Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: Windows 95-98 networking + Windows machine booting in dos mode every time...

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    4

    Post Windows 95-98 networking + Windows machine booting in dos mode every time...

    Okay, is it possib;le to network windows95-98, if so, how, and how hard is it??
    also, can you boot a windows machine into dos mode ,everytime, without going into windows??
    thanx..

  2. #2
    Retired Admin Aaron Cake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,464

    Cool

    I don't know why I am answering this, but....

    Yes, it is easily possible to network Win9x to any MS OS. There are many sites ont the Internet that cover basic Windows networking, so there's no point me going through the whole thing. Basically, you need to install a network card in each machine, install a protocal (for small networks, use NetBEUI as there is no configuration needed), install the Client For MS Networks, make sure the workgroup on both machines matches, install file and print sharing. That should get it up and running. Then share something on a machine and it should appear in Network Neighborhood.

    As for booting Windows into DOS, edit the MSDOS.SYS file and change the BOOTGUI line to false (or 0). Or just use TweakUI. If you had searched, you would have found this info.
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    4

    Post

    I have tried before, but I found that windows 95 would only allow a workgroup with all capital letters, but windows 98 only alows the first letter to be capital...???
    is this true, or don't I know what I am talking about?? I think its the latter of the 2...

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    4

    Post

    Well, I tried it, and no sucsess...

    any ideas???

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somerset, UK
    Posts
    14

    Post

    Setting up a network between two PCs takes a bit more than just making sure they have both got the same workgroup name! You have to sort out their IP addresses and things like that.

    Its a bit much to type the entire procedure out here, so the best bet would be to do a search on the web for 'set up PC network' or something similar. You should be able to find a guide that will help you out.

  6. #6
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    355

    Post

    www.practicallynetworked.com

    Contains all the info you need to get a netowrk setup.

  7. #7
    Retired Admin Aaron Cake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,464

    Cool

    SkinnyBoy: There are some quirks with workgroups in Win95 and Win98, but just make the workgroup the same on both machines and you won't have a problem. In theory, they are not case sensitie, but I have seen examples that contradict this. Just make both workgroups "mp3" or something. Even if the workgroups are different, it will not effect operation of the network. You will still be able to access the machine by doing "\\machinename\sharename"

    Toaster: I told him to use NetBEUI, which does not use IP addresses. I chose it because it is the simplist protocal for small networks, and it's broadcasting ability almost assures that machines will shop up in Network Neighbourhood.
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

  8. #8
    FLAC
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
    Posts
    1,311

    Angry

    something tells me SkinnyBoy you don't know how to use the web or internet.... Also this is prolly the most stupidest question you could have asked
    abcd-1
    Author of CobraI,II,III and now CobraIV.
    You can contact me on AOL instant messenger....nick is cenwesi or cenwesi3

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Somerset, UK
    Posts
    14

    Smile

    Toaster: I told him to use NetBEUI, which does not use IP addresses. I chose it because it is the simplist protocal for small networks, and it's broadcasting ability almost assures that machines will shop up in Network Neighbourhood.
    I didn't actually know that NetBEUI removed the need for IP addresses I always set them all up manually. You learn something new everyday

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Abbotsford, BC, Canada
    Posts
    441

    Post

    Useful input: Case-sensitivity (and hyphenation, as in cable-modem'ed PCs) is only an issue if you're running SQL server (if you don't know what SQL server is, then it's going to be a LONG time before you need to know...)

    Useless input: You'll also need a network cable

    Useful input: If you're not going through a hub, you'll need to ensure that you're using a crossover cable... Again, see www.practicallynetworked.com for details

    ~m
    PII 266, 512 MB RAM, 10 Gig, 36x CD-ROM, 16x DVD, DeLorme GPS, 5.6" LCD Screen, Dschmidt power controller, Keypower ATX DC-DC Supply, PowerAmp Macro controller, Dauphin mini-Kbd.
    Sony Head Unit, Sony Unilink input selector, rear deck Kenwood 6x9's, stock door spkrs... All in my '96 Civic, of course :}
    BC ROCKS!!!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •