I'm trying to get two Orinoco Bronze (2Mbps) PC cards to work between a desktop pc and laptop. The cards seem to install just fine in both machines. I've installed the Orinoco software and when I perform the link test, both computers see each other. I try to access them through the Network Neighborhood but to no avail. I've tried assigning static IP addresses to the cards and pinging them but also have had no luck. Pinging the local card is successful so I don't think it's a hardware issue. I notice that the graph icon that Orinoco installs to the taskbar is greyed out. Is this normal? The LEDs on the cards are lit. One stays solid while the other blinks intermittently, indicating network activity I'd assume.
I think I'm using the right drivers on both the 98 and 2000 machines, as the installations went through without a hitch. Under both machines, the cards are installed as: ORiNOCO PC Card (5 volt).
I have configured the profiles of the cards using the Wireless Network icon under the control panel to set them up in Peer-to-Peer mode. Both cards have the same workgroup.
I've also tried installing a card in a Windows CE device. The graph icon that was installed on the taskbar now shows a yellow bar that cycles through the graph. I click on the icon and it reports that it's connected to the right workgroup, but it's out of range. It reports this regardless of the distance between the two machines.
Thank you for any information you might have. Any help is greatly appreciated.