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Inbound Connections Limit In Windows 98 ?


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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 ?

Thanks in advance.
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According to Google there is no such thing as "System Error 66" in this situation.

System Error 66 can be caused when you try to print to a USB printer from a DOS prompt, but obviously that doesn't apply here.

Windows 98 does have a limit on the number of inbound connections - apparently its 100 as opposed to NT4 and Win2k that limit it to 10, and they tell you blatantly that the computer you're connecting to is effectively "full" and can take no more connections. But to confuse the matter, the limits do not apply to third party applications.
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According to Google there is no such thing as "System Error 66" in this situation.

System Error 66 can be caused when you try to print to a USB printer from a DOS prompt, but obviously that doesn't apply here.

Windows 98 does have a limit on the number of inbound connections - apparently its 100 as opposed to NT4 and Win2k that limit it to 10, and they tell you blatantly that the computer you're connecting to is effectively "full" and can take no more connections. But to confuse the matter, the limits do not apply to third party applications.

The error occure when I try to map the printer through DOS (NET USE LPTx \\xx\xx)
I do heard before that Win98 doesn't have the limit but why is it that I can't able to connect ?

Is there any other solution for me so that all the 30 computers able to use the network printer ?
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The only real practical solution I can think of is to move the printer to an XP machine and share it from there. Assuming all 30 users don't need it all at the same time (as in send 30 different documents together), you should have enough leeway to handle the load. XP has better facilities for networking than Windows 98 ever did, plus under XP you don't need to physically connect to the printer - just set it up as the default and it should go straight through if the printer's on.
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The only real practical solution I can think of is to move the printer to an XP machine and share it from there. Assuming all 30 users don't need it all at the same time (as in send 30 different documents together), you should have enough leeway to handle the load. XP has better facilities for networking than Windows 98 ever did, plus under XP you don't need to physically connect to the printer - just set it up as the default and it should go straight through if the printer's on.

I've tried but it has problems that's why I change to Windows 98. If Windows 98 is not the solution, I would hope that you could give me some suggestions.
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The only other solution that comes to mind is to invest in a network printer which would ensure that all users can get to the printer, but of course these network printers are expensive. Aside from that I'm not sure what else to suggest as it really sounds like you need a specialist solution for your requirements which would require site visits and what not. Unfortunately I can't come to Malaysia. :whistling:
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