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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

By sh00 ·
I have 2 PCs both running win98se. They are connected using Network interface cards and Microsoft networking. Both have same problem.
My problem is that when I am surfing the internet, at regular intervals my internet connection stops responding for about a minute and then continues. This typically happen when I change url to another server.
I have currently resolved this by having a separate boot hardware configuration that does not use the NIC. Then I have no problem using the internet.

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by Baziite In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

Since you say that the problem is occuring at regular intervals , I am suspecting your mail program ( Outlook Exp etc) trying to check mail on your mail server at regular intervals . This could be because you have set it up on the tools menu/optionsor a virus which is trying to send messages out from your computer at regular intervals .

You can check if something is going out/in by setting up system monitor items

-dialup adapter:bytes transmitted per sec
-dialup adapter:bytes recieved per sec .

Try to see if the surge in transmit rate has anything to do with hanging Internet Explorer .
I hope this is useful to you .....

Good Luck !!!!

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by sh00 In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

Well, it happens when no mail program is active and it never happen when I choose to boot without enabling the network adapter.

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by Baziite In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

Also since the problem disappears by disabling the NIC it seems like you have specified a local LAN proxy server in internet options . So when you switch URL's first it tries to check the local LAN proxy server and fails to find one then it tries toaccess the URL on the internet . If this is the case then try changing this setting .to do this Go to tools menu / internet options then on the connections tab press LAN settings . make sure that proxy is not used .

Good Luck !!!!

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by mphoffar In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

First first reaction is there's something broadcasting to the NIC temporarily blowing out the settings created by the dialup. Could be something as simple as File and Printer Sharing, but it's hard to say.

Only suggestion I could think of is to add in NetBEUI, to allow the two PCs to talk to each other. Then remove the TCP/IP - > betwork Card on each PC and remove the NetBUI-Dialup Adapter. At that point, you should have TCP running only to the DUA and NetBEUI to the NICs

The other possability could be that the modem and NIC are sharing an IRQ, in which case, I go into my PCI Bus Device nad set it to pull the settings from the BIOS instead of sharing the two.

Good luck to you

Mark

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by sh00 In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

Your suggestion seems to have helped me.
Using NetBEUI instead of TCP/IP on the NIC. I probably must have set something wrong in the TCP/IP settings or, more lightly, not set something I should have set.

Thank you for your support.

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by Baziite In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

Since the problem disappears by disabling the NIC it seems like you have specified a local LAN proxy server in internet options . So when you switch URL's first it tries to check the local LAN proxy server and fails to find one then it tries to access the URL on the internet . If this is the case then try changing this setting .to do this Go to tools menu / internet options then on the connections tab press LAN settings . make sure that proxy is not used .

The answer immediately above also makes sense , it is definitely worth a try ....

Good Luck !!!!

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Win98se internet hangs when NIC enabled

by sh00 In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

No proxy is enabled.

The other answer seems to have eliminated my problem.

Thank you for your support.

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by sh00 In reply to Win98se internet hangs wh ...

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