computer2: AMD 500
using 3com 3c509b-tpo pnp nic:
w98se recognized and set up initially but then comp1 could see comp2 ok but comp2 kept saying network unavailable and could not see comp1 even though all net settings seemed the same and both machines have file sharing on.
tried other nics and got same scenario where 1 sees 2, but 2 cant see 1. 2 appears to find 1 using "find computer" but doesn't seem to be able to see it in net neighborhood even though 1 is seeing disks on 2 so network must exist and be connected at least one way?????.