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Cannot access network share

Cannot access network share

Cannot access network share

(OP)
I am trying to access a network share on Win 98 2nd platform. I can see the PC in Network Neighborhood so when I double click on it, I get "//rsipple is not accessible. This device does not exist on the network". Same thing happens on another Win 98 PC. I can access it from a Windows 2000 platform though and I can also access other PCs on the Windows 98 platform.

RE: Cannot access network share

What OS is running on the machine your trying to connect to?  If it's NT or 2000 do you have the hard drive set to NTFS?  I believe that Windows 98 can't access a NTFS file partition.

Just an idea,

Kenny

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
The OS on the PC I'm trying to connect to is Win 2000 Pro.
I can connect to another NTFS partition on Win 2000 from a 98 workstation.

RE: Cannot access network share

Do u have the "File & Printer Sharing" enabled on the Win98 machines? Try checking them. You can find these options in the network settings. Enable sharing both. You can also try sharing one dummy folder on these machines and see if you are able to reach them over the network.

Cheers

Ash   


  

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
I do have file and printer sharing enable on the win98 machine. I cannot even access a folder within the pc because it says the pc is not available on the network.

RE: Cannot access network share

That is what i want you to enable!! Go to the network properties of the Win98 machine(accessing the machine locally) from its Control Panel; and enable "File & Printer Sharing".

Ash   


  

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
As I said before, it is already enabled.

RE: Cannot access network share

You'll need a user account set up on the win2000 machine with same user name/password as you use to log onto win98 machine you're trying to access it from (or the guest account on Win2000 machine enabled - but that's not recommended as it creates security problems). The win2000 machine will have to have some shared resources (other than the default ones like C$) set up as well.

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
I did setup a user account with the same password that would log into the win98 machine on the 2000 machine. I created another share giving the user administrative rights.
I can access the shares on another 2000 machine but not using any win98 machines. I can also access another 2000 machine on the win98 machine but not that specific one.

RE: Cannot access network share

Right click on the Drive or folder(s) that you want shared and select sharing. Click on share as and give it a share name. Set access type acccording. If you haven't done this already. You might need to reboot after also.

RE: Cannot access network share

Right click on the Drive or folder(s) that you want shared and select sharing. Click on share as and give it a share name. Set access type acccording. If you haven't done this already. You might need to reboot after also. You should see the "outreached hand" icon indicating that it is shared.

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
I already created a new share on the drive and rebooted. It has the "hand" already and I am able to access it from another win2000 machine. I just cannot access it from a win98 machine. I tried to delete and recreate the share too and that did not work either.

RE: Cannot access network share

Check to make sure both the 98 and 2000 machines are using the same protocols.

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
They have same configuration....

Client for Microsoft Network
TCP/IP Protocol
Netware Client
IPX/SPX Protocol
Same domain

RE: Cannot access network share

They aren't in different domains or workgroups are they?

RE: Cannot access network share

Hi Friend,

I believe you need another NIC for your Win98 machine in question.  Also, replace the network cable with another known good...

Yeah, Baby!
AP

RE: Cannot access network share

Perhaps you might want to compare the configs on the
two 98 workstations. The one that works vs. the one that doesn't. If you haven't done so. Or try a different port on your router or switch and force a release/renew of the ip.

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
They are in the same domain and workgroup. None of the 98 workstations can access the share on the win2000 workstation. All of the win2000 workstation can access the share though. So obviously the problem lies on the win2000 workstation that i'm trying to access because I can access other win2000 workstation on any of the win98 workstations. I just don't know how to fix the problem.  

RE: Cannot access network share

What about the machine name and share name? Is this 2000 machine name like the other 2000 machines? Same naming conventions, number of characters, no special symbols?

RE: Cannot access network share

(OP)
Machine name is the same as other machines. No special characters, etc. It is configured the same as others. Share name is just letters.

RE: Cannot access network share

Are you certain that the folder you are trying to access is not located on an NTFS partition.  It is possible that the other 2000 machines are not NTFS but this one is.

RE: Cannot access network share

sorry...still me...

I had a similar problem trying to connect three differnt OS's on my home peer-to-peer network (Win98, Win2k and XP).

For Win 98 to access the Win 2k share I needed to set permissions on the share to include the user from the Win98 workstation.  That meant setting up that user locally on the Win 2K box.

I notice you're running a Netware client...is it a novell network?

RE: Cannot access network share

I might be mistaken but, If you have two mchines setup with identical share names, within the same workgroup, under the
same domain, what distinguishes the two from one anther?

RE: Cannot access network share

The solution is simple. Just enable NetBIOS over IP on borh machines.
Regards.

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Thanks Deivis!!! I had the same problem and enabling NetBIOS on the Win2k machine solved it.

RE: Cannot access network share

You need to do to the windows 2000 machine and setup a user account with the same name as the one you use to log into the 98 machine.   If this does not work Add netbui on both machines if that works then remove netbui and reboot.

RE: Cannot access network share

I have the same problem when trying to access network share located on Win2k computer from Win98SE based computer. I get the same error message. From Win2k computer I can access network share in Win98, but not vice versa. There are more Win2k computers on the network and all of them are inaccessable from Win98. But I can access WinNT 4.0 Server. This problem persist if there is IPX network protocol. Even enabling NetBIOS on both computers didn't help. If I install TCP/IP, everything works fine. But TCP/IP is not as fast as IPX. Please, help!

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I am having a similar problem as Arkiontech is but i am trying to make it so my roommate can access (print mostly) my machine which is win2k from his which is a win95 machine. I had already solved the win 98 prob, It is as Hazard2002 has said. I created accounts (on the 2k machine) with the same name that the user enter when they log into their machine(win 98 etc). Now remember that the login must be for a network connection and not just a plain windows password login screen unless it happens to be the same. From a win2k to a win2k machine not much is necessary to do, they talk and share much simpler than 98 to 2k but 2k should read a 98 machine without many problems provided that the networking options are similar. To get back to my dilemma win95 machines don’t have logon screens when entering the computer (at least non that i am aware of). Any help would be welcome.

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For me it is not a login/password related problem. When I use TCP/IP or NetBEUI, everything works fine: I can access network share on Win2k as it should be, because my win98 login and password are the same as my administrative account on Win2k. The problem is if I switch to IPX, I get that stupid error: ""//<computer> is not accessible. This device does not exist on the network". From win2k I can browse win98 shared folders thus I conclude that the problem is not rellated with internal network number (which is 0 on both computers) or frame type (set to Auto on both, because there is a WinNT 4.0 server on the nework) of IPX protocol. About your dilemma, Pagantus: Win95 doesn't have logon screen when starting windows if Primary Network Logon in Network properties window is set to "Windows Logon". Set it "Client of Micorsoft network" and then you should get your logon window.

RE: Cannot access network share

Thank abysas, i didn't think of that.

RE: Cannot access network share

wow you guys have most of the probs figured out maybe you can help with this one......7 machine network, 4 x win98se and 2 WINME's. the server win2k Server NTFS Partition...

All show up in network neighbourhood but the server.....Why???

All machines can access server through the explorer \\"server Name" --- All shares work and everything seems fine.....The Server is shared correctly with accounts and admin rights are set.......

Sometimes after a reboot the server will show in networkneighbourhood on the clients but only for a brief period and then will dissapear...

Its only because we look for perfection that i ask this ? as everything is working.....

Regards scorpio

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PS.....Tcp/IP Protocols running on all machines and the server has a second network card for access to the internet (adsl modem) that all machines use, this works fine.

RE: Cannot access network share

I had the same problem... Remove IPX from the windows 98 computer and leave only TCP/IP... So the win98 computer can only use the IP protocol...

The problem is with the compatibility between the old IPX (win9x) and the new IPX (win2k and winXP)... I had the same problam playing Starcraft in network before the patch 1.09...IPX was not working...

LongStar

RE: Cannot access network share

I am having a similar problem.

I have a Windows 2000 server running helpdesk software and I cannot access a shared folder.  Other machines running windows 2k pro can see it fine, but my win98 machine cannot. The strange thing is that I can see the server in "network neigbourhood" but when I click it I get "does not exist"

If I go to the server itself and try to access a shared folder on my 98 machine, it works fine ..  I am running Novell Client also.

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks :)

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