Where's did Network Nabe Go?
I am going to tempt fate again and try to network a Win XP laptop and a Win98SE desktop. However, I noticed that on the laptop's desktop, I no longer have the "My network Places" Icon. It is also missing when I open "my computer." How do I get it back?
You need to install a network adapter and it will return. If you removed "Client for Microsoft Networks", that removed the icon.
That makes sense. I have a built-in NIC. I didn't have the ethernet cable connected when I checked. Duh!! Thanx.
I was able to FINALLY network my computers using a startup disk created on my XP laptop and adding IP ranges in Zone Alarm Pro for the computers on the network. I was even succesful in mapping the shared folders from the desktop to my laptop.
I tried to cut and paste a file from the 98SE desktop to the XP laptop, but I was denied. I was prompted to have "the correct network permissions." How do I do that? I'd like to be able to do ANYTHING to the files on the desktop from the laptop.
The user on each PC needs to be known to the XP PC. In other words, if
is logging on to Win98, he needs to have an account in XP. Add him *with password* to the Users in Control Panel on XP.
You can also just log on to Win98 with the same username and password as you use on XP instead.
OK, I tried what you suggested, Bill. On the laptop, I logged on, using my administrator login. I, then, logged onto the 98 desktop using the same exact name and password. I then tried to cut and paste a file from the desktop to the laptop while logged onto the laptop, but I was STILL denied access. Any other ideas?
OK. I finally realized that I needed to make the shared folders "full access." All seems well...for now. Thanks for your help, Bill.
Another question popped into my head (certainly won't be the last time). Is there a way to send a message from my laptop to the desktop, that is networked to it, without using one of the usual IM programs? I'd like for it to stay within the network, not through the internet.
If all nodes were WinNT/2K/XP, you could use the Messenger service. From a command prompt:
NET SEND computername Howdy! How are you?
If you're behind a router, you can run the Messenger service, but people have learned to use that to spam:
Since Win98 doesn't support NET SEND, you need an additional utility:
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