, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Having difficulty setting up WIN 98SE computer to 802.11g
    router. Have cable and router recognizes cable signal ok
    but can't connect PC to web using Internet Explorer
    (Server not found). Router mfg. says PC not equipped
    with proper network files??? Searched for files
    like "winipcfg", etc but told files not found. Tried
    Microsoft site but came up empty. Any suggestions?
    Guest, Jan 18, 2005
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