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    NETBEUI or wired bridge

    I have a small lan of 4 win98 computers all wired and an additional 2 XP machines wired 250 feet away. The XP computers are used to fix up old motherboards and play.
    The one router is hooked in near the 98 comps.
    Now all users can see and use all files on all comps. Iwould like to isolate the XPs with NETBEUI. Then the XPs would have full sharing and the 98s would still have sharing amoung thenselves.
    I installed NETBEUI but the properties is greyed out and is not useable.
    Can anyone help me get NETBEUI working?

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    What exact steps did you do when you say you installed NetBEUI?

    Are the 98 machines doing wide open file shares that you wish to keep the XP rigs from getting into?
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    JackMDS might have solved it. NETBEUI properties is supposed to be greyed out.
    No I want the XPs to be blocking the 98s but the XPs to have file sharing between themselves. Like having two lans sharing one router and not seeing each other. I've read that a bridge can do that but they are hundreds of dollars.
    I have used JackMDS instructions and will see if I can get the XPs sharing alone.
    Thanks for your fast reply.

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    Talking

    Woot! 98s just show a "forever hour glass" if they explore XPs' files

    Everbody still gets on the net. XPs share with a password. the 98s share openly. Got the idea from Speed guide site.
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    Ahh good...when you said "not usable"...I thought you meant the checkbox wasn't available to bind. Yeah, there's nothing to configure with NetBEUI as far as properties.

    Since you only wanted to prevent the 98 machines from seeing the XP shares...I'd not even both worrying about NetBEUI..just use user accounts/permissions on the shares on the XP boxes..leave 'em all TCP/IP.
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    Just wanted to try something different. It works very well. Only have to put in the password when I reboot. The XPs run 24/7.

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    It's me again. Same question but now it's all larger.
    isp-modem-router-16 switch-10 local boxes+250 feet cat5e-16 switch-10 boxes[research].
    The research boxes need to be hid from the "home" boxes. Netbeui worked but the research boxes were slowed down.
    I would like a hardware solution to this problem. Would a Smart Switch work?
    D-Link WEB SMART DES-1226G or something like it.? Cant find a bridge .
    A bridge would work?
    Some thoughts please I'm stuck. The hundreds of dollars isnt as important as availability.

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    If your router supports DD-WRT try flashing it and use VLANs to separate the XP and 98 machines.

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    The "home boxes are win 98 and XP. The "research" boxes are win 3.11, caldera 2, 2003 server, win x64. So I think I need a hardware solution.
    My router is a DLink EBR2310.

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