Solved

wan connection

Posted on 2004-03-29
11
283 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have a win 98 pc connects to a lan fine and can see the server and other clients just fine. When I try to connect to the wan I cannot get no where. I have tried new nics and still I can see the lan. any ideas to try. Where within the registries can I ck the values to see if they were changed? Or any Ideas. Besides reloading the hd
0
Comment
Question by:abriggs1
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
11 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:glenn_1984
ID: 10709867
Right Click on Network Neighborhood
Left Click on Properties
Locate TCP/IP for your network card.
Double click.

If you are using DHCP things should be working.  But if they are not:

Change to Assign a specific IP Address.
Enter the current IP address and sub net mask of your pc.  (To check that you can click, Start, Run then type winpcfg for the command.)
If you do not have a Gateway...put in the lan ip address of your router
This should be enough.

However, you can also add the DNS numbers from your internet service provider as long as they come after the DNS of your server..

Reboot.

Go to DOS (Start, Run , command, OK).
type ping yahoo.com and press enter.
If you get a reply, you are on the wan!

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:abriggs1
ID: 10709918
sorry for not being more prompt with the first question. The pc is running DHCP and I tried your idea also. Still not working any other tries?
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:tw20477
ID: 10710118
I would start with some basic network trouble shooting.

Ping yourself to make sure your TCP/IP stack is ok - ping 127.0.0.1

From the sounds of it, your tcp/ip stack should be ok seing as how you're on the network

Next i would ping your gateway - ping 192.168.1.1 (or whatever your gateway is)

Then i would try to ping a web site - ping www.yahoo.com

If you can do that then you should be able to get on the net.  if not, you might want to try a tracert and see where your connection dies.

Regards
Trevor
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:infotrader
ID: 10710308
That's what I would do as well... I would also try to ping 66.94.230.45 as well.

Just in case it is a DNS problem....

P.S.  Isn't "I cannot go Nowhere" means you can go somewhere?  LOL... Just kidding.

- Info
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:glenn_1984
ID: 10710437
If you try "ipconfig /all" from DOS, what do you get?
This does not always work on a Windows 98 PC.

Did you add the ISPs DNS numbers to your TCP/IP and then reboot the computer?
0
IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:infotrader
ID: 10710616
With Win9X machines, try running "WINIPCFG" instead

- Info
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:abriggs1
ID: 10712883
I have tried winipcfg and released and renewed. I have added the tcp/ip and the dns, also I tried to ping yahoo with no success.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:abriggs1
ID: 10717572
Thanks for the help guys I fixed the problem. There was some major spyware that was blocking the client to connect to the WAN...
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 12388467
PAQed, with points refunded (350)

Computer101
E-E Admin
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:abriggs1
ID: 12388575
How was your answer excepted after I placed a comment that it was fixed nobody helped on the resolution????
0

Featured Post

Give your grad a cloud of their own!

With up to 8TB of storage, give your favorite graduate their own personal cloud to centralize all their photos, videos and music in one safe place. They can save, sync and share all their stuff, and automatic photo backup helps free up space on their smartphone and tablet.

Join & Write a Comment

ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now