Don’t do it. It’s nothing but pain, grief and tears. Sure, there are lots of sources that promise they can tell you how to do it, but the more you try, the more frustrated you’ll get. I’ve been into that particular hell, and I’m never going back. My goal (which may not be yours of course) was simply to transfer data. In the end I retained my sanity (what was left of it) by simplying buying an external Zip drive. From Comp A to Zip Drive, from Zip Drive to Comp B. That’s the only thing that kept me out of the asylum.
For a fuller account, see my website (www.ian-rowland.com), go to The Vault and look at “Urban nightmares #5: trying to use DCC to transfer computer data”. If that doesn’t put you off, nothing will.
In the course of my own attempts to get this to work, I spoke to several very experienced computer tech people, and they all confided in me that actually, although this lashing together of PCs is theoretically straightforward, getting it to work in practice is an entirely different nightmare. In Win 98 it’s supposed to be very simple indeed, but then the Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable.
You have been warned.