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No ping, No internet
qqdawg Jan-07-02 05:03 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-07-02 AT 05:13 AM (GMT)

I have 4 computers (A,B,C,D)on a LAN. All running basic Win98. All using a Linksys NIC through a Linksys router. All computers can see each other.

Problem: the last computer (D) will not connect to the internet. And will not ping an address or an IP. I have removed and reinstalled TCP/IP. Removed netBEUI. Changed cables and swapped ports.

TCP/IP Properties:
IP address...automatic
WINS Config....Use DHCP for wins resolution

I have searched http://.duxcw.com without success.

Please, Any ideas?


1. RE: No ping, No internet
jagman99 Jan-07-02 06:45 AM
In response to message 0
Why do you have DHCP for WINS enabled? If its not needed, disable it. Also, can you ping all the clients, and the host???????

2. RE: No ping, No internet
qqdawg Jan-07-02 03:21 PM
In response to message 1
LAST EDITED ON Jan-07-02 AT 04:12 PM (GMT)

>>Why do you have DHCP for WINS enabled?<<

Only because all the other computers were setup with DHCP enabled. Even when disabled I get no closer to an internet connection.

I can not ping the host or the clients.

I have also run "winipcfg" and done a release and renew.


4. No ping, No internet, The Rest of the Story.....
qqdawg Jan-20-02 05:22 PM
In response to message 0
I talked to LinkSys tech support for the Ethernet card and the router and they found that the card and the router were working properly. And after removing and reinstalling all network settings and protocols and many restarts, I was still unable to ping anything.

The Rest of the Story. Previously, Win98 had been working perfectly. Then I upgraded to XP. It worked perfectly too. And all networking issues worked perfect. (I do like the way XP can “auto” configure all networking issues….but that’s about the only thing I like about xp).

Then I decided to try to configure a dual boot system. With very good guidance from
http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/index.html . I just substituted XP in the instructions for Win 2K. So, I uninstall XP (now back to win98). However, on the first attempt I make a mistake, and ended up again with just XP. In the instructions (url above) be sure under Step 9, to check “Install a new copy of Windows XP (Clean Install)…..”. And under Step 10, check both boxes.

So, now I start all over again. It worked on the next attempt. Following the instructions to the letter I have a dual boot system, that is, I am prompted during startup as to which OS I wish to boot up…Windows 98 or Windows XP. Boot up XP, everything works as before. Amazing. Boot up Win98 and, guess what…No Ping, No Internet.

Final solution. I finally bit the bullet and did format C: and did a clean install of Win98. Guess what, all networking problems solved. Although, I was up all night reinstalling drivers, applications, and updates. I suspect that with all the installing and uninstalling that some registry setting got messed up, that only a clean install of Win98 could solve. However, I no longer have a dual boot system. I will attempt the dual boot thing again and let everyone here know how it goes. Xp is still on the D partition, but I’m not prompted during start up for the XP start up. I guess I will have to Format D: and do the Dual Boot instructions again.

I’m sorry for the long story. I only hope that others can learn from my dumb mistakes.


5. RE: No ping, No internet, The Rest of the Story.....
lbyard Jan-20-02 05:39 PM
In response to message 4
Install XP on top of XP. If you see the 98 network problem again, http://duxcw.com/faq/network/winsock.htm will probably fix it. Larry

6. RE: No ping, No internet, The Rest of the Story.....
qqdawg Jan-21-02 02:30 AM
In response to message 5
>>Install XP on top of XP.<<

Good Idea...I did....It worked. Both operating systems work and NO network problems. Hooray!

However, one NOTE for the readers concerning dual booting with XP. From the How to guide at
http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/dual/index.html I would suggest ignoring Items 7 and 8. Item No. 9, choose "install a new copy of Windows XP (Clean Install)..."
The rest is the same.

Thanks Larry.

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