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Internet sharing via router question

By rwtattoo ·
We set up a home network using a router, and are using a cable modem, as well as Win98 (the original edition, not SE)and are having problems getting the second computer to access the internet. Every time you attempt it, you get a "socket not connected" error. The network is working fine, and I can ping the router from the second computer and the ping works fine back and forth from the router. But try to get online and you get nowhere!
I have a feeling its a setting or config problem but haven't been able to find anything yet. Any help would be appreciated!

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by syberdeath In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

what kind of router is it?

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by rwtattoo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

Netgear RT314

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by Parbo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

Could be that some of the networking files are corrupted. remove all components out of the network properties, reboot and reload them again. That should replace the corrupted files

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by rwtattoo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

We've done that already.. several times in fact!

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by Richard Lane In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

When you say "the ping works fine back and forth from the router" do you mean within your own network? Does the first machine get online with no problems? Can you access the router configuration program from the second machine and see if it is actually making the external connection? (This will depend on then router you are using and the configuration program it uses).

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by rwtattoo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

Yes, the first machine was getting online with no problems. And they were both configured the same. When you ran winipcfg they were both showing the same thing as well....
Read on to find out how we got the second one online!
Its still not perfect, but for now its working!

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

PING means only that the cable and tcp/ip can "SEE" the machine, it does not mean that communications are possible. Do not rely on ping.

You need a crash course in Netbios(microsoft/IBM) networking, and it is available here:

www.grc.com

Go Get em tiger....

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by rwtattoo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

Thanks for the great link!
We did work this one out on our own. Disabled Wingate and now its working without errors directly through the router.

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by addison99 In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

What network protocols are you using

The easies way I have found is use TCP/IP and give each PC a IP address. Make sure each PC has your ISP's DNS setting in the networking section.

Hope this helps you. If not getback with more info.

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by rwtattoo In reply to Internet sharing via rout ...

Network protocols are TCP/IP& NetBeui.
We had thought maybe it had something to do with the cable provider. Sometimes you have to let them know you have a router to get their numbers to jive with yours... but it wasn't...

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