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Win98 se and win98
volkbug69r Dec-26-00 11:19 PM
I have a single IP cable connection. Ive got a win98 se machine with connected to the cable and its working fine. I want to lan the win 98 pc to the 98se. If i only have one nic in the se machine with cable it runs fine. When I install the second nic to share files and the internet it wont even access the internet. I need some suggestions on how to lan the 2 pcs and share the net! Thankie much,
Brandon

1. RE: Win98 se and win98
lbyard Dec-27-00 05:13 PM
In response to message 0
By far the best way to do it is to buy a router such as the SMC Barricade (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/smc/smc7004br/smc7004br.htm). A Barricade costs about $100, needs only one network adapter in each computer, and has quite a few advantages over software solutions. I have found that the second best way is with SyGate (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/sygate/sygate.htm). The latest version of SyGate is advertised to work with a single network adapter, but I have not tried it. Windows 98 SE and Me ICS would be my third choice and works OK for casual browsing and E-Mail. It has problems with some games and conferencing. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/win98se_cab/intro.htm for sharing a cable MODEM with Windows SE. Check your Win 98 SE configuration to be sure the TCP/IP componets are bound to the correct adapters… click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections, Ssharing, and check which adapters are used to Connect to the Internet using and Connect to my home network using and change to properly conform. You may have an IRQ conflict with your network adapters. Check for exclamation marks in Start, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager, and run the Windows IRQ conflict troubleshooter if you see one next to one of the network adapters. If you motherboard has the VIA MVP3 chipset, download the VIA 4-in1 drivers from http://www.viatech.com/drivers/index.htm and install the IRQ Routing Driver. Try moving one of them to a different PCI slot. If you still have a conflict enable Windows IRQ steering by going into your CMOS Setup and enabling O/S is PnP Aware. Larry

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