I am trying to network 2 PC's, a 98se and a 98 with D-Link 538TX 10/100 NIC (both of them also have windows2000Adv Server, but the problem exist there too). They are connected using a CAT5 crossover cable (25m). I've tried setting them up using TCP/IP and NETBEUI using the instructions found on Internet. File and printer sharing is set up and I've set up drives to share.
The first machine to boot will recognize the other machine, but cannot access it. (In network neighborhood both pcs and the workgroup name is JUST shown, but the second machine isn't accessible). The second machine to boot displays an error message "unable to browse the network" when trying to access Network Neighborhood. Using "Find" also doesn't work.
None of them can ping the other.
I test it using Windows 2000 Advanced server on both pcs but still doesn't work!
When I sniff the packets there were netbios packets on the net but when one of them sends an ICMP request to the other but it doesn't respond. (And there is no more TCP packet!!)
Any suggestions would be appreciated.