Try this command: net view \win98name. If it is system error 5, it could be permission issue; if it is 53, it could be firewall or netbios issue. It is better create the same username no both computers.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Shell" <Shell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5B8C9908-5302-4C81-89AB-2A5751B1B7E0@microsoft.com...
When trying to map a 98se machine, Visat wants me to input a user name and PW
to connect to a 98SE machine. 98SE doesn't require a user name, and, if I
give Vista the logon user name for 98se, Vista adds the
I saw Roberts suggestion to make the names the same, but that seems to mean
redoing one of the computers over again - and at that, it might not work
either. I also saw Lynn enabled netbios over tcp/ip but mine is greyed out.
Doesn't Vista have a simple way of connecting the network like 98SE and XP
Once I get this solved, it may solve the problem of other comps not seeing
the Vista shared printer - first though, I have to get the network working.