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wireless internet connection sharing

By spec5000 ·
i have a windows 98se desktop that i am trying to connect to a wireless 54g netwrok to share a broadband internet connection. there are 4 pcs already connected. my pc has appeared on the client list and my wireless connection monitor tells me i am connected, but i cannot do anything with it, ie cannot connect to the internet

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by DouglasB In reply to wireless internet connect ...

What operating system(s) are you running on the other 4 pc's? If one is XP, run the Network setup wizard and at the end, select the option to make a floppy disk. Put that floppy in the 98 machine to setup your network.

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by willcomp In reply to wireless internet connect ...

Could be a DNS problem. To resolve, you will need a Win 98SE CD or have cab files on hard disk.

1. Go to Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Windows Setup then click on Communications and select Details radio button. Uncheck Dial Up Networking.

2. Run Regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services Right click on Winsock and Winsock2 and delete them.

3. Reboot computer.

4. Reinstall Dial Up Networking using same procedure as in step 1 except check box by Dial Up Networking. Follow prompts from there.

This procedure will remove and reinstall DNS.

A question: Did you remove adware or viruses prior to this happening?


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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to wireless internet connect ...

can you ping the other pc's or vice versa ?

if not you are not on the same network (or not connected at all)
check your ip settings on one of the 4 with the wireless one. also check if the ap is giving out the same range of ip's as the other 4.

if so, make sure your setting for the gateway and dns matches the other 4 ones.


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by Devinefv In reply to wireless internet connect ...

Go Start/run/Winipcfg, then select release all.
after that,renew all....You should get an IP address assigned to your PC. If not, then shut down the router, then the modem, and then restart modem then the router, and then reboot your system. Run winipcfg again.... You should have an Ip assigned. Also be sure the router is allowing wireless [wireless enabled]. Lastly.....Replace your nic card with a good/new one.


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