Unable to set IP address in Network
Posted on 1997-09-03
On one of our recently upgraded ( i.e. W3.11 to W95 )
W95 machines I am unable to set up TCP/IP networking.
Within the NETWORK CONTROL PANEL I am unable to enter
IP addresses in the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
I can't enter the IP address, the gateway address or
the address of the DNS server. I can change the Host
name and the Domain name. But I can't enter any
IP address or network mask.
When I click on the appropriate field
I do not get a flashing cursor and when I type anything
the machine beeps as if the keyboard buffer is full.
The machine originally worked with a TCP/IP stack over ODI drivers under Windows 3.11. When the user upgraded to W95 they continued to use the ODI drivers
and existing TCP/IP stack.
This worked fine until they downloaded a new version of Netscape Navigator.
At this point the old TCP/IP stack stopped working and they got into a mess.
I got involved after they had deleted the old ODI drivers, TCP/IP stack and associated networking software.
I tried to set up what I call our standard W95 installation using MICROSOFT TCP/IP in the network control panel.
But as I say I am unable to edit any of the address fields.
Peer to peer networking is fine using Netbeui or IPX/SPX. We can share printers and files with the rest of the office.
I have also deleted all references to the network card in the control panel. Rebooted the machine and reinstalled the card. Same problem.
Yesterday I reinstalled W95 from the upgrade disks.