Cannot access the internet...
Posted on 2004-11-18
Hi all experts,
My computer has a workgroup that consists of Windows 98 computers. They use DHCP to get the IP address. Recently, I reinstall one of the computer Win 98 and all the applications. I configured the Network card correctly. But sometimes it can access the internet and sometimes it cannot. I go to command prompt and type ipconfig/all. I discover that when it can access the internet, the IP address is normal, like 192.168.0.X with mask 255.255.255.0. But when I cannot connect to the internet, I checked the ipconfig/all, the IP address is 16X.xxx.xxx.xxx with mask 255.255.0.0. But both address is assigned by the DHCP server.
I also tried to set a fixed IP address like 192.168.0.200 and mask 255.255.255.0. I think it can talk to the Workgroup. But it can't.
How can I discover what is the problem? Sometimes I restart/reinstall, it can access the internet again and sometimes suddenly it can't.
I tried ipconfig/release_all and ipconfig/renew_all too. Sometimes, it shows it can't find the DHCP server.
Anyone can give me some idea what's going on?
Thanks for all replies.