Networking XP & 98

  Simon Baum 19:43 13 Aug 2003

I'm trying to set up a wireless network at home. I've two PCs - one running XP and the other Windows 98.

I've successfully connected both to the Internet via a router. However when I try and run the XP Wizard to set up a network, and run the object provided on floppy on the Windows 98 PC after the files have been copied and the PC reboots I then get a message that "the wizard cannot find your network hardware".

Any ideas?

  spikeychris 19:55 13 Aug 2003

Happens a lot with XP's network wizard.

1. Go to Control Panel | Network and:

a. Set the workgroup name to home.

b. Enable File and Printer Sharing.

c. Install Client for Microsoft Networks.

d. Install TCP/IP and configure it as follows:

IP Address: Obtain an IP address automatically

WINS Configuration: Use DHCP for WINS Resolution

Gateway: remove all gateways

DNS Configuration: Disable DNS

2. Go to Control Panel | Internet Options | Connections and:

a. configure it to never dial a connection.

b. click the LAN Settings button and un-check all of the options

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