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Win 98 Internet Problems

By Tonywildcat17 ·
The network contains Win98SE (1) and XP (1) machines. Both are connected through Comcast Cable modem through a Linksys router. Both were working fine with the internet, but now the 98 machine will not work. It obtains a DHCP address from the router (as does the XP), with the same DNS servers as the XP machine (works). In Command Prompt, I can ping the DNS server, but not "www.yahoo.com". I CAN ping "216.109.118.64" which is the IP address for Yahoo. I cannot open the IP address in the Internet Explorer browser. If it was a DNS problem, it should be able to open the IP address. I have tried giving it a static different DNS server, but that did not work. If anyone has any ideas, let me know. I am stuck right now!!! Thanks

Tony

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Win 98 Internet Problems

you probably tried this already:
winipcfg /release /renew
on win98 machine, set tcpip to use dhcp again.
then go to Start/Run and type 'winipcfg' <enter> (no quotes tho). click release all then renew all. let us know what error messages, if any, you get. if no errors, run winipcfg again and observe what settings it gave you. see how they look compared to XP. (on XP, it's not winipcfg, it is: Start/Run/ipconfig). same subnet mask? same gateway? same internal looking ip address? (if you are seeing one that looks like a Class C, an external, ip address, that means you don't have dhcp server but your ISP does and win98 box is going there to fetch (invalid) ip address, see?
anyhow, if it refreshes ip and gateway info successfully, you might find stuff works again. if not, you probably have dhcp server problem. either you don't have one or the win98 client is not using it for some reason. everybody set proprerly with router as gateway?

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by Tonywildcat17 In reply to

Thanks for your help. I had already tried everything that you guys suggested. I do not know what is wrong with it. Thanks anyways.

Tony

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by Tonywildcat17 In reply to Win 98 Internet Problems

Both IP address are correct for being behind the router firewall. Both are 192.168.1.___. The gateways are set to 1.1. I just got done talking with a friend who said that he had a similar problem and it was caused by spyware. I downloaded Spybot S&amp and am going to try that. I will let you all know how it works. Let me know if you have any more ideas.
Thanks

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by w2ktechman In reply to Win 98 Internet Problems

make sure that the gateway is configured properly

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by Tonywildcat17 In reply to

All of the IP information is correct!! That is why this is so confusing to me. I am going to try to remove all the spyware and see what happens then.

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