I have a bit of an odd problem here
I have a win98 machine with a good modem that i use to connect to Netzero(yea i konw but dialup is about my only option and so far it's Netzero or AOL) because of NetZeros java thing i cannot play some online games with my friends. So i use my Winxp machine to play them on.
Before i go any further.. i was somehow able to share my internet connection when i just installed winxp until recently.
Recently i am trying to get internet access back to my winXP machine that has died.
On both machines i am able to read the others HDD via the network. On the win98 machine it's almost instant, on the XP machine whenever i open a new folderit takes a minute before it pops up a windos.. but since i play MP3's on the XP machine(and store them on my win98 machine) i am able to read any file after i get into the directory no problem.
Oddities: Alright if i try to use the standard FTP client i am able to connect to FTP servers. I am also able to go to www.google.com
and searh for pages...but any of the links that show up on the search i can't get to. I even type in www.microsoft.com
on the XP machine and i can't find the website. I think i might have to visit a site on my win98 machine before i am able to read it on my XP machine.
I have disabled the firewall on XP and even set a default gateway on the XP machine(and yes it's correct) but still no luck.
At this point i am willing to reinstall win98 as well (i reinstalled winxp alread since it fixed my problems once)
Thank you for your time