How to Network Two Windows 95/98
Last updated: 1/17/2000
INSTALL THE NETWORKING SOFTWARE
the Network Control Panel. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel,
and double click the Network icon. You should see something like
may be fewer or more network components installed. This example
is from a computer with a new Windows 98 installation (not Second Edition),
a dial-up adapter (network interface to the MODEM) and the TCP/IP protocol
which were installed earlier for the Internet, and a new D-Link DFE-530TX
network adapter which was just installed. Windows automatically
bound (associated) the TCP/IP protocol to the network adapter when the
network adapter was installed. That is, the protocol is loaded
with the adapter and can be used by the adapter.
the NetBEUI protocol. In the above window, click the Add...
button. In this window double-click Protocol.
Microsoft (window to the right) and double-click the NetBEUI icon. You
will end-up with a network component list looking something like the next
unnecessary protocols... There may be even more stuff listed and usually
more stuff than you need. The rule is, if you don't need it,
remove it. By doing so, you reduce network overhead and make the
network more efficient and less vulnerable to intruders (you can always
reinstall a protocol).
First, if you are not going to use TCP/IP on your LAN to
share an Internet connection, etc., use the remove button to delete it from
the list where it is bound (listed with) the network adapter. Do not
remove it from your Dial-Up adapter. Likewise, remove NetBEUI from
the Dial-Up connector. If IPX/SPX is installed, and you don't need
it, remove all instances of it. You may also see the Microsoft
Family Login Client. I usually remove that as well.
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