Networking XP Pro with 95/98

  The Ghost of Inept Pig 16:42 20 Mar 2003
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Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone could offer me a viewpoint on how difficult it is to network a PC running XP Pro with one running either Windows 95/98?

Thanks

  recap 18:00 20 Mar 2003

If you run the network wizard from the XP machine first then go to the 95/98 machine and run it it should be easy. You will need a network card in both machines and a crossover cable.

  recap 18:02 20 Mar 2003

A thing to note here The Ghost of Inept Pig, when running the network wizard, insert the floppy disc in before starting as XP sometimes will not prompt you to create the floppy without it in.

  powerless 18:03 20 Mar 2003

Make sure the file system on XP is FAT otherwise the 95/98 will not be able to read an NTFS file system.

  The Ghost of Inept Pig 19:07 20 Mar 2003

Thanks to you both for the pointers, if it all goes horribly wrong I'll be sure to let you know...

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