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Can't connect to Win 98 client
Authored by: greggomer on Oct 02, '01 10:32:05PM

Any thoughts, I have a couple of simple windows 98 clients, and I can't connect to them. I tried smb://10.1.1.33/C/ which is not password protected. And I also tried smb://10.1.1.34/SHARE/ which is password protected. Neither share was accesible. I dont even get a prompt to enter a password.

It is a simple Network, no Server or domain, just Piere to Piere home network. Can this implimentation of Samba Work with a Win 98 client, is so any tips on what we need to do? Or will this only work with Win 2000 and servers?

From the look of the Kbase article, right now they only have one error message that covers all the possible errors "No file server available" It says you'll even get that if the password was wrongs. , so I am hopeful that shows this portion of OS X isnt complete and will be improved in the future.

Thanks for the input.

Greg



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Can't connect to Win 98 client
Authored by: Another osX User on Oct 03, '01 02:11:52AM

FWIW, I couldn't connect to my girlfriend's Win2K machine using the IP.

Try connecting using smb://<Computer Name>/<Share Name>



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Same Here
Authored by: greggomer on Oct 03, '01 06:13:04PM

I tried to connect via the computer name, just for kicks, it let me right in. Didn't even require the Workgroup or password. Tried again with the IP, it didn't work. Don't know why, but only the computer name worked for me. But hey, it works great so no complaints.


Greg



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Can't connect to Win 98 client
Authored by: germsteel on Mar 05, '02 07:20:08PM

My solution:

Use Gordon Shukwit's excellent SMB Browse tool
www.shukwit.com

gs



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