Spending some time trying to resurrect an old Windows 95 Computer. It has SCSI, and that's what's required to connect my Emus to a computer - allowing me to upload home-rolled sounds to them.
Network not working. I need it to. The Win85 machine will not be the sound editor - my main machine does that. I need XP→Win95→EOS (Emu system via SCSI)
Hardware: 1 CD-rom; 1 SCSI CDRW; SCSI Master HD; 1 IDE HD (2 partitions); 1 floppy drive, MIDI and soundblaster card.
It has SCSI half working.
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This machine is never going to see the internet (56k dial-up Modem) so it has to coneect to the XP machine, and its SCSI has to be on tip top form.
Getting the MAC Address to avoid conflicts (Taken from http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/security/os/win9x.html )
Enter: ipconfig /all
If the output scrolls off your screen, and it will on Vista, use: ipconfig /all | more
The Physical Address is your MAC address; it will look like 00-15-E9-2B-99-3C. You will have a physical address for each network connection that you have.
Figure 1. The is the ipconfig output on Windows XP. My XP computer has two network connections – an ethernet connection, labeled Local Area Connection, and a wireless connection, labeled Wireless Network Connection (the wireless connection isn't currently set up).
The actual network adaptors present in your computer are all that XP lists. Vista, on the other hand, lists many additional possible network connections, even if they aren't being used. But the Wireless and Local Area Connection sections are the same.
Type: winipcfg and click OK.
Select the network adapter you are interested in,
The box marked Adapter Address is your MAC address; it will look like 00-15-E9-2B-99-3C.