Here's my immediate goal (besides stop pulling my hair): network 2 computers in addition to adding a Cisco 760 ISDN lan modem (trying to sqeeze more speed out of the ISDN connection since both the modem & my ISP support compression ....so they claim anyway).
The cast of characters:
* A home grown system, based on a FIC VA-503 mother board with an AMD K2-350, with an SMC ISA eitherEZ8416 (I do not have an open PCI slot on this machine)
* a Packard Bell P 200 with an Linksys LNE100TX Fast eithernet
* a Linksys 5 port hub
* Cisco 760 lan modem
For protocols, both machines have installed on them:
* Client for Networks
* File/printer sharing
The TCP/IP are set as 192.168.0.1 (home grown Frenkenstein), 192.168.0.2 (the Packard Bell), and 192.168.0.3 for the Cisco.
The submask is set to 255.255.255.0 on all
Bindigs on both checked for client for networks and file/printer sharing.
WINS config disabled.
Workgroup name is the same (even checked the spelling .... several times)
I have pinged and each system will only detect itself.
There are no apparent IRQ conflicts on either machine.
The problem: Under Network Hood, neither system will see the other (even when promissed bribes). as for setting up the Cisco, forget it, as it freaks out, due to the lack of cooperation between the two systems.
Short of going postal on this set of fine computing equipment, can anyone come up with any suggestions?
Thanks a bunch for your anticipated suggestions, as well as for offering this forum.