Now that you have connected your home
computers, you may wish to make certain files available between the two
computers over the network. This is a simple enough procedure.
Windows 98 Important note: Unlike Windows 2000 and XP, Windows 98 has no real form
of authentication security. This means that a Windows 98 computer with an
Internet connection and no firewall is essentially open to being browsed by any
remote user who discovers your IP address. Now, this is mitigated somewhat by
the fact that 98 does not share any files by default, so there will be nothing
to access. However, once you start sharing drives and folders, be aware that
anything you share is vulnerable to being accessed from the Internet, assuming
you have a high-speed connection.
Open 'My Computer' Browse to the drive or
folder that you wish to share. Note: you may only share drives or
folders/directories, not individual files. There's nothing to stop you creating
a new directory for a single file and sharing that out though.
Right click the drive or folder and select
'sharing.'Select the 'shared as' option.
Enter the share name you would like to use.
This how the shared resource will be named when viewed from another computer.
Select the type of access you would like to allow.
Read-only allows network users permission to read
and copy files in the shared directory, but not to delete them, save changes to
them or add new ones. Full access gives permissions just like a local user.
If you like, you can assign passwords for either the read-only or full access
modes. Click 'ok'