What started out to be a seemingly simple process has taken up most of my morning now, and I'm stumped!
I simply want to network two Windows 98SE machines so that they can see each other's files and share files/printers.
One of the computers did not have a network card, so I bought a $7 Realtek 10/100 NIC and installed it. I booted up and it auto-installed with PNP, and it's listed in the device manager and says it's working properly. However, when I click start/run and type winipcfg, my network adapter is not listed there! The only things listed are dial-up adapter, ppp adapter, and NDIS 5 (whatever that is).
So I went to the control panel and clicked on network. Sure enough, my network card is listed there. I tried removing it, and adding it again. I also removed the TCP/IP for the network card and added that again too. It made me reboot. After rebooting, the card is installed, and working properly. However, again, when typing winipcfg from the run menu, my network card is not listed there! My question is - why? It's installed and listed in the device manager as working properly, and it's listed in the network part of control panel, so why is it not listed here? I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it several times, with the same results. Can somebody please help me out?
Oh, and one more question. The network neighborhood icon is not listed on the desktop of this machine. Any ideas on how I can get it back?
Thank you so much for any help you can give me!