I have three machines: A and B running WIN98SE and C running WinXP where I am the admin. I have connected them through an Ethernet hub and I have two problems:
B sees both A and C but A and C only see B and do not see each other. What can I do about this? Further information which may be relevant or maybe not: I transferred a bunch of files from C to B with no problem. When I tried to transfer the same files from B to A some would not go and would give an error. Upon some investigating I found the problem was that these files’ names had some extended 8 bit characters rather than the normal ascii 7 bit characters (They were Chinese names). I went in DOS mode, changed those characters to 7 bits and the transfer went fine. It seems strange that the transfer would work from C to B but not from B to A.
From C I can access B’s resources but not the other way around. When I try to access C (WinXP) from B, I get a box which says “resource \compc\ipc$” and asks for a password. I have no idea what IPC$ is nor what the password may be. How can I access the resources in C from B?