Releasing and renewing adapter on Win98 machine didn't work. Logging in still gives me no domain available message. When I click on "Entire Network" get message “Unable to browse network. Network not accessible.”
I changed the workgroup name to the domain name on win98 workstation and I can't see myself at all. I can ping myself though, but not the server.
On Server I tried to release ip but got the messages "All adapters bound to DHCP do not have DHCP addresses. The addresses were automatically configured and can't be released". Tried to renew and got "error occurred when renewing adapter Local Area Network: DHCP Server unreachable.” Again canping myself but not workstation. The ip addresses that's displayed next to workstation name when I try to ping it by name is correct--weird! So, there is some connection between the two machines if the server can retrieve the workstation ip addresses. Also, whenever I try to connect to the network on the workstation, the LED and the LAN connection on the server blinks indicating a network connection. But they're not able to locate each other. Please help.
Server: NIC Macronix Fast Ethernet,
-connected to hub
win98: NIC D-Link Fast Ethernet, ip:dynamic
When is it better to use static addresses vs. dynamic?