From : Frustrated
Re. : Home networks
I have been trying to get a simple ethernet between two computers going and have failed miserably, despite your and other peoples write-ups on the subject.
I am not a computer expert, however, I am not a computer dummy either. I do all my installations and modifications since the days of early DOS.
Perhaps you can help.
Windows 98, second edition on both computers
Computer 1) 133 Mhz pentiun, no name.
Computer 2) 200 Mhz pentium Compac
Wire medium : Thin coax with two 50 Ohm terminations *)
*) In my case coax is preferable, because, being a radio amateur, I have strong RF fields in the area.
Adapters : Realtec 8019 Ethernet in both computers
Installed drivers. (Best driver according to Windows).
Installed I/R and I/O according to network configuration need.
No conflicts. No I/R conflicts.
Device manager: No yellow marks, adapter present.
Network listings: Client for Microsoft networks
Protocol > Binding
Client for Microsoft Networks *)
*) I have tried Windows Log on as well, NO change
Protocol: Installed IPX/SPX for LAN and TCP/IP for later internet share.
TSP/IP Identity, name and workgroup entered in an identical manner on both.
Win Res and DNS Disabled.
IP address entered properly, 192 168 0 1, or (2) and 255 255 255 0.
Nothing in gateway
File and printer sharing activated
Pinging from DOS works fine from either computer. BUT:
Sitting at the originating computer P133:
Going into Network Neighborhood I find the originating computer (P133) and the remote computer listed (P200).
Clicking on either will bring up the individual shared items, as it should.
Going to the remote computer (P200), I also see both listed in Network neighborhood
Clicking on its own listing (P200), the drives and folders appear as expected.
Clicking on to P133 however causes the machine to poll endlessly, until finally after about 30 seconds the drives of the other computer (P133) appear.
That is to say, communication from P200 to P133 does not work properly, wheras communication from P133 to P200 works fine.
I tried just about everything but standing on my head, nothing worked. Eventually I ripped the adapters out and replaced them with ethernet 32 bit adapters RLT 8029.
Same result !!
I am beginning to believe that this may be caused by a Windows setting, which they do not care to talk about, or perhaps a Bios setting.
I would appreciate any ideas on the subject before this thing drives me mad.