Meet the Network Properties
After everything is installed you'll need to setup the windows 95/98 peer to peer networking. This is the standard Windows setup for a low security network.
Go into the Control Panel and select the "Network Icon. This will bring up your network properties screen.
Your network card should appear in the list of installed network components. If it's not there, the network card isn't installed properly. Our generic network card appears as a NE2000 Compatible. Your network card will probably appear under a different name.
Check to see if Windows already installed TCP/IP and IPX/SPX for the network card.
If they are already installed, you should see something like "TCP/IP -> NE2000 Compatible"
and "IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol -> NE2000 Compatible"
If they're not there, you'll have to install it yourself. Don't worry, it isn't hard. You just need your Windows 95/98 install CD, or have the installation files somewhere on your hard disk.