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I'm setting up a home network with two PC's. They each have a network adapter and I've used cat 5 cabling because they're 10/100's.I've connected them to a hub but can't find them in network neighborhood. I'm looking for something that will lead from a to z on setting up a home network.What do I use for a NOS if anything. I know there is something simple I'm missing.Can anyone point me to a place on the net that will tell me how to simply set up a home network?

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by Ruler In reply to My Home Network.

I don't know of anything on the 'net to lead you through it, but I have a home network myself as well as using & fixing the network at my job. Here are a few things you might want to check:

1. Is there a link light on both cards? If not, re-seat the card in the slot or try another slot. How about an indicator light on the hub showing that they're connected there? If not, it's a cabling problem; verify the cabling is run properly, check the cable for breaks, etc.

2. Do you have both TCP/IP and NetBeui installed as protocols and bound to your NIC? (You'll have at least TCP/IP bound to your dial-up adapter, both of them need to be bound to your LAN card.)

3. Check the IPs of the machines. With only 2 machines, it'd be most practical and quickest to assign static IPs to both of them. Be sure to use the same sub-net mask, as well as the same network segment. (ie- have both set to 192.0.0.x; make sure the first 3 numbers are identical.)

4. Make sure each computer hasa different name, but that they are in the same workgroup. Also, make sure that you check File/Printer Sharing if you want to share drives/printers.

5. If you have all of the above, click on Find->Computer. Type in the other computer's name and hit Search. There's a bug in 9x that makes other machine sometimes not appear in the network neighborhood.

Hope this helps; if you still have problems, please further describe the situation. (Link lights, can you see yourself in the network, etc.)

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by stored In reply to My Home Network.

Had checked this stuff but it was a good reminder

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by JnlGuy In reply to My Home Network.

Go here for a step by step walk thru. Hope this helps. Jerry

http://www.gamecenter.com/Hardware/Doit/Homelan/?dd.gc.txt.0324.04

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by stored In reply to My Home Network.

Just what i was looking for!!!

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by Baziite In reply to My Home Network.

Here's what you do Step by Step .
I am assuming you've got the NICs and their drivers installed .
Connect the CAT5 cable to the Hub and the NICs .
Power on the Hub .
boot to win 98 ( you don't need any other NOS )
Go to Network applet in Control panel / Configuration tab.
Add the following if they don't appear in the list ( Just press the add button and select what ).
1) Protocol : Netbeui
2) Client :Client for Microsoft networks
3) Service :File and print sharing for MS Networks
4) Adapter : Your NIC adapter and driver

Do the following Configurations by editing properties of the above .

1) Your NICs properties : on bindings tab select only Netbeui (Not TCP/IP because it will require complex configuration )
2) File and Print Properties : Check Whatever you need
3) Client properties : Select only quick logon

On the Identification Tab set the computer name and workgroup name . Computer name s have to be unique and work group names can be different but prefer same on both computers .

On the access control tab select Share level access .

Restart both computers after above configurations .

Notice the logon screen . Has it changed to " Microsoft Networking " if not you might have to log on normally and logoff again to get this new screen .
After loging on from the MS Networking Screen .....
Go to start menu select find / Computer .
Type the Computer names of both the computers one by one and press "find now". Were you able to find both of themif yes Your network is complete and you should be able to see both computers on Network Neighborhood .

Good Luck !

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