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TCPIP connectivity in Win98SE

By dspangler@intellitecsolut ·
I have an older PC I want to be part of a home network online with cable broadband. I installed a 3Com nic in it, using an updated driver.

Nothing I do can get this to ping the DLink router default address 192.168.0.1.

Also, I immediatelyget the Windows is shutting down issue, where that screen hangs upon shutdown.

Any NIC seems to cause that shut down issue, none can ping the router.

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by Audacity17 In reply to TCPIP connectivity in Win ...

Does the NIC card show up in the Device Manager? Is TCP/IP protocol listed under the network properties?

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Yes. The NIC is functioning properly in device manager, and the protocol is installed.

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by pctech In reply to TCPIP connectivity in Win ...

Hi

Try checking these things out:

1. Are you running a software firewall, such as Zone Alarm or Norton's Internet Security? If so, put the 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254 IP range into the Trusted Local Zone.
2. Your DLink should be acting as a DHCP server. Under your computer's TCP/IP settings do you have it set to Obtain an IP address?
3. Should this not work, hard set the IP address on the computer to an IP range on the local area network.
4. Check your cable. Is it a crossover cable instead of a straight patch cable? Should it be the correct cable type, test it on another computer to see if the cable is good.
5. Try switching ports on the router.
6. Check for spyware and viruses.
7. Uninstall, reboot, and then reinstall the TCP/IP protocol.
8. Check your winsock files to ensure they are not missing, wrong version, or corrupted.
9. You "immediately" get a hung shut down. Immediately after what? This would indicate a driver issue. The 3COM driver? Try installing the OS specific driver that came with the NIC.
10. Move the NIC to another PCI slot.
11. Try a different NIC. It is unusal for 3COM to have a compatabilty issue, but not impossible.
12. If you do not have a light on the port the cable to the computer is connected, you have a hardware problem. Router, NIC, and/or cable .... or a burned out light.
13. Check to see that the NIC is fully seated in it's slot.
14. Call 911 or wait on "TheChas" to see if he can identify any other possibilites.

I numbered these suggestions for ease of seperating them and not as a guide to an order of troubleshooting. Start where you feel the most likely problem is and then move to the next most likely and so on until you exhuast this list.

I hope this helps.

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by pctech In reply to TCPIP connectivity in Win ...

15. Reboot the router.

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by pctech In reply to TCPIP connectivity in Win ...

After reviewing my post, I sure hope this ain't no spelin test!

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Thanks for your post pctech@houston.rr.com.
I am not running a firewall. I have used static IP addresses.
I will try points 4,5,6,7,8,10,15.
I had tried another nic and had the same problem.
I was not clear in saying I 'immediately' get Windows is shutting down hang. What I mean is that whenever there is any network card in the machine, upon shutdown, I get the splash screen hanging with the 'Windows is shutting down' message. I have to manually power off the PC to get it off.

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