Setting up WinXP with win98 client
Posted on 2003-03-13
This is my first attempt at setting up a network. My main pc (that will be the server) is running XP Home edition, and has a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC installed.
The only client I have plugged in is a Win98 (non SE) with the same Realtec card. Connected to each other via a crossed cable.
The sole purpose of this network is for Internet sharing on the single 512K ADSL line I have.
Now I followed the WinXP network wizard 'TO THE LETTER' ... and installed the Win98 client via the floppy it creates. Set up the network name (default MSHOME on both pc's) and it all seemed to install fine. Upon trying to 'SEE' the other computers (on both the XP & 98) nothing shows up.
Now I know the cards are connecting together ok, If I shut down the win98 machine the XP machine tells me the network has been disconnected.
Is there something Im failing to do (I was under the impression that the wizard was all It took)
Thanks in advance - Matthew