Can't see the xp

Question

I have 3 computers networked together. (Cat5) One runs ME, one 98 and one XP. Before, one ran ME and two ran 98, I was able to see all computers on Network Neighborhood. After switching over to XP on one of the machines, I can't not see the ME or 98 computer from the XP computer, however, the 98 and ME computers can see each other and see the XP computer. The Me or 98 machines can access the XP machine (share files, use the printer attached to the XP machine), but the XP can't find either of the two. This is trying me batty trying to fix. What's also strange is this.. we can play games over the network (we are partial to Delta Force 2, yeah, I know it's old), but when we try to send a message (from withing the game) from the XP machine, it won't work. Yet, the XP machine will recieve messages from either of the other two computers.

Any ides would be GREATLY appreciated!

Rene Aguilera

Answer

This question was answered on May 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In order for youre network to work you have to set it up so that the xp computer is the main computer on your network since it uses the latest operarting system that is probably the reason why the xp sees the other two but they can't see him reconfigure your network and i am sure everything will turn up fine.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 13, 2003