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#1 DSR

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:23 PM

I have an old computer that is not able to load any newer Operating System than Windows 98.

I was able to install my ISP's 2-wire modem stuff so that I could get access to the internet.

After I load this software, I am able to get into the Internet.

The problem arises when I try to configure the old computer so that other computers can "see" this one.

From the old computer (Window's 98), I can not "see" my new computer (Running XP). Yes, I "shared" a folder on my new computer (XP) so that it is visible to my home network. I need to be able for the old computer to "see" my new computer and for the new computer to "see" the old computer.

On the old computer, I go into CONTROL Panel and start Networking. In this dialog box, I click on Client for Network (that is in the list box) and on the next dialog box, I see the obtion "File and Printer Sharing". When I click that and click the radio button for "yes, I want to share files and printers". The next dialog box that comes up is a confirmation that the system was trying to copy over a file that was older than the one that was there. I replied to this that I didn't want to do that. So, that dialog box goes away.

I shut down the system, and reboot. After rebooting, I lose the Internet connection, but I have "File and Printer Sharing". I know this because when I right click on the "C Drive" line item from File Explorer, I can "see" the option "share" from the dialog box.

The question here, what do I select from the "NETWORK" in the Control Panel, so that I preserve the Internet Connection and have "File and Printer Sharing"?

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:46 PM

I was able to install my ISP's 2-wire modem stuff so that I could get access to the internet.

Sorry, explain please?
What kind of ISP is this? Which computer is connected to the internet, and how is it connected? Dial up ISP through a phone line modem? ISDN? Cable/DSL through ethernet?

For now I'll go with the assumption that you have an internet connection going to your old computer, and a separate network connection between the old and the new one. The first thing I would want you to do is to confirm the TCP/IP addresses on both computers and see if they can communicate with each other (preferable through a ping).

You can verify the IP addresses by going to Start > Run > winipcfg on the 98 machine and Start > Run > CMD > ipconfig on the XP machine.
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