Win95/98 Connecting to Windows2000
The connection from Windows95/98
to Windows 2000 using TCP/IP is
very similar to the connection from Windows95/98 to NT4:
||The Windows95/98 Dialup-Connection
is configured for TCP/IP
(to obtain the
We define the Username and
password, which is permitted to use
the connection (defined using definition
of the connection)
||Once the connection is established,
we would like to use the Network
(It may take a some time for the
systems to be displayed)
||But if the Server is NOT displayed:
||Make sure, that the system dialing in
has defined the SAME workgroup
name as the Windows2000 system.
||If the systems still are not displayed
(it may be too much work to change
each time the workgroup-name, which
requires on Windows95/98 a restart),
we use the Workaround:
"Find" / "Computer",
name of the called system.
once it is located, we double-click
on it to display the shared
If you get
"Enter Network Password"
for the resource IPC$:
then you did NOT login properly
to your Windows95/98 system:
The username and password
defined to make the connection is
only used to validate the
||To validate the access to shared
resources (disks, files, printers),
it is the username and password
defined at starting/booting your
||With the proper username and
password at BOTH startup/
booting and making the connection,
you can access the data, if it
has been shared for you.
What about connection to the other systems on the
network, as they as listed on the
called system in "My Network Places"
/ "Computers Near Me" ?
if the "Incoming Connection" on the called system is configured to
"Allow callers to access the network", we need WINS
to be installed somewhere
on the network and the clients to be configured for WINS to get
all systems displayed
in the Network Neighborhood.
Without WINS, also "Find" / "Computer" will
NOT locate other systems on the network.
(a "Find Computer" sends out a
broadcast message, however the called system is acting as a
between the network segments "modem-modem" and LAN, and
routers do NOT forward broadcast
||You need to know the
Computer name and
IP-address of the system,
to which you like to connect.
Make first the TCP/IP
PING test to verify, that
you have a connection to
||Then, define the IP-address
and Computer name in
LMHOSTS (add it at
end of the file, LMHOSTS
on Win95/98 is located in
you may have to rename
LMHOSTS.SAM to LMHOSTS)
To have this new entry take
effect, reboot or run the
command: nbtstat -R
||"Find" / "Computer"
knows now the IP-address
and is able to locate the
system on the network,
allowing you to access
the shared resources.