peer to peer network issues

By tunnel
Feb 24, 2004
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  1. I have two machine connected by hub and ethnernet cable (No internet access )

    One is Win XP, called tunnel-hpc, IP 192.168.0.1, subnet 255.255.255.0, no DNS server and Gateway

    The other is Win98, called tunnel-hpc2, IP 192.168.0.2, submet 255.255.255.0, no DNS server and Gateway

    Both machine has same workgroup

    Now Win98 can ping 192.168.0.1 and TELNET/FTP to 192.168.0.1. Everything is good.

    But WinXP can not connected to Win98, Even ping 192.168.0.2 fails.

    I exchang cable and hub port. Nothing help.

    Can some give me a hand?

    Thanks
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    That would seem pretty unexplainable to me.

    The only possibilities that cross my mind is that your 98 computer may have firewall software installed or has an improperly configured HOST file which blocks access from certain IPs or computers (Can't imagine why...)

    Other than that, user error would be the only other thing I can think of. Perhaps the IP address of your Windows 98 computer isn't really 192.168.0.2
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    What do you get when (from a DOS-window) you type in: ipconfig /all
  4. tunnel

    tunnel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks rick and realblackstuff. It looks unreasonable to me too. I did not set any firewall software explicitely. Is there somewhere XP or 98 set/unset firewall.

    I ping localhost from XP. It works. But ping 192.168.0.2 always
    timeout.


    The following is XP and 98 ipconfig
    --------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tunnel-hpc
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-D0-45-DF-38
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 130.35.249.41
    138.2.202.15
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 130.35.62.34
    Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 138.2.202.14


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows 98 IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . : tunnel-hpc2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
    NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : Yes

    0 Ethernet adapter :

    Description . . . . . . . . : PPP Adapter.
    Physical Address. . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-00-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Primary WINS Server . . . . :
    Secondary WINS Server . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

    1 Ethernet adapter :

    Description . . . . . . . . : NDIS 4.0 driver

    Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-E0-29-71-A4-D0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . :
    Primary WINS Server . . . . :
    Secondary WINS Server . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . :
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    On your W98 machine you have to change "Netbios resolution uses DNS" to No.
    Looks like you might have 2 instances of TCP/IP in your \control Panel\Network settings.
    Are you logging on as "Client for MS Network"?
  6. tunnel

    tunnel Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    realblackstuff,

    I disabled "Netbios resolution uses DNS" and no difference. I have 2 instances of TCP/IP. One is modem adapter (not use any longer). The other is ethernet adapter. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance


    Windows 98 IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . : tunnel-hpc2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . :
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
    NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : No

    0 Ethernet adapter :

    Description . . . . . . . . : PPP Adapter.
    Physical Address. . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-00-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Primary WINS Server . . . . :
    Secondary WINS Server . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . :

    1 Ethernet adapter :

    Description . . . . . . . . : NDIS 4.0 driver

    Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-E0-29-71-A4-D0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . :
    Primary WINS Server . . . . :
    Secondary WINS Server . . . :
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . :
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . :
  7. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    On the W98, try setting the Default Gateway to 192.168.0.1 (your XP).
    If your modem is no longer needed, remove the modem-hardware and uninstall anything to do with dial-up.

    Are both networkcables from PC to hub of the straight variety?
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