Can't set up a network?

June 7, 2009 at 09:17:28
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 2.392 GHz / 1021 MB
Ok. I'm about to lose it! I have a computer downstairs running Windows98 FE and I want to make it have a network connection with my Windows XP computer. So I made that Network Setup thing that Windows XP supports onto a floppy disk and I started following instructions until it asked for the Windows 98 CD, so I put the CD in and that is where the problem is, it says it can't detect the file or what it needs as it seems to think that my secondary hard drive should be where the CD is or where it used to be set as, and typing it in manually doesn't help either, and the real big problem is I can't access the install program for the network for some reason and I am really angry and I just want it to work, I don't even know where the install file is, plus if I use the floppy disk again it wont restart install file on boot-up, what the hell do I do?

P.S. I know it is not the floppy disk because I have used it before on a computer running Windows 98SE.

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#1
June 7, 2009 at 11:46:39
You tried "Setup a home or small office network" on XP i suppose. Just follow the instruction, give in a Workgroup name etc. When you come to a point saying to copy onto a disk. just select "i dont need to run the setup on another PC" option.
In Win98 set the ip address wid the same class and subnet and also the Workgroup name. then try pinging each other

Btw. y would XP ask for 98 CD?


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#2
June 7, 2009 at 14:45:28
No, I said I was installing the network setup ON a Windows98FE Computer, not XP, I got the network setup program from my Windows XP computer because Windows98FE can't normally connect to an XP computer without it.

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#3
June 7, 2009 at 22:07:00
I had 98 b4 on my old pc. it cud connect to XP widout the need for that network setup program that XP Provides.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/ar...

try this link.. its explained in detail


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#4
June 8, 2009 at 06:45:59
I understand how to do it now, but I just wanted to know, WindowsXP Proffesional allows me to make a Setup Floopy Disk to make the network connection on another computer, so is this the same but a longer way of doing it? (A Manuel way?)

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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#5
June 8, 2009 at 12:57:19
It worked perfectly, thanks so much.

Computer=IBM Netvista
CPU=Pentium IV 2.4GHz
Graphics=FX5500
RAM=1GB


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