Network Neighborhood

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April 27, 2010 at 15:07:56
Specs: Windows 98Se, 501mhz/192mb
I have just recentally been trying to connect my windows 98 machine to my network. And so i make a netwok setup up disk from one of my xp machiens. Then to accses and see the network on the computer it said that i needed Network Neighborhood. So i looked for it in my computer and i found a version of it but there was not anything connected to the shortcut because those files were not recovered i guess and when i installed 98se on the machine network neighborhood did not seem to come down with it. Is there a way that i could find this or could i use somthing else?
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#1
April 27, 2010 at 15:46:34
First you need to install a driver for your network card for Windows 98.
If not already done, you have to install the "Client for Microsoft Network".

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#2
April 27, 2010 at 15:47:00
You can't make a network disk from xp. That was a feature in NT.

To be seen in a network you need:
netbios enabled over tcp/ip on all machines
same ip subnet
same workgroup
same user account and password makes it easier for access


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#3
April 27, 2010 at 16:37:23
first the card is installed and is working and the client for microsoft is setup. I also have the same ip subnet address for all computers and the same workgroup. Only thing im not sure of is what is the "netbois" and once i know that how do enable it.

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#4
April 27, 2010 at 16:45:11
NetBIOS is another protocol, that might have to be installed in addition in the settings of the network card.
So you have to add a protocol.

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#5
April 27, 2010 at 17:39:26
Actually in this case its in tcp/ip properties / wins tab. Netbios over tcp/ip should be enabled.

It is netbios that populates network neighborhood since Net Neb is populated by browser broadcasts that once consolidated build the computer list that you see.


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#6
April 27, 2010 at 17:44:21
Actually Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled by default.
It's hard to remember, because so long ago I've seen Windows 98 in action.

But as far as I can remember, you have to install the NetBIOS protocol, which is also normally installed, when File and printer sharing is installed.

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#7
April 27, 2010 at 18:03:17
Ah but that's just it. It should be by default but some oem installs don't set that. Anytime I hear can't see computers in network neigborhood I think netbios over tcp/ip.

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#8
April 27, 2010 at 18:11:37
Ah I remember another issue, where the network neighborhood is completely empty, but I can't remember, whether this also includes Windows 98.

In that case, one has to do the following:
1. click Start / Run and type cmd
2. then click ok (haha)
3. in the command prompt type the following:
regsvr32 netman.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netshell.dll
4. restart computer

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#9
April 28, 2010 at 14:32:00
to start with i checked that the Net bois thing was enabled and it was. I still can not figure out the rest of it when i typed in the dll files i was supost to type in it gave me a bad command or file name. So what were those dll files suposted to do when i typed them in? As well if this makes a diffrence the card works becasue i can connect to the internet through it. I dont know if that changes any thing. I am also getting an ip adress and can do a trace route to the other computers on my network.

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#10
April 28, 2010 at 14:38:11
Ok, might be the thing with the dll files did not match for windows 98 but for windows 2000/xp.
As I mentioned, long time ago since last seen a running windows 98.

But anyway, the network neighborhood is either located at the desktop or in control panel. It is not in My Computer.

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#11
April 28, 2010 at 15:06:54
sorry i must not have made my self clear. I found netowrk niegborhood and it was in a partly recovered file after the hard drive corupted itself.So we were able to recover parts of it but not all. So network niegborhood seems to not actually be there. It was in the windows 98 PLUS! folder.

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#12
April 28, 2010 at 15:19:30
In that case, I would recommend to reinstall the network part, like Microsoft client for Windows and print and file sharing from CD.

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#13
April 28, 2010 at 15:26:27
Okay i will try that somthing slighly unrelated though is when ever i go to install hard ware and i put in the driver disk for the hard ware the computer asks for the Windows disk and all of the files that it wants are never on the disk. I have tried a few of my freinds copies of 98se as well

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#14
April 28, 2010 at 15:43:37
Depending on the hardware, you're trying to install, it isn't that easy and sometimes very tricky, to install the appropriate driver.
Mostly, there is a readme.txt file for that driver, where you can read, how to install that driver correctly.
This often was rubbish on windows 98 to install specific hardware.

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#15
May 3, 2010 at 13:56:25
i tried reinstalling the client for microsoft, and it did not have any effect so i proably did not do it right, sorry

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