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By lparra ·
About a week ago I was happily running Win98 and connecting to the internet via Netzero on a 56k modem browsing with IE5. I had recently setup a peer to peer network between two machines and decided I wanted to share my internet connection between the two. To my dismay, I discovered that this could only be done through a service that is only available through Windows 98 SE. I proceeded to upgrade to SE and it seemed to go through smoothly. I added the Internet Connection Sharing service andwas able to pull up websites on the client PC, but not the host PC. I decided to remove the service, but this did not help. I removed the NIC and reconfigured the network on the host (now standalone) PC and still no luck. I've now gone through several sessions of reinstalling TCP/IP, Client for MSN's, Dial up Adapter, Modem, Netzero...everything. I even reinstalled SE and installed Netscape Navigator, but to no avail. Somebody please help! Aaaarrrrgh.

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by dmiles In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

Confused by question in that a peer-peer network can be set up with WIN98,thru the network neighborhood and configuring the network protocols to preferences.Did both machines have NIC cards,and what was the service meant to that the win98 protocols would not be able to do,using NETBEUI would have been a logical choice.The problem seems to be WIN98SE,then you will need to look at the microsoft.com/win98se/tech, to find info relating to this issue.

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by lparra In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

ICS uses TCP/IP and SE uses IPAutoConfig so that all I needed between the two PC's was Client for MSN's and TCP/IP to both network and share an internet connection. Thanks for all your effort.

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by jyimcse In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

so you wiped the Network Properties clean and reinstalled all the components? You even reinstalled Windows 98 SE. From scratch or just reinstalled the upgrade? If you formatted and reinstalled, you shouldn't be having this problem because whatever the corruption, it should have been fixed. How about this? You may have a virus that corrupted your internet dll's. Wsock32.dll maybe. I had a problem with the ska virus that affected this file and I couldn't get online. I also reinstalled an upgrade, but this virus makes an ska.exe file that corrupts any new wsock32.dll file, so if the ska.exe file is present then even if you extract an new wsock32.dll from the cd, it still gets corrupted.

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by lparra In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

The thought of reformatting crossed my mind, but as always, it is a last resort as opposed to a solution. However, the fact that you mentioned it was enough for me to just give up and back-up my data files before proceeding. Thanks.

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

Uninstall ICS and do the following on the system with problem.
Click on start\run and type regedit and enter.
Goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\CurrentControlSet\services.
Delete the winsock2 key and close the registry.
Remove all the components except your network card in network properties, but do not restart the system.
In control panel open add/remove programs, click on windows setup, highlight communications, click details, and uncheck Dial-up networking.
Click ok, click apply, click ok, and restart the system.
Reinstall dial-up networking through communications in windows setup.
Add tcp/ip in network properties.
restart the system.
Reinstall ICS.
Good Luck!

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by lparra In reply to Can't browse internet aft ...

Wow. It sounds like you know what you are talking about. Unfortunately, by this point I had already reformatted and started from scratch. Thanks, anyway. I will keep this in mind for future reference.

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