(Deja has been taken over by Google, so I could not follow up from the thread)
I had the same problem - Win98SE running main connection to ADSL modem, two
NICS, ICS, NT4 Server laptop as the client, but the two PCs could not see each
A temporary solution I found was to remove the DSL modem's straight-through
cable from the NIC and put the laptop's crossover cable into the first NIC.
I have ZoneAlarm running on the 98SE machine (Medium Security on local network)
but it did not have any role to play in this problem or the solution.
Quote:> -----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: Weird networking problem
Date: 2001-01-28 20:40:04 PST
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunatly, none of this helped.
HOWEVER, in the process of testing this, I discoverd that there was a
brief period, while the 98SE client was booting, that I could
succesfully ping its IP address from the server.
So, I stepped through the entire load process (ctrl-F8), but that
didn't help. the IP connection didn't start ot work until after the
last driver (msmouse) loaded, and then it died before the logon prompt
So I removed everything from my startup folder, and unchecked almost
everything in the system configuration utility / startup list. TCP/IP
WORKS!!! I can ping the server from the client, and vice versa.
Unfortunately, I can no longer connect to the internet from that
client. But at least I can start adding things back in until I figure
out what breaks it.