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    I have a Win98 peer-to-peer network setup at home between my P233 desktop (main), the wife's P166 laptop, and the kids 486/66 (yes, I still have one that works ). All 3 machines are running Win98; SE on the main desktop with ICS enabled.

    Neither the laptop or kids machines will allow me to drag-and-drop files over the network. Nor can I copy and paste them from one machine to another... can't even use the menu commands to copy them. Explorer locks-up (not responding). I can, however, push them over from the main system with no problem at all.

    Can anyone help explain what might be going on here? I've checked all the obvious stuff: MS client, file & print sharing, TCP/IP, and NetBEUI installed and enabled on all 3 machines. Can't seem to figure this one out.
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    try deleting one of the protocols... maybe the on you 'main' machine it has a different primary protocol than the others... I asumet he workgroup/domain settings are the same on all machines...
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    One other thought if all of the machines are on the same workgroup...

    ...in a home-network scenario, check the bindings for NetBEUI and TCP/IP on all of the machines. Your NetBEUI bindings should only have the "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" checked.

    But your TCP/IP bindings should not have these two services checked on any of the computers. If they are, I believe the "World of Microsoft" will attempt to use IP for file services on your intranet (home network)-- which I don't believe fully support access levels and other niceities used for drag and dropping.

    Since you're using ICS, isolate the file sharing traffic from the internet traffic and it becomes easier to troubleshoot.

    Hope this helps.
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    Originally posted by ProjectZero
    ...in a home-network scenario, check the bindings for NetBEUI and TCP/IP on all of the machines.
    OK... NetBEUI is bound to the client and file and printer sharing while TCP/IP is not. Still doesn't work... I even added IPX/SPX and bound it the same as NetBEUI.

    I can do anything I want between the laptop and the kids box but neither of them will work with the desktop. Even if you right-click on a file, Explorer immediately locks up (not responding). This is getting really frustrating, especially since I know next to nothing about networking.

    Just to clarify... I'm using TCP/IP essentially just for the Internet (ICS), while the peer-to-peer LAN should be using NetBEUI??? Do I or don't I need IP addresses on the 3 units? I'm totally confused!
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    my advice is to get rid of everything but TCP/IP on your machines, check automatic IP adress assignement, and disable DCHP in the WINS box (I think). WOrks for me on many different networks.
    BEN
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    Originally posted by BEN
    my advice is to get rid of everything but TCP/IP on your machines, check automatic IP adress assignement, and disable DCHP in the WINS box (I think). WOrks for me on many different networks.
    BEN
    mmm how will the machines get an IP-adress if there is not PDC (and/or BDC)??

    how about taking it 1 step at the time, remove all protocols execpt NETBUI and see if it works then. If so add TCP/IP
    if not you found out where the problem is....
    etc. etc.

    b.t.w. I normally get static IP's for my lan machines...
    Also check what subnet you are using some of them are restrcited.. try 255.255.255.0 for the subnet..
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