Step 1 - First Win95.
I take you have the network card installed and recognised by Windows.
Open the Control Panel and click on the Network icon.
Make sure the Network adapter appears, TCP/IP is installed and binded to the
You should also have Microsoft Client installed and File and Print Sharing
You will probably want to manually set the IP address as you will not have a
Use IP Address 192.168.1.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Occe started, got to MS-DOS box and type
You should recieve a response. If not you will require more help in settings
up Win95 network.
Linux requires more work to setup you will want to be in the same subnet so
use IP address 192.168.1.2 for the linux box and subnet address
Read the HOWTO's from the Linux Documentation on how to setup Ethernet and
Samba as this is to detailed to explain here.
>I have two Computers on a small peer to peer LAN, and would like to
>get them networked, however I am having great difficulty doing this. A
>lot of people have been confusing me about using TCP\IP and SMB. I
>would greatly appreciate it if anyone out there could please help in
>setting up TCP\IP correclty on my Win95 machine as well as getting it
>right on the Linux box, and secondly the easiest and simpest way to
>get Samba going.
>Anyone help would be most greatly appreciated
>P.S Im a linux newbie so plz excuse my stupididty with the whole