Here the brake down
Network cards: DLink and Realtek
Internet: Through PC #1
OS: Win 98 1st ed.
Network card: NE2000 Compatible PCI
I ran the home network wizard and configured everything properly.
Then I used a diskette to put the wizard on, and ran it on the Win98 system. Rebooted both computers. Nothing. No internet, no visible shared folder in NetNeighbourhood.
I shared everything on both computers. For a while I thought it might be the card. So I set the card on the Win98 machine to the same as the WinXP card that is connected to the Win98 and I'd get a "IP Conflict" error. So I knew that the card works fine.
When set back to "Obtain IP automaticly", I ran WINIPCFG and pinged that ip from the WinXP pc. Nothing.
I'm really stumped!!!