Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:10 AM
1.both machines are getting their ip addresses from the router within the same range.
2.now to make sure your 98/xp box are on the same workgroup, for xp:right click on my computer>properties>computer name workgroup>(likely workgroup?), just make sure the 98box is the same workgroup name now, right click on network places>properties>identification. (as i remember) change if necessary, they both have to be on the same workgroup name to function properly
3.on the 98 box, right click on mynetwork places>properties>file and print sharing, make sure the tabs are selected<enable print sahring, eneble file sharing>
4.you will have to reboot on the machines when you make changes to the above btw, it will prompt you.
5.NOW, you must have something "shared"
6. on the xp machine, (now this is strange) normally you cant share anything in "documents and sharing" or i have read you cant do it, but for some reason, the win98 box will see your shared folder under "mydocuments".so use an existing, or create a new folder here, when created and named, right click>properties, select sharing, share this folder, when finnished, you should have a "hand" underneath the icon indicating it has been deemed as a shared foilder.
7. a similar thing must now be done on the win 98 box, albeit, you donr need to be in "documents and settings, you can make a folder on the root of "C" if you want and share it the same way as on the xp box.weird, but that is what i have seen.
8.sorry i am rushed this morning, so i hope i didnt miss anything, now you should have same ip range,same network name, file sharing enabled on both machines, folders deemed as shared folders, and acesses permission to view.
BTW , for now , to save trouble, disable your win xp firewall control panel>firewall.
let me know how u made out