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Thread: win xp <--> 98se network problem




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    :grr: i finally got windows XP running well on my one computer, my other PC is still running windows 98se. I have installed the Netbeui protocalls on the XP PC so i can use the other computer for storage/printer and i have a few problems... My forst promblem is that when i try to access the other PC it takes forever to do it i mean u click on icon and just wait and wait until it suddnly pops up this never happened when i had 98se on both, Another problem is that i have the printer on the other PC when i try to install that printer i get major LAG installing it and eventually the window stalls and i have to end process... this has never happened before on 98se, I can get the printer installed using other ways but when i do i can see the printer and all but when i try to use it i cant ussually the window just freeses up. This is all just a big drag atm so im probobly going to install XP on the other PC but i hate being forced by M$ to upgrade :grr: :grr:
    o forgot the mention the network is 100mbs

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    5 of the 12 PC's here on my network run XP and the rest run SE but I have no probs with them (though printers must be on XP PC's). Netbeui is not required at all as all I'm usin' is TCP/IP and Netbeui is now a security risk which is why XP will not install it by default and you must search for it.

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    same here. I got 2 98se and couple of XPs. all see eachother fine.

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    Is it only the XP trying to access the 98SE box that is slow, or is it the other way around as well?

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    I have found that the so-called generic drivers in windows are not so generic. Make sure you are using the nic drivers from the manufacturer and not the generic drivers on both comps.

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    I just put XP on the other computer and every thing works well now thx for all your input

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