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i need to know how to set up a lan connection for my mini laptop that is runnin win 98. please help
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    motto - Just get-er-done

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The most informative site i've found on networking computers is this one.


Read it carefully. It will give you all the information you need to accomplish this.

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You will need either a cross over cable to go from network card to network card or a hub or switch.
Then on the XP machine you run the network wizard which will ask you to create a disk for the 98 machine. If you do not have a floppy drive then you can put the XP cd into the 98 machine and run it from there when it starts you choose other from the list

To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections. Under Common Tasks, click Network Setup Wizard.

• Run the Network Setup Wizard on the host computer first. The host computer is the one that will share its Internet connection.

• During the Network Setup Wizard, it is recommended that you create a floppy disk to run the Network Setup Wizard on Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium computers on your network.

• The Network Setup Wizard can only be run on computers using Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP.

Edited by peterm, 22 August 2006 - 12:59 AM.

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