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31-12-2006, 08:05 AM
'Morning All.

Can anyone help, speaking slowly and in words of one syllable, with getting two PC's to network? Machinery is a 6 year old Dell GX150 P3, and an old Acer P1 133 fitted with an installed GE2000II LAN card. Both have 98SE fully functional, the cable is connected, and now I really need a layman's guide to settings and pitfalls. Obviously I could do a lot of damage floundering around altering things experimentally.

Thanks, bjf.

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2006, 09:08 AM
First, are you using an Ethernet hub??

If not, u need a crossover cable to connect the 2 PC's.

31-12-2006, 09:26 AM
The forum has an FAQ on networking computers which can be found here (http://faqf1.net.nz/index.php?title=Networking_computers).

Terry Porritt
31-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Everything you need to know can be found through Google, there are heaps and heaps of sites on networking, for example:




31-12-2006, 11:10 AM
Gentlepeople: Thank you for your help. Cable is reversed, and not through a hub. Will explore the FAQ and help sites as family life allows. Personally I have no issue with recycled pixels and will go out of my way for environmentally friendly pursuits, like providing a retirement home for geriatric computers. Watch this space.

02-01-2007, 03:41 PM
When the cable is pugged in you should see a green light on both network cards (assuming they have the lights). Since both PC's are Win98 try using NETBUI, its easier to install & get going. You will also have to share drives (or folders ) on both PC's. Note that you will want to find a Networking help site for Win98, not XP(its a bit differerent).