HMcS Computers
Windows 98/Me Peer to Peer Network Setup
Hardware Setup


Click Start / Settings / Control Panel / Network

You should at least have in the window: (If anything else is in there, leave it alone!)
Client for Microsoft Networks
Dial-up Adapter
Your Brand Ethernet Adapter (Your brand of Network Interface Card, NIC)
NetBEUI -> Dial-Up Adapter
NetBEUI -> Your Brand Ethernet Adapter
TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
TCP/IP -> Your Brand Ethernet Adapter
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
 
Primary Network Logon:
You should have: Client for Microsoft Networks or (Microsoft Family Logon and Client for Microsoft Networks).
Client for Microsoft Networks
only:
   
When you startup you will be asked for a username and password at the desktop.
 
   Do yourself a favor and leave the password blank, it doesn't buy you anything!
Microsoft Family Logon
   
Avoids the username and password at startup.


Click on the Identification Tab
Computer name: should be different on all computers.
Workgroup:
should be the same on all computers.

Click on the Configuration Tab


To Add: Client for Microsoft Networks
If you are going to use Microsoft Family Logon you still need to have Client for Microsoft Networks installed.
Click Add
Highlight Client and click Add

Highlight Microsoft in the left window
Highlight Client for Microsoft Networks (or Microsoft Family Logon) in the right window
Click OK

If you are going to use Microsoft Family Logon, Add it in the same way.


To Add: NetBEUI
Click Add
Highlight Protocol and click Add

Highlight Microsoft in the left window
Scroll down and Highlight NetBEUI in the right window
Click OK


To Add: TCP/IP
Click Add
Highlight Protocol and click Add

Highlight Microsoft in the left window
Scroll down and Highlight TCP/IP in the right window
Click OK


To Add: File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks:
Click File and Printer Sharing
Put a check in: I want to be able to give others access to my files.
Put a check in: I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s).
Click OK


This Step Disables Your Computer from Sharing Files with Everyone in the World over the Internet (Very Important)!
Scroll down and Highlight: TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
Click: Properties

Click: Bindings

Remove the check from: File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

Click the IP Address and WINS Cinfiguration tabs, they should look like the screens below:

Click the Gateway and DNS Configuration tabs, they should look like the screens below:

Click OK
Click OK Again
If you changed anything it will load files (You may have to put in your Windows CD) and then ask you to reboot, choose to Reboot!
Close: Control Panel if you don't have to Reboot.


To Share Stuff (Someone on another computer will be able to see what you setup to share in your computer):
You can share one file, one folder or your entire computer.
Be aware that if you share your entire computer, your love letters, checking account, pornography (if you're that type), etc will be able to be viewed by everyone on the network!  It's kind of like walking around Pittsburgh Nude!
Start: Windows Explorer

In this case any files that are to be shared with everybody else will be copied to the "@Shared Folder" folder.
Right Click on the "@Shared Folder" folder.
Click on Sharing from the drop down menu.
Put a Radio Button in Shared As:
Under Access Type:
Put a Radio Button in: Full (You and everyone on the network can copy files to/from the folder).
To share everything in the computer, share C: drive.
Click OK

Notice the Shared hand under the folder.


You can share your CDROM Drive,  ZIP Drive, Printer, etc. 
If Someone else on the network is going to use your printer they may need to Install the Software for your printer.


Double click on the Network Neighborhood icon on the Desktop, you should see your computer and the other computers on the Network.
Double click on one of the computers and you should see the resources that are shared on that computer.


If it doesn't work!
Click Start / Logoff You and Logon again.
Make sure the CAT5 network cables are plugged all the way into your computers, I am irritated by this little problem everyday!
Using: PING.EXE
Using WINIPCFG.EXE
Striking the Ether (Aether) will sometimes get the net to work (Just Joking). 
    Yes I'm old enough to know about Crystal Sets and Spark Gap Transmitters, my first exposure to Electronics was on these when I was
    twelve years old!  I was born 35 years after the Titanic Sank!  Dot Dot Dot / Dash Dash Dash / Dot Dot Dot (SOS) Howard


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