I just got my new notebook yesterday. I also bought a router from Dell. I thought I could simply connect the other 2 computers in the house easily as I had with my Lynksys wired router. One of the old computers is a Win 98SE. First, when I opened the router quickstart guide, it said that only Windows XP or 2000 PCs would work. Later I read in the help manual that many network configurations were possible.
So I connected the old wired router to an available LAN on the new router, and used one of its (old router) LAN ports to connect to the Win 98SE box. It didn't work at first, but after I rebooted the router and the PC, the internet connection was there.
But I can't get the 3 boxes to recognize each other in Network Places or Network Neighborhood--not consitently anyway. Obviously since they do "see" each other I can't do file and printer sharing.
Can this be done?