Need help networking 98 to Xp

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Mark, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Mark

    Mark Guest

    Ok i have 2 computers. a desktop running 98se and a laptop
    running xp. A bought a network card for my desktop and my
    laptop already has one. I installed the drivers and linked
    them up.

    I used the 'Set up a home network' from xp on both
    computers but they are still not doing anything. Please
    can some one give me a jargon free guide to linking these

    Thanks, Mark
    Mark, Jul 3, 2003
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  2. I've written a web site that should help you solve the problem:

    Windows XP Network Troubleshooting

    Please pay particular attention to these sections:

    1. Firewalls: Permanently disable XP's built-in Internet Connection
    Firewall on local area network connections -- it's for use only on a
    direct modem connection to the Internet. Disable and un-install all
    other firewalls while troubleshooting.

    2. Protocols: Use only one for File and Printer Sharing. If the
    network needs more than one protocol, unbind File and Printer Sharing
    from all but one of them.

    3. NetBIOS over TCP/IP: Make sure that it's enabled on all computers.
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Jul 4, 2003
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