How to Network Two Windows 95/98
Last updated: 1/17/2000
CONFIGURE THE NETWORK SOFTWARE
the Primary Network Logon as the Client for Microsoft Networks
as shown. (The Client should have been installed by Windows when
it installed the network adapter. If it is not installed or you need
to reinstall it, add it as you did the NetBEUI protocol: click Add,
Double-click Client, Select Microsoft from the Manufacture's List , Select
Client for Microsoft Networks from the Network Clients list, and
Verify the Client for Microsoft Networks configuration. Double-click
the Client for Microsoft Networks and make sure the resulting window looks
like the one to the right.
Logon validation is only used when you have a Windows NT
file server on your network. I normally choose to have my mapped drives
(see below) connected at Logon. Click OK at the bottom of the window.
your computer and workgroup... Click the Identification tab and enter
a unique name for your computer on the network and a name for your workgroup. Do
not use underlines or "funny characters" in the name. Each
computer in a workgroup must have a unique name. Your computer's
name is not your user name. Your login name should be different than
you computer's name. You can enter the network through any computer. Windows
may have generated a random computer name for you when you installed Windows. I
usually change it to something more meaningful to a human being and other
members of the workgroup.
The workgroup name must be absolutely identical on both
computers. Again, do not use funny characters in the workgroup name.
A workgroup is a collection of networked computers
which share resources. There can be more than one workgroup on
The Computer Description is not required, but it may be
the Access Control information. It should look like this. User-level
control requires a file server. Tab back to Configuration, click
OK, and reboot.
File and Printer Sharing... Click the File and Print Sharing
button (above window), check-off the appropriate boxes in the window to
the right, and click OK. You should now have Configuration window
which looks like the one below.
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