Posted 13 August 2007 - 02:23 PM
I have an old computer that is not able to load any newer Operating System than Windows 98.
I was able to install my ISP's 2-wire modem stuff so that I could get access to the internet.
After I load this software, I am able to get into the Internet.
The problem arises when I try to configure the old computer so that other computers can "see" this one.
From the old computer (Window's 98), I can not "see" my new computer (Running XP). Yes, I "shared" a folder on my new computer (XP) so that it is visible to my home network. I need to be able for the old computer to "see" my new computer and for the new computer to "see" the old computer.
On the old computer, I go into CONTROL Panel and start Networking. In this dialog box, I click on Client for Network (that is in the list box) and on the next dialog box, I see the obtion "File and Printer Sharing". When I click that and click the radio button for "yes, I want to share files and printers". The next dialog box that comes up is a confirmation that the system was trying to copy over a file that was older than the one that was there. I replied to this that I didn't want to do that. So, that dialog box goes away.
I shut down the system, and reboot. After rebooting, I lose the Internet connection, but I have "File and Printer Sharing". I know this because when I right click on the "C Drive" line item from File Explorer, I can "see" the option "share" from the dialog box.
The question here, what do I select from the "NETWORK" in the Control Panel, so that I preserve the Internet Connection and have "File and Printer Sharing"?