I have 3 PCs running Win 98 (first edition) on a peer-to-peer network.
I have installed Wingate for Internet Connection Sharing (this uses TCP/IP).
Superficially, everything works. File sharing, Internet connection sharing.
But I have done noticed that an unacceptably high level of file corruption. I have verified this by copying a 13 mb file across the network. I then use a CRC checker to verify if the copy is valid.
I have run Adapter level diagnostics to check packet transfer from my LAN adapters. Everything checks out.
I suspect the corruption is being caused by the software setup, not the hardware.
I have IPX/SPX, Netbui and TCP/IP (necessary for Wingate) protocols installed.