Network Setup

First, install your card

If you don't have one we will have some extras for sale. If you don't know how to install it, a technician will install it at a discounted rate. Next double check your network settings. You can do this by right clicking on the network neighborhood icon on your desktop and select "properties."

Check your settings

You need to see the following items in the window: Client for Microsoft Networks, your network card, the TCP/IP protocol, and the IPX/SPX protocol. If any of these are missing you can add them by following the instructions below.

 

Now click on the Identification tab. For "Computer Name" enter your nickname. For "Workgroup", enter "DrydenLAN". Being in the same workgroup helps with discovery of other computers. For "Description," you can enter whatever you like.

If "Client for Microsoft Network" is missing...

If Client for Microsoft Networks is missing you have to add it. To add the network client, click on Add. You will be shown another window. Select "Client" and click on Add. In the next window, you will want to select "Microsoft" from the left side, and "Client for Microsoft Networks" from the right. Click on OK on all of the windows until the Network Properties window is closed, put in your windows CD (or point it to the win98 directory on your hard drive) and let it install the new files, then reboot.

If "TCP/IP is missing..."

If TCP/IP is missing you need to add it. In the network properties window, click on Add. You will be presented with a list, select "Protocol" and click on Add. In the left window, select "Microsoft" and in the right window, select "TCP/IP" Click on OK and go back to the network properties window. Click on OK until the Network Properties window is gone, put in your windows CD, install the files, and reboot.

If "IPX/SPX is missing..."

If IPX/SPX is missing then you need to add it. Click on Add in the network properties window. From the left window, select "Microsoft," from the right window select "IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol"

Now you are Ready

Now if you did everything right you are now ready to be on the network with the fastest settings. Now, remember, we use the default settings for the IP address; which are server assigned IP using DHCP.

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