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machine 1 - homebuilt running 98SE
machine 2 - laptop running 98SE
machine 3 - homebuilt running ME
Interconnection - D-Link DI604 Router

Problem:
#2 & #3 can access #1, each other, and the internet...
#1 cannot access #2 or #3 but can access Internet

Displayed error:
"Unable to browse the network

The network in not accessible. ..."
 

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this may help. quoted form www.chicagotech.net.

NetBIOS and WINS are required in a mixed network
NetBIOS and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000 and XP) networks to provide backward-compatibility older versions of Windows. If you have a domain mixed-mode network with DHCP and DNS, you are better to cerate WINS in your system. In workgroup mixed-mode network, most people enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to resolve NetBIOS name to equivalent to IP addresses. Alternatively, you can install NetBEUI protocol in the clients.
 

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Make sure any firewalls on 2 & 3 are configured to allow access from 1.
 

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Pretty sure you don't need (and can't have) a WINS server with Win98 and ME.

As far as NetBIOS settings with Win98, I don't even think you have the option to uncheck it in the first place.

I have seen where the networking files can get corrupted causing this type of problem. For that I needed to uninstall the networking components, reboot, and reinstall again. Make sure you have access to both the OS source files as well as the network card drivers.
 
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