I have a cable modem at home and have a home network set up to share the connection. I'm using a Linksys Router (BEFN-2PS4) and have had my Win2k Pro box and my Win2k Adv Server box setup and working fine for a while now.
My new roommate wants to hook up his computer now also. His comp is running WinME (evil) and when I plug it into the router, it just doesn't work.
I get lights on both ends and have tried different cables and know that the networking card was working before and there are no conflicts or anything so I'm pretty sure it's not a hardware/cabling issue.
The network settings are set to "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Use DHCP for WINS resolution" and DNS is disabled just like my cable company says in there instructions.
However, it will not connect to the network/internet. Instead of getting an IP address from the router like it should, it just gets a Windows default one.
I've tried using ipconfig and releasing/renewing the IP... no luck
I've tried resetting the router and refreshing the DHCP client's table... no luck
I've tried uninstalling the NIC driver and all the clients/protocols and then reinstalling... no luck
Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not that familiar with WinME so maybe it's something simple I'm overlooking.
Thanks in advance.