Call Waiting Shutoff
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
When using dial up networking, you can disable call waiting from the Dialing Properties dialog box of your modem in Control Panel.

Connect Reliably
Platform: Windows CE User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
If you've installed everything correctly and just can't connect reliably, try starting the HPC Explorer first, then when it says "Waiting to connect" doc your machine. Sometimes this is more reliable than having the machine docked before you start HPC Explorer.

Master Browser
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Intermed. Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
Win 95 machines logged into a NT network, must have the master browser feature disabled, or they will argue with the NT server over who will maintain the list. Causing delays and extra network traffic. The default setting is "automatic". The Fix --- Go to "Network properties". Highlight "File and printer sharing for MS Networks". Click the "properties" box. Highlight "Master Browser". Select "disabled" from menu on right. Click "OK". Click "OK". Re-boot for changes to take affect.

Peer-to-peer Problems w/PCI NIC's
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Advanced Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
When doing a clean install of Windows 95 (any version) to a PC that has a PCI network interface card installed, peer-to-peer networking may not work properly after it is installed. Fix this by clicking on Control Panel, Network. Double-click the icon for your PCI NIC and click on the Advanced tab. Select the EXACT PCI slot number the NIC is in, reboot, and peer-to-peer networking should be up and running.

Resolve DNS without a Nameserver
Platform: Windows 95 User Level: Advanced Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
You can map a machines IP to any hostname you want by editing the HOSTS file in C:\windows. The File must be called HOSTS with no extension. Be careful not to map an IP to a name that you already use for dial-up networking. EX. Your Computers IP is 123.123.12.3 and you want your computer to be called by myserver.myhost.com. Simply edit the HOSTS file to map like this: 123.123.12.3 - myserver.myhost.com - # my server. Then you can call the server at IP 123.123.12.3 by myserver.myhost.com (ex. http://myserver.myhost.com). Remember you must reboot your computer after you edit this file in order for the changes to take effect.

Running Network Resources
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
Rather than mapping a drive to a resource, you can run a network resource by typing in the UNC name (like \\computername\resource) and access the resource right away!

Sending EXE files with the IR port
Platform: Windows CE User Level: Intermed. Submitted by:
You know what is really anoying? The fact that you cannot send *.exe files over infra red to another HPC. Windows CE just won't let you do that. I figured out how to get around that. All you have to do is change the file extension! Ex. You want to send the file cascade.exe; 1st-make a copy of the file.; 2nd-change the copy's file extension to .wav. (it becomes unrecognizable); 3nd-send.; 4th-once received on other HPC, change file extension back to .exe (file becomes recognizable); the file was successfully sent!

Sharing Hidden Folders
Platform: Windows 95/98/NT User Level: Beginner Submitted by: Joe Lagaseeno
To make a network share hidden, put a dollar sign ($) on the end of the share name. Only people who know the exact name of the share will be able to access it.

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