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:tazz: I am running Win 98Se on one PC, and have just purchased an e Machine with XP on it. I am using a Linksys router, 4 port, and both PC's can connect to the internet. I have enabled file and printer sharing, have followed all of the prompts and just cannot get them to see one another. Any solutions?

I have a moderate comfort level, so be kind with your assistance, as you may loose me.
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as u say both connect to the internet via the linksys router this more or less confirms that there ips are in range.

first thing to try is find the ip address of each pc, under xp this can be done by going start, run, cmd and then in the command prompt type ipconfig. you will then see your ip do this on both then in the command type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx which of course the xxx will be there ip adresses so ping the xp from the 98 and the 98 from the xp, post back with the ip addresses and the packets lost\receieved and any other details that will be of any use.

Edited by The one, 15 August 2005 - 06:49 PM.

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OK I pinged both, the 98 showed the following:
Connection-Specific DNS Suffix .............. midsouth.rr.com
IP Address ........................................... 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask ......................................... 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway ................................... 192.168.1.1


Windows XP was exactly the same except the IP Address was 192.168.1.101

Win 98 Sent 4 packets, received 0, lost 4

Win XP Sent 4 packets, received 4,lost 0
Round trip in miliseconds: 1Mls.
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I just realized that Zone Alarm was active, shut it off and both PCs see each other. I guess the firewall on my Linksys will have to do the job. Unless there is a way to use ZoneAlarm and still have the Network up. Anyway thanks for your help.
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yes zone alarm can be configured, however software firewalls are perthetic compared to hardware firewalls and as u have a router it will have a built in hardware firewall which is truely superior and if u use the winxp firewall on the xp machine altho if u have paid a nice bit of dosh out for zone alarm why not use it, the easiest way to do it is to put all the machines on the same workgroup (assuming they are not already) then in the zonealarm somewhere u can set that workgroup as trusted and then it will not interfere with that network, hope this helps.
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I also have ZA is so much easier to just turn it off and go... ZA is actually a pain in the butt unless you have some above average computer skills.... learnd that by getting it for my dad...lol
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