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Problem about home network

By cyrusmak ·
I have 2 computers at home, one is win 98 and the other is win xp.
But I cannot share the boardband service using a router. It shows a page that inform me that "cannot display webpage".
I am sure that I have connect the cables correctly.
Can anyone help me?

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by trevorr In reply to Problem about home networ ...

Make sure you are receiving a IP address from the router, and that both machines can see it.

Win98 computer:

Start -> run

Type in "winipcfg"

In the dialog box, you should have a couple sets of numbers, we are concerned about 3 of them, IP Address, Gateway, and DNS.

Your IP should look like or similar. Not a or similar.

Your gateway should be similar to your IP,

and your DNS should have some form of a IP. The router gets that from your ISP, and gives it to your computers.

Now that we have this information, go to start -> run. type in "command"

type in "ping" (or what ever your gateway address is.)

you should have something like this:

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=64

if it says no response, your router may be bad.

For the Windows XP, It is almost the same as Win98, but instead of running winipcfg, right -click "my network places", go to properties. Double click "Local area network" then click on the support tab. it should be almost the same as the windows 98 box.

If you do not have an IP address, try releasing & renewing it. On win98, in winipcfg there is a button for it. on WinXP click "repair".

Hope this helps!

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by cyrusmak In reply to

i have tried your method

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Problem about home networ ...

depending upon your router set up this is most likely to be the network settings and the router is not supplying the dns to your pc due to configuration conflict. Most common cause is that the work group name is seen to be different or the IP subnet mask is not the same, both these MUST be a perfect match.

I tip with workgroup names although the screen shows it typed in uppercase in most software it does not always store it that way. To ensure workgroup id match I always type the workgroup name in with the Caps Lock on so that it is always uppercase and do this on each PC and the router.

Checker subnet ID on the router and the subnet mask, and chek that the PCs are both configured the same. Often a good idea to just wipe and retype the config info in.

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by cyrusmak In reply to

don't understand what you are saying

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