I have 2 computers, AMD700mhz and P4 1.6ghz, both have win98se (dont ask...) with default installation and the share level password fix from windowsupdate.microsoft.co
m, and 100/10 PCI NIC's. The otherone also has an ISDN and a modem, and the other only an ISDN. The ISDN and the modem works fine, but the problem is within the NIC's.
I'm trying to share a printer in the network, but the machines wont see eachother. I've tried with cross-over tj-45, via HUB, fixed and auto-modes. I've tried with NetBEUI, IPX & TCP/IP, only TCP/IP and IPX with NetBIOS over ipx, only tcp. With and without DHCP, fixed IP addresses, DNS entries (but no name server) and without. I've tried several different cables and combinations - but to no avail. The machines only see themselves. They have their own names and the same workgroup, file and print sharing on (both have a printer and a few folders shared). The NICs' lights blink when I try to ping the other host, but it wont answer (ping wont go through). Network neighborhood only shows the Whole Network -> MYWORKGROUP -> MYMACHINE but not the other machine. I also tried with ethereal (http://www.ethereal.com
) to snoop the packets, but it could not find any packages coming to the NIC - _only_ when I used DHCP, it seemed that some broadcast came through when it had 255.255.0.0 netmask. All the other interfaces work fine, the computers connect to internet, but they just wont see eachother. Not via icmp ping, netbios (over ipx), nothing. What am I forgetting?