Final straw now for the viability of the Windows 98SE/Vista home network. Remember how earlier I said printer sharing could work if you assigned the printer to a local port on the Vista machine? Well, it does work – until you switch the PCs off. Then the printer ends up “offline” in Vista’s eyes, and […]Read more "Another blow to the network – printer problems sound the death knell"
OK, so after a day of fiddling about with settings, rebooting, reading webpages, installing hardware and tearing out my hair I believe I now have my 98SE/Vista network working at its limit. Unfortunately not everything works as you would expect. Probably because Vista has not been designed to support 98SE (fair enough, Microsoft themselves stopped […]Read more "98SE/Vista Network – not as good as I hoped"
Take a look at this. Not sure if I am confident to try the solution described which involves registry edits etc. Source: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsme.networking&tid=ee77f505-0467-48c3-80c7-52c04231692f&cat=en_US_1020289c-616f-455b-b4dc-08c198f11bc4&lang=en&cr=US&p=1Read more "Problems accessing Vista from a 98SE machine on a network?"
If you get the above error, it is because Vista has a problem dealing with a USB printer installed on the machine running the older version of Windows. This means network printer sharing doesn’t work as it should. In my case the USB printer (HP Deskjet 940c) is running on the 98SE desktop, with the Vista laptop […]Read more "98SE/Vista home network – error 0x00000866 – and how to solve!"
Was getting some mixed signals about this card – some places said it would work, Netgear’s own instructions and box made no mention of Windows 98. So I called up their Indian call centre to see if it would work. After 3 million questions about who I was the lady’s answer was simply “try it […]Read more "Hurrah! Netgear’s FA311v2 Ethernet card DOES work on Windows 98SE!"