Hi my fourth computer on my network will not connect to the internet "page cannot be displayed dns error" Isp Bt broadband Bt voyager 2019 router the laptop in question is 98se and Belkin wireless usb adapter this has picked up my router and reading the following DHCP disable, current IP 192.168.1.5, subnetmask 255.255.255.0, default gateway 192.168.1.1, DNSserver 192.168.1.1 any help would be appreciated thanks.
You should not have a Problem connecting to the Net, with a router. As you do not need them Networked if they are connected direct to the Router. It sounds like 98 Registry as got corrupt. If it's just happend, Shut down to DOS then run SCANREG /RESTORE to old date
Hi woodchip thanks for the response but although this lappie had previously been connected under different circumstances click here it point blank refuses to connect to the new set up I have flushed DNS released/renewed IPS all to no avail I have not renewed dlls as I am not sure how to in win 98se or what to renew. thanks again in mammak.
Sorry, did not read your original post carefully enough. I have only come across WZC in XP.
XP does have a wireless networking wizard. The wizard creates a file on a floppy or USB memory stick which allows settings to be transferred to another pc. You could try this to re-create your wireless link on the pc running 98se.
By the way, can you see the other computers on the network from the 98se pc?
Reinstalled the adapter turned encryption of still wont connect? the status window is now showing a connection to the internet with those litte binory 1s-0s shooting back and forth between the comp,router and internet icon but it now has a different IP address 169.254.200.65 and I dont know how to rectify that Im afraid to say it should be along the line of 192.168.1.5 thanks for your responses hope I can stick with it it is doing my nut in now. thanks again
The IP address of 169..... indicates that the computer has not been allocated an address. One way round this problem is to assign a fixed address to this computer eg 192.168.1.9
The other thing to try (perhaps first) is to open a DOS window and release and renew the IP address. Command varies with OS but it will be something like IPCONFIG /release_all and IPCONFIG /renew_all. In DOS window, type IPCONFIG /? to see syntax required.