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Help!! LAN between win98 and linux...problems!

gorgor
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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.
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I know there are no confilicts in win98. I checked my device manager and there are no "question marks" or "exclamation points".  When linux boots, I see the line that "points" to eth1 (which is my LAN ethernet card) and there are no errors in that "area" of the bootup process.  I guess I will try either a crossover cable or a hub.  If they don't work, I can always bring them back.  Thank you very much for your help!
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