On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 20:07:25 +0530, TheAceMan
>So thats 2 ethernet cards, a crossover cable and the wizard on each
>machine should get me thru it ... Correct?
That's all the hardware you need. There's no Network Setup Wizard in
Win98 or Vista.
>Is there a link you can provide for general setup?
In Windows 98:
1. Go to Control Panel > Network.
2. Enable File and Printer Sharing.
3. Right-click and share the desired disks/folders.
1. Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
2. Enable "Network discovery".
>I have questions like:
>1) Do the machines have to belong to the same work group?
Use the same workgroup name on both computers. Although it isn't
strictly necessary, it makes networking a little easier.
>2) Do they have to have the same IP address?
The computers must have different IP addresses in the same subnet.
When you connect the computers using a crossover cable, each one will
automatically assign itself a unique IP Address in the 169.254.x.x
range. Ignore any message about "limited or no connectivity". That
just means that the connection doesn't have access to the Internet.
>3) How do I find the current IP address of each machine?
Win98: Start > Run > command > ipconfig /all
Vista: Start > Start Search > cmd > ipconfig /all
>4) Which protocol should I use TCPIP, NETBEUI?
Use TCP/IP. Despite what some networking web sites say, no version of
Windows has ever required NetBEUI. NetBEUI isn't available in Vista.
>Your Thoughts? . . .
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program