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Networking & Shared internet - WinXP Win98
Audible07 Apr-09-02 05:39 PM
Here the brake down

PC #1
Name: HOST
Workgroup: HOME
Internet: DSL
OS: WinXP
Network cards: DLink and Realtek

PC #2
Name: SLAVE
Workgroup: HOME
Internet: Through PC #1
OS: Win 98 1st ed.
Network card: NE2000 Compatible PCI

I ran the home network wizard and configured everything properly.
Then I used a diskette to put the wizard on, and ran it on the Win98 system. Rebooted both computers. Nothing. No internet, no visible shared folder in NetNeighbourhood.

I shared everything on both computers. For a while I thought it might be the card. So I set the card on the Win98 machine to the same as the WinXP card that is connected to the Win98 and I'd get a "IP Conflict" error. So I knew that the card works fine.

When set back to "Obtain IP automaticly", I ran WINIPCFG and pinged that ip from the WinXP pc. Nothing.

I'm really stumped!!!


1. RE: Networking & Shared internet - WinXP Win98
Audible07 Apr-09-02 05:43 PM
In response to message 0
Oh yah! My wire is crossover. For no hub networks.
Just ethernets. So that cross that out.

2. RE: Networking & Shared internet - WinXP Win98
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-09-02 06:52 PM
In response to message 1
Take a look at http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se/intro.htm , I have a feeling your Client For Microsoft Networks as well as your file and printer sharing isn't enabled. Run though the configuration again and let us know what you find.

3. RE: Networking & Shared internet - WinXP Win98
Audible07 Apr-09-02 08:29 PM
In response to message 2
Nope. That's all good.

When I check the network adapter in Win98
It says Novell 2000. Does that matter?


4. RE: Networking & Shared internet - WinXP Win98
lbyard Apr-09-02 11:31 PM
In response to message 3
It could. Win 9x will often erroneously assign a Novel compatible network adapter IRQ 3 when in fact it may be set to something else. Is the board Plug 'n Prey or is it set for a specific IRQ (http://duxcw.com/faq/network/combonic.htm). The Windows assigned IRQ can be changed manually in Windows for most of these boards. Larry

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