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Old 01-16-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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Router with PC and laptop connected. Internet works great from both, and I can VNC back and forth. Win ME on the puter, XP Pro on the laptop. I have my C and D drives on the Puter shared (PC named "Home"), drives are shared simply as C and D, yet I can't map them from the laptop?

I've done this hundreds of times, and yes, MS printer and file sharing is loaded.
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And it has worked before?
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Not this particular combination, but between 2 pc'* ok. (mine and pooky'*, hers running xp).
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I'm wondering if it has to do with ME. My uncle was in the same situation, sharing drives on ME and trying to access them from an XP machine. I have yet to figure that one out.

Sorry, I don't have too much advice. I'm wondering about this as well.
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Its basic, but maybe this is helpful?

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxpwin9x.htm
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Anytime I've done networking in the past between my Windows 2000 Pro and Windows 98 it has made me setup identical user profiles. The login name and password has to be the same on both computers for it to work. This probably isn't the case with yours, but that is the problem I've had in the past.

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can your laptop see that your puter even exists? are you using a switch, router, or hub? hub should be the answer. i use a router, with wireless networking. both laptops along with 1 computer access the net via wireless, and another computer wired to the router directly. wll work fine, but just cant see each other at all. still cant figure it out.
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are they in the same workgroup? make sure that the laptop and computer are both in something like mshome. You can make it whatever you want, like willwren or whatever, just make sure both are in the same workgroup.
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can your laptop see that your puter even exists? are you using a switch, router, or hub? hub should be the answer. i use a router, with wireless networking. both laptops along with 1 computer access the net via wireless, and another computer wired to the router directly. wll work fine, but just cant see each other at all. still cant figure it out.
shouldnt matter whether he is using a switch, router, or hub.
make sure u have file and print sharing enabled, and the drives shared.
u also need to have a profile with the username ur logging into the 98 system with on the xp system.
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right, it shouldnt. but stuff doesnt always work like it should. i just got tired of my problem and came to accept it. i cant use ftp sites either. its pretty stupid.

go ahead and upgrade to window xp pro. then we'll talk. <jk>

you got an extra ethernet connection? create a crossover connection between the computer. ive done that before successfully.
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