yorkieval 08:27 14 Feb 03

Hello everybody, Is it possible to network 2 computers one with Windows 98se, and the other with Windows xp home.....Thanks in advance Val....

  Giant68 08:59 14 Feb 03

Yes, just run the network setup wizard on the XP machine, create a floppy as per instructions and run the floppy on the 98se machine.


  yorkieval 09:06 14 Feb 03

Thanks very much giant...Val

  wint 09:27 14 Feb 03

I have never got the setup wizard to work. I have tried it a few times and it either stops half way or simply doesn't work. It is fairly easy to do it manually although frequent re-boots during setup do seem to help (after a couple of setting changes).

Have a look at Home Net Help click here where they have some good tutorials. Other useful networking sites: click here and click here

If it's just 2 machines, from my limited experience, all you should need is a network card in each PC and a crossover network cable.

This type of network you will find referred to as "peer to peer". A crossover cable is different to a straight through patch cable as some (but not all) of the 8 wires are crossed over in the plugs. The ready made cables and network cards are available from Maplins, PC World, B&Q & a lot of computer shops.

Did the wizard work by the way?

Good luck.

  Giant68 16:34 14 Feb 03


  Giant68 16:34 14 Feb 03


  Giant68 16:36 14 Feb 03

Sorry, hit the wrong button!
I had no trouble with the wizard, setup two PC's with XP and one laptop with 98se on the same network.


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