[mswindowsxp] Re: Networking Problems Wxp/W98

  • From: "John Jones" <john_jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 17:57:21 -0800

Tom
  The fact that you want to share the Internet connection will make life a
lot easier for you. When you`re ready let us know how you have them set up
so far and then we can guide you accordingly.


_____
John

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom LeStrange" <toml77@xxxxxxx>
To: <mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Networking Problems Wxp/W98


>
> John,
> The Ethernet cards are the same brand.
> I plan to connect to the internet through the XP computer's modem when I
get
> everything working.  Now each computer connects to the internet using it's
> modem.  I set up both computers to use the same ISP account.
> Thanks for the reply.  I haven't had the time to work on the networking
> problem in the last few days but plan to attack it again today.
> Tom
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:mswindowsxp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of foofaraw in the
> middle
> Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 10:20 AM
> To: mswindowsxp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Networking Problems Wxp/W98
>
>
>
> If you use crossover cables plugged in into each other's NIC how do you
> connect to the internet? Use another NIC or modem?
>  John Jones <john_jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Just to add to this there are known problems when using different brands
> of network cards (resulting in more network collisions than normal). From
> personal experience networking just two computers using a crossover cable
> with different brands of network cards has resulted in incredibly slow
data
> transfer speeds (swapping one network card for the same brand cured this).
> Also there was nothing wrong with the other network card, they just didn`t
> get on very well together. There are things you can do to monitor/tweak
> network collisions, here`s some URL`s on the subject:-
>
> http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid7_gci865130,00.html
>
> http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00720021014shu01.htm&page=1
>
>
> Ideally the TCP/IP protocol is all you really need, it just takes a bit of
> configuring.
>
>
>
>
> _____
> John
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "foofaraw in the middle"
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 1:29 PM
> Subject: [mswindowsxp] Re: Networking Problems Wxp/W98
>
>
> >
> > I emailed you earlier about this and saying that you need to add Netbeui
> to your protocol stack but Doug Knox of M$ says this about using netbeui
to
> network:
> >
> > Just a comment on your tip installing NetBEUI. I feel as you do [about
> NetBEUI vs. IPX/SPX], and use NetBEUI for File and Print Sharing,
unbinding
> TCP/IP from those functions. However, I've found that the version of
NetBEUI
> that ships with XP doesn't work well with the versions that shipped with
> Windows 95/98/Me/2K. The XP version has significant problems (my
experience)
> connecting to computers with older versions of NetBEUI. Many, many
"Network
> not available" and other errors occur when trying to access network
> resources while mixing them. For many people there may be an easy fix
> though. If they are available to you, locate the NETNBF.INF and NBF.SYS
from
> a Win 2000 CD or hard drive installation, and use those versions
> instead." --Doug Knox
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Tom LeStrange"
> > Subject: [mswindowsxp] Networking Problems Wxp/W98
> >
> > > I am trying to connect my two computers together and am not having any
> > luck.
> > > One computer is XP and the other is W98. I installed an Ethernet card
in
> > > each computer and connected them with an CAT5e crossover cable. I ran
> the
> > > Network wizard on the XP computer and created a disk to use in the W98
> > > computer. I want to use the XP computer to connect to the net and be
> able
> > > to share the printers that are connected to the XP computer with the
W98
> > > computer. When I open My Network Places I cannot see the other
computer.
> > > Neither can I see the XP computer from the W98 computer. The lights on
> the
> > > Ethernet cards are active. What am I missing? Has anyone accomplished
> > > these with any success?
> > > Thanks for any replies.
> > > Tom
> >
> >
> >
> >
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