|Well, we went through the set up first on the XP laptop computer, putting the XP installation disk in and using the network setup from there. Finally it asked him to copy files onto a floppy which he couldn't do because he hadn't a floppy drive on his laptop.|
So we put the windows 98 installation disk into his desktop computer running what we thought was an equivalent network setup. It wasn't very straight forward and near the beginning it was asking to choose from a dialup network, another option was something with a ethernet lead, and as far as I can remember setup using netware hardware this third option we finally went for.
Anyway at the end of the setup his laptop couldn't see the printer attached to his desktop 98.
I wonder what we are doing wrong, and what do we have to look out for at the end of the setup.
As far as I can remember neither computers during setup searched for any available networks. It probably wasn't a good idea but I told him to do a system restore on his laptop to a time before he ran the setup, and then run it again to see if it can pick up the desktop computer, still without luck.