June 20th, 2003, 12:12 PM
Need Help Networking A Desktop and Labtop
I setup my wireless B broadband adapter on three computers, my desktop and labtop with windows xp and my other desktop with windows 98.
Windows 98 Desktop - Wireless USB Adapter
Windows XP Desktop - Notebook Adapter and Wireless Router
All successful ...but here is the problem...I tried networking all three and on the windows xp machines...no computers are showing on my workgroup. How can I successfully network them? Also, on my windows 98 desktop, it says the necessary hardware is not present? I am connected to the wireless router through my usb adapter? I dont get it.
June 20th, 2003, 02:55 PM
WinXP setup disk for 98
You need to install some software on your Win98 machines so it'll work on an XP network. XP should create a 'network disk' that you can take to your other (non-XP) machines and install.
Here's what Microsoft Help (XP) has to say about it:
Just press F1 on your XP machine and type in Windows 98 - there's a whole lot of other links in there that will help you with your installation.