I am currently setting up my first home network. I have gotten everything hooked up but cannot get half the computers to recognize they are on a network. My Win XP Pro system can access other computers without any trouble. The ME (one) and 98 (two) computers will not even recognize they are on a network when I try file and printer sharing. Any idea what could be going wrong, or what setting I could be missing.
I finally gave up and used a DLINK DI-704P router. One minute later all was up and running. This router has it's own printer sharing connection and software-Parallel or serial. Handles the Cable modem too.
Almost instant setup for three computers:
plus a laptop infected with Microsoft ME (delivered that way).
Every working computer must be improved .... or replaced ...