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By syamprasadm ·
I am having a windows98 machine which detects the D-Link DFE-530TX Fast Ethernet Adapter .It takes the drivers perfectly but does not come into the network.IP address was given by DHCP server.Same D-Link card works fine in the other machine but does'nt work in a particular machine.I had tried with two new cards but the same problem with the two cards for this machine only.Previously this machine used to come in the network.I had formated and loaded the OS twice but same problem.Thanks in advance for ur ideas.

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by MalcolmNY In reply to Network Problem

Try a static IP that you know will work. Or try the NIC in a different slot.

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by syamprasadm In reply to Network Problem

I have given static Ip too.I had changed to different slots also.Still it did not help me.Today i will load windows Me and check wheather it is working or not.If any more sugestions you r welcome.Thanks for spending time.

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by MalcolmNY In reply to Network Problem

Try a static IP that you know will work. Or try the NIC in a different slot.

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by syamprasadm In reply to Network Problem

This answer was given twice.

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by eBob In reply to Network Problem

You can check that TCP/IP is configured correctly on the "problem PC" by pinging the loopback address (127.0.0.1). Also, "ipconfig /all > ipconfig.txt" and print the file "ipconfig.txt" to see all of the IP configuration on this box. Make sure it ispicking up a proper config from your DHCP server, and binding it correctly to your card. Compare it to other configs on other PCs. Look for subnet mask and default gateway to MATCH, and make sure the assigned IP address makes sense.

Then expand from there.

Try pinging the default gateway, and a couple of other systems on the same segment. Also, try pinging the "problem PC" from other stations on the same segment.

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by syamprasadm In reply to Network Problem

My machine Network card started working after loading windowsME.My problem is solved.Thanks for spending time.

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by jamesmeszaros In reply to Network Problem

The other responses are excellent. However do check the cables as well. If you don't have a cable tester try hooking another PC into the current cable. Also try the win98 machine you are working on with another RJ45 connection.
Also if you can find one try to boot with a DOS network boot disk. If it works you know your cabling is fine.
James

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by syamprasadm In reply to Network Problem

Hi,

Cable is fine why because one more machine i had installed and it found to work fine for me for the same cable.Thanks for spending time.

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by rpritt In reply to Network Problem

The above answers are good, especially about checking the cabling. If the cabling comes up fine, try another of the same brand network card. Try it in another slot. If these do not work, try going into the BIOS and reserving an IRQ for the slot the NIC is in. Make sure the IRQ you want to use is free. Unless you have a SCSI card, IRQ 10 is usually free. You can also use IRQ 5 if you don't have a sound card.

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by syamprasadm In reply to Network Problem

My machine Network card started working after loading windowsME.My problem is solved.Thanks for spending time.

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