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IE problems Connecting

By clrmdc ·
I have a client system on a broadband connection in a peer to peer set up. This systems runs Win98. IE 6. There are not DNS settings, IP addresses or gateways listed in the Network properties. This is true of all the systems on the network (five total) all were able to connect to the internet, this one completely stopped connecting to the internet last week. It sees all network systems and can file share but gets the standard page cannot be displayed error when running IE. Any Ideas what it could be????

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by LMon In reply to IE problems Connecting

If it is through a router check the ie setting and make sure the lan is set to detect settings automatically.

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by clrmdc In reply to

We have tweaked all the IE settings -- this is something else. Thanks for the response though.

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by bigduck In reply to IE problems Connecting

This will not solve your problem, but it may help you to troubleshoot.
click "start -> run" and type "winipcfg" on each of the 5 machines. Select your network adapter from the pop up list and check to see what each the the dynamicaly assigned IP address, netmask, and gateway settings are. This will allow you to double check and make sure the that the dynamic addressing is working properly. All 5 machines should have IP adresses in the same subnet, matching netmasks and gateway addresses.
It sounds like the machine that cannnot connect is getting a wrong address.

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by Ann777 In reply to IE problems Connecting

The Win98 computer needs a gateway to access the Internet. If it continues to access the other machines in the P2P relationship, then all that is missing from the Win98 computer is the Gateway IP.

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by YNTBOM In reply to IE problems Connecting

If you have your problem pc's Internet Options configured to automatically detect settings you should be good there. The only other thing I would check would be the IP as mentioned by using winipcfg to see if the lan card is displaying an ip from the router. You should also check your cables and your router LEDS to see if you are getting a good connection.

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by tjclairmont In reply to IE problems Connecting

I have seen situations where the driver looks good in windows but it's not..maybe deinstall the driver and card, reboot with no nic, then shutdown and reinstall both of them.

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