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    Default networking windows 98

    I just went to network my computers after doing a windows 98 reinstall some months ago,

    after finding network.txt on my computer, a text copy from pressF1 faq some kind member here wrote. (not sure were it is now I could not find it a few moments ago)

    Just some notes:
    At first I had trouble getting to see the "local" computer (in the one I was fixing) in the "Network Neighborhood" folder from the icon on the desktop, all it showed was "Entire Network" (not sure what I did to fix that)

    Then I found that to see the other computer I had to install NetBEUI (Protocol), as the other computer already had it,
    I did not install IPX/SPX.

    but found I could not do a "ping 192168.0.2"
    it came up with bad command or file name

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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    but found I could not do a "ping 192168.0.2"
    it came up with bad command or file name
    It should be ping 192.168.0.2 if what you typed isnt a typo.

    Leave the "s out.

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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    you didnt mention that both pcs are win98 ?.........anyway...if one is xp you'd hav to install netbuei also as it's not installed by default......
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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    "Bad command or filename" means the PC can't find ping.exe, otherwise you'd get "could not find host."

    Ping.exe is in the "C:\WINDOWS\system32" directory typically.

    try "CD C:\WINDOWS\system32" then the ping

    It's probably your PATH environment variable messed up. I can't remember where you fix this in Win98.

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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    Quote Originally Posted by drcspy
    if one is xp you'd hav to install netbuei also as it's not installed by default......
    I don't believe a PC running netbuei only would respond to a ping, because it's a different protocol.

    Typically I'd install TCP/IP on all PC's, to get Internet connectivity.

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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    yep tcp/ip for internet but for networkign 98 one of the easiest protocols is netbuei....so it'd have to be installed on both machines
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    Default Re: networking windows 98

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric should of said yesterday

    but found I could not do a "ping 192.168.0.2"
    it came up with bad command or file name
    Speedy Gonzales
    Sorry for the typo-error.
    As for the quote marks, the instructions from pressf1 web site was ......... oh bugger, I am sure yesterday it read the reverse. it has been a few years since I last did it

    Both computer are windows 98se.

    The reason I think the text came from pressF1 web site it says ...... If not, then you may have to post a specific question to the PressF1 site.

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