Hi, new to the forum here. I am attempting to network two computers in my home so that I can share direcpc two way satellite internet access between them.
One operates on Win 98. The other operates on Win ME. I have a PCI Fast Ethernet DEC 21143 based adapter in my Win 98 machine and a Realtek RTL8139(A)-based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter in my Win ME machine.
I followed an article off this website about networking two computers with win95/98.
So far, I have installed the network software, added the NETBEUI protocol, configured the primary network logon, and verified the Microsoft Networks Configuration. Also, I have identified the computers and the workgroup (same on both computers), verified the access control information, added file and printer sharing, and set up the sharing of disk drives and printers.
I set this up on both computers. I connected them with a crossover cable plugged into the adapters on each computer.
I restarted the computers and then went to see if the network existed by opening windows explorer and checking the network neighborhood.
Neither computer recognizes the other in the workgroup. I used two different crossover cables thinking that the first cable was faulty but that did not help.
I was also told that a router could work as a hub. I have a router so I tried networking through it, but that action did not work as well.
If anyone has any suggestions or advice, please let me know.