I have been working on this problem for weeks now. I am trying to be able to share Linux files with the Windows 98 box.
I can not ping the Windows IP from Linux, and I can not ping the Linux IP from windows.
I am running a DE-220PCT D-Link card in the Linux machine. I loaded the NE 2000 compatible driver for the card on install. When I do an ifconfig everything checks ok. When I run a ping 127.0.0.1, all is well, and when I self ping the Linux IP from the Linux machine, everything is OK.
I am not sure which card is in the Windows machine, but the driver that is loaded for it is a PCI ethernet DEC 21041 Based adapter. The 127.0.0.1 ping and the self IP ping are both OK on the Windows box as well. The NETBEUI adapter is loaded on the Windows machine as well. The Windows machine also functions well with the AT&T @HOME services.
The hub that I am using is a Linksys 5 port hub with an uplink for the @HOME services.
Samba is configured and running but no such luck on the Ping test or any visibility of the Linux machine on the Windows machine.
What do I need to do to fix the communication problem. How do I trouble shoot the problem. I feel that I haved tried everything. I have listened to excellent advise but have gotten nowhere. I need to fix this my self because I have tried to find others to help, yet nobody is familiar enough with Linux.