Here's the layout:
2 PC's (Windows XP - Windows 98), connected via LAN (Xlink cable). All drivers/clients/services/protocols up and running. On the XP side is NVIDIA's firewall.
All went well until I've done some changes on the Win98 PC that required me to pull out the LAN adapter. After I plugged it back in and booted windows, it reinstalled the card's drivers and since then I'm unable to access XP side (vice-versa). I've tried entering new IP address into the firewall permissions, shutting down the firewall, changing to IP address to "Automatic", uninstalling all drivers/protocols/services/clients and reinstalling them, but without results.
For the record: Connection is established (adapters work) but there is no accessibility whatsoever.