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Difficulties connecting to a router.

Posted on 2003-11-12
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I've recently bought a 4-port ethernet router with built in ADSL modem with the intention of connecting 3 computers. One is running WinXP Pro and the other 2 are using Win98. Everything works fine with WinXP.

My problem is that I can't seem to get Win98 machines to communicate with the router(I've tried pinging its IP and its timed out) at all.

As may already be apparent - I don't have much experience with networking so if it looks like I'm wasting your time, I apologise.

Some details:

Router is Etec which uses a Conexant chipset. Please don't post the "www.cazart.plus.com/conexant/index.html" guide because it hasn't helped my problem since it is not a Win98 specific guide.

Thanks very much to anyone who can help me with this.

Andrew Emerson
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speyfisher earned 500 total points
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did you try obtaining an ip adress from the router?

Start/Run/type in 'winipcfg'

Click 'release' then 'renew'
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Yea, silly me - should have known that, thanks. Probably the easiest points you'll ever get.
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glad you're set!
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