I have 2 computers running windows98se. They are connected together by NICs and a small 5 port hub. Although they work and communicate, they also don't and the system crashes. The client machine is connected to the internet using an ADSL USB modem, and the internet connection sharing is done using a third party piece of software called 'Internet Gateway', as ICS wouldn't be possible with this new ADSL set up.
I'm wondering whether I need all the rubbish(!) that seems to be in my network setup - such as Client for Netware Network, NetBEUI & IPX/SPX. I understand I need TCP/IP due to needing to have access to the internet from both machines and perhaps need IPX/SPX for gaming across the LAN. Both PC's have to have a static IP address due to the Internet Gateway software. But the main problem is transfering files across the LAN. I can see the other computers drives. I can open the other computer files. However when I want to copy a file from my computer to the other, the system hangs!!! And nothing happens, except an Icon appears on the other computer (ie the file I sent) but it has a zero byte size and you cannot delete it or anything - except from if you restart the computer!!!
To keep it simple, what should my server unit and client machine have in the network settings???
Thanks in advance