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Network newbie fell at the last fence
dollhouse Sep-07-00 08:10 PM
I have two computers, one Win98 and the other Win98SE.
I bought a Network starter kit made by Linksys which includes two nic 10baseT a 5way hub and cables.
I set up both computers as per instructions and hooked up the hardware.
Both computers show each others drives on Network Neighborhood or in Explorer and I can open and close folder windows as required. The problem starts when I sellect a file to copy or move, the system hangs for maybe a minute or so and then it reports that the file cannot be accessed.
Knowing next to nothing on the subject, I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction as to how I troublshoot from here.
I have tried a clean reinstall of Windows and have tried the Nics in different Pci slots.
I have set all drives to "full" access and there are no passwords to cause conflicts.

1. RE: Network newbie fell at the last fence
lbyard Sep-07-00 08:47 PM
In response to message 0
What protocol(s) do you have bound to the adapters? If you have time, a list of everything in the Control Panel, Network, Configuration would be even more useful. Larry

2. RE: Network newbie fell at the last fence
dollhouse Sep-07-00 08:56 PM
In response to message 1
>What protocol(s) do you have bound
>to the adapters?

Thanks for replying, I hadTCP/IP as protocols but now that I have read through the how to on your site I am going to set up with NetBEUI as suggested,and will clear out unwanted components.
Will try that and if I may, will post back if I am still in trouble.

Thanks again

3. RE: Network newbie fell at the last fence
dollhouse Sep-08-00 09:45 PM
In response to message 2
Just a post to let you know that I have got the network running.
I followed your instructions re setting up the protocols and everything began to work from then on.
I even have internet sharing working as well.
Many thanks for the excellent advice on the site pages without which I would have given up on networking.
Will continue to check this forum as I have a lot still to learn.

Thanks again

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