Computer 1 (GatewayP5) runs Win98se. Computer 2 (abs) runs XP Pro. Both are connected to a Linksys router/switch which has a cable modem.
I have TCP/IP installed, as well as file sharing. I followed all the instructions in the FAQ on getting Win98 to network with XP through a router (enabling get IP address automatically etc.)
Both have internet access (through the router), so I think the cables, NICS, and router connections are good. But while computer 2 can ping computer 1, computer 1 cannot ping computer 2 (either by name or IP address). Both can self-ping.
The IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1, and when I check through the router or by self-pinging, the computers are getting ip addresses 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101.
Also (supposing computer #2 (abs) is 192.168.1.100), when I type "ping abs" from computer 1, it says something like "pinging 192.168.1.100", so it is getting the name, but it still times out.
I should say that I have enabled file sharing, and on each machine's network neighborhood I see the workgroup (same name) and that computer's shared files, no sign of the other computer in either case.
I don't have any firewall installed on either machine (for example, I haven't downloaded zonealarm for the linksys). I have a VPN client installed, but when I kill it (not remove it) it doesn't help.
I looked in the IP filter section of the advanced configuration of the Linksys but didn't see anything that looked promising.
Thanks in advance,