I followed the procedure outlined by swwelsh in my previous question to network red hat linux 5.1 with win98 via a LAN in my home. I edited my tcp/ip properties for my ethernet card in win98, giving it a new IP (192.168.1.2), also giving it a bogus domain and host name. In linux, I did the same thing giving it an IP of (192.168.1.1) a different host name with the same bogus domain. Also, I edited my /etc/hosts and \windows\hosts.sam files accordingly. After rebooting both machines, I tried to ping win98 and linux using linux and win98 respectively, and neither computer can find the other. I am using 2 ethernet cards connected by rj45 cable. Do I need a hub when networking Linux and Win98? Someone told me that I do. My cable modem works great on Linux and that is connected by a second ethernet card. What am I doing wrong?? Any suggestions will be greatly apprecitated. Thank you.