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By Bellview ·
The NIC is live, but we can't seem to connect to the router.
Here is the situation: my client has Win98 SE on an old (5 yrs) PC. The card is a DLink DFE530TX. Win98 recognized the card and installed the drivers. In Control Panel/System, the network card appears. In Networks, the TCP/IP component for the NIC appears. Instructions for setting up the client connection to the Linksys router were followed. Winipcfg only shows PPP. Doing a "ping localhost" at the command prompt yields expected results, but pinging the router fails. >> We did not run the diag utility for the NIC. <<
Why can't we connect?

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by LEGJ1 In reply to Network card not making c ...

You need to setup an IP Address... Did you setup the router w/ DHCP? If you give your router the IP that your ISP provided, then the router should generate the client with an IP. BUT I am unsure about the Linksys routers. I know the hubs will do such. Check your router configuration and see if it mentions IP/DHCP. In my opinion, hubs work best...because they are dummies. Routers try to think too much and end up screwing things up for you.

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by Seeker2000 In reply to Network card not making c ...

pinging the local host tests the nic,The first thing to fail usually is the cable. I would swap this out with a known good cable. If possible try the questionable one else where, now you know what it is not.
The lisksys works well, is very easy to configure, just follow the steps.

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by Bellview In reply to Network card not making c ...

The setup for the client PC is very simple in that you have the TCP/IP for the NIC obtain the IP automatically. I've double-checked all of the setup steps and results against the setup on the 2 other PCs on the network and all seems fine.
The recap: NIC installed and recognized by Win98. Drivers installed from diskette. Setup verified in Control Panel under Network and System/Device Manager.
Oddly enough, the connection between the NIC and the router appears live. We just can't get any traffic out to the router from Win98. In addition, if I run winipcfg, I only see the PPP adapter listed. I expect to see the NIC listed as well with its IP, subnet mask, etc. Either the PC is too old, the NIC is defective, or a driver is missing!!!

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by Lizzy In reply to Network card not making c ...

Make sure that the TCP/IP is indeed installed correctly by pinging the MS loop back address: 127.0.0.1

Why haven't you run the NIC diagnostic? I would do that because it might pin point where the difficulty lies.

Please post what the problem turned out to be when you close this thread. Best wishes.

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by charlespinsent In reply to Network card not making c ...

believe it or not ,i just finished pulling my hair out over this one.first of,did you change mother board?if so you should do a format,using fdisk,trouble is that the hard drive only reconizes the other board.i did a complete format,fdisk and all,rebotted and had the board reconize everything.if you have any questions about exactley what i did,e-mail me.hope this helps.

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