Hello everyone!" i need help", me and my brother have pc's rather close to each other and wanted to network them ,mainly for games and to act as as a gateway for internet purposes.My pc is an athlon 2400,512mb ram,win xp,while my bro's is a pent 500mhz,64mb ram,win 98,both pcs have a port which looks like a large dial-up connection,i've purchases a cross over serial cable.i would'nt call myself a novice concerning o/s or pc's but networking....help,tryed tinkering with both pc for hours,without success.My main problem is win98 it gives very limited support in networking. Any suggestions?????
its a crossed cable via 2 pcs can connect direct to each,cable other crossed i think concerning referres incomming, outcomming data.the large connecter is i think 10/100 lan ethernet connection(on board)rj-45 connecters i think is the tech name.
remeber that win98 can't see through workgroups so the pcs need to be on the same workgroup. Xp will set this as mshome. Open up your pc and give it an ip address like
192.168.0.1 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 the win98 can bve set to use get an ip automatically.
We can help you as much as you need but you havn't really explained the problem. I networked an win98 pc to xp in minutes so you should be fine. PLEASE give us more detail about what your problem is here
rcently in pc adviser there was an article concerning networking,but this article only advised networking for win xp,so win xp is set up for networking,while win 98 is not,now my bro pc was a second hand jobby???,firstly i could not find any thing to do with nerworking and there was nothing in network groups,after a bit of tinkering win 98 had not been configured to do this and this was added.bingo!thought i was getting some ware,but how wrong i was!win 98 help menu!mm nowt,firstly in the hareware devices there seems to be loads of network cards,my bro manually adding them willy nilly so im not sure if its onbourd or pci....i'll have a look