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network yes, internet no?

By elidreamer ·
why would a computer be able to see the network............ but not the internet......... normally if there a problem here it's the other way around. other comptures on the network can see the internet. I hooked my laptop up at the same cable as the computer with the problem and my laptop saw both network and internet

The computer with problem is Win 98. . . . . My laptop is W2K..... but there are other Win 98 (and Win 95) machines on the network and they don't have this problem.

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by Ann777 In reply to network yes, internet no?

The computers that cannot see the internet, probably have the gateway setup improperly. Can you ping the gateway from those computers?

It does not sound as if you are using a DHCP server? If that is true, then look at the gateways on those computers.

If you are using a DHCP server, then I suggest you remove then reinstall the TCP/IP protocols on the affected computers. Sometimes one or two necessary files gets corrupted.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to network yes, internet no?

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by mphoffar In reply to network yes, internet no?

I suspect your answer lies somewhere as to how windows is seeing your TCP/IP configuration. Do a winipcfg on the 98 machine in question (or another one that's working) and compare the two. I would suspect that this is some sort of gateway configuration, but it's hard to say.

I'd also be wondering if this is some sort of vlan issue (if your nettwork is setup like that), where the NIC isn't being recognized to pull an IP.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to network yes, internet no?

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by donmars In reply to network yes, internet no?

Think of your network as your house and you are in it, it works. Consider the internet to be the outside world it works but you cant experience it unless you go outside and normally you go out through the front door or back door (you could go through a window, hackers do it!) In this case the doorway is the gateway, it has its own address so your comp can find it and it leads out to the world. In the tcp/ip configuration you have to enter this gateway IP address under "default gateway" you can have other gateway addresses if you have other gateways (backdoor? side entrance?) So you have entries for prefered gateway and default gateway. That comp needs to have the gateway IP entered, thats all. Check the address of the default gateway on a comp that can see the internet and enter it in the comp that cannot!

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