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Inbound Connections Limit In Windows 98 ?


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:15 PM

I'm facing this problem in my company. I use Win98 as print server connected by 30 computers (WinXP). After connecting 10 computers, the following computers that connect having error message :

System error 66

So, is it that Win98 do have the inbound connections limit ?

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:47 PM

Does the Windows 98 computer display an error message? Check the Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools for related error messages.



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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:06 PM

I know windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro have a limit of 5, I have heard that 98 has a limit of 10, but I cant find anything at M$ that specifies exactly.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:09 PM

Are you running a true print server or just network sharing the printer through 98?
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 01:18 AM

Does the Windows 98 computer display an error message? Check the Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools for related error messages.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I thought Win98 doesn't have Event Viewer ?

Are you running a true print server or just network sharing the printer through 98?

Oh... I'm just using network sharing. Sorry for info I gave earlier.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:14 AM

You are correct, Windows 98 does not have the Event Viewer, but you stated that every computer past 10 were presented the error message. Those were all XP computers, yes? I may have miss read your original post, but I understood that XP displayed the error messages not 98. I was just inquiring if perhaps 98 too had an error message displayed at some point.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

You are correct, Windows 98 does not have the Event Viewer, but you stated that every computer past 10 were presented the error message. Those were all XP computers, yes? I may have miss read your original post, but I understood that XP displayed the error messages not 98. I was just inquiring if perhaps 98 too had an error message displayed at some point.

So, any idea what's the problem I'm facing. Please help...

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 12:38 AM

I believe oldf@art is correct. I believe Windows 98\ME are limited to 10 network connection. XP home and Media Edition are limited to 5 connections.
Try simple print sharing and see if you can exceed the 10 connection limit, other than that I would believe you will have to move to XP Pro or install a dedicated print server.
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