How to Network Two Windows 95/98
Last updated: 1/17/2000
DO WE HAVE A NETWORK?
both computers... Both computers are configured and connected
together with a crossover cable, right? Shut-down and power-off both
computers. Turn one of them on and make sure it has booted all the
way up to Windows. Logon. Go to the other one and turn it on
and wait for it to boot all the way up. Logon.
if network exists... Open the Windows Explorer, find the Network
Neighborhood, and click the + to the left of the icon. You should
see this after expanding icons. If you get an error when clicking
the + sign, your computer has a networking problem. If you don't
see the other computer, the network may have a problem.
On the Windows Explorer Menu click View and
select Refresh. If you still don't see the other computer,
right click the Network Neighborhood icon and select Find Computer... Type-in
two back slashes followed by the other computer's name and click the Find Now button.
If that fails to find and connect the other
computer, find the network adapter diagnostics program, which comes with
most networks adapters, and run it at both ends of the network. Test the
network at the hardware level if it has that capability. If it passes,
recheck the configurations on both computers. In many cases, the problem
is that both computers are not using the same protocol. Beyond that,
look in our FAQs. If
you can't find the answer there, post the problem in our Forums.
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