I’m tearing my hair out here; I have just taken delivery of five new PCs for the office; they have XP pro and I’m trying to attach them to the peer network, which is mostly win98 machines.
The (internet obsessed) network setup wizard says it has done its stuff, but I can’t see any of the other machines, neither can they see it.
I’ve set up the IP address and I can ping from one to the other and vice versa, so there would appear to be nothing wrong with the NIC or other hardware.
It wants me to run the XP network setup disk on all the other machines, but I have already added my XP pro notebook to the network without having to do that (in fact that went very smoothly IIRC); I just can’t quite work out what I’ve missed out this time around.
OK, now it’s working, sort of; I can see the new machine in the Network Neighborhood from the Win98 machines, but in My Network Places on the new machine, it only shows itself. I can get at the Win98 machines on the network by typing \machinename in the address bar, but I can’t seem to browse them (refreshing the view doesn’t help either…)
They have to go thru MS I believe. We are trying to set something like that up at work. I think the newest version of Outlook has an IM type thing in it that you can use though. Not sure how it works but I think it is there.