Microsoft seems to have addressed some of these problems in the new
Windows98 SE version, the fix for the original Windows98 is now
available via the "Windows Update"/"Windows98 Update Download":
In the newsgroups (like: microsoft.public.win98.networking), a lot of questions are posted on configuring Windows98 for Networking. I am listing below my experience with Windows98 and some answers/suggestions found in the newsgroups.
I like to compile a list, on which issue is the most common problem:
First, make sure that you follow the basic requirements to work with the Network Neighborhood:
Browsing the Network
Testing Connection using 'NET DIAG'
Testing Connection using TCP/IP : Ping
Network card Diagnostics
Combo / Multi-Connector Board