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W98 on broadband

Hi, is it possible for W98 to access broadband, when i try and view a webpage all i seem to get is:

Forbidden:

You were denied access because:

Access denied by access control list

regards

Tony
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nedvisCommented:
"Is it possible for W98 to access broadband?" . The answer is YES.

That's strange: ACL (access control list) does not exists in Windows 98 OS?!
But the error message : Forbidden:
                                   You were denied access because:
                                   Access denied by access control list
is sent from WEB page server.
Make sure you have rights to access particular sites.
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Access Control List-definition
The Access Control List - ACL - is a file which a computer's operating system uses to determine the users' individual access rights and privileges to folders / directories and files on a given system. Common privileges allow a user to read a file (or all the files in a folder / directory), to write / update the file or files, and to run (execute) the file (if it is an executable file, or program).
Access control is composed of protected information resources that specify who can be granted access to such resources. The operating system allows for need-to-know or discretionary security. The owner of an information resource can grant other users read or write access rights for that resource
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Are you connecting Internet directly or through firewall, proxy server and/or NAT-router ?
What are the WEB sites you're visiting ? Can you see e.g. www.yahoo.com ?
Is your computer networked?
Are you trying to access WEB sites on internal networks ?
It's not clear really what you're trying to do.

good luck
nedvis

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rutlandictAuthor Commented:
Apologies for not making myself clear.
the machine is W98( not SE), i am trying to connect via a LAN, not connecting directly to the domain, just trying to see if the PC will pick up broadband for a customer.  I tried a few webpages such as google, yahoo etc, and got the same message each time.

Tony
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blue_zeeCommented:

Win98 needs 3rd party software like Enternet.

Zee
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nedvisCommented:
     Since Win98 PC is on LAN there must be: either a gateway ( PC connected directly to intenet)
                                                                      or a router ( with or without  built-in firewalling  ).
      You need to obtain internet gateway or router IP address and make sure this particular PC  IP address in not blocked by
firewall or even domain. Then configure your system network and  browser.  Also make sure Win98 PC belongs to the same network subnet ( IP address/subnet mask ).
      One more detail will help a lot: do you have router hoocked to the modem or just a switch or hub ?
      I would also PING the external IP address ( e.g. yahoo.com = 66.94.234.13 ) and TRACERT  the same which will reveal the path browser request is going through .

      nedvis

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davidis99Commented:
If you're being blocked by an ACL, the PC is probably connecting to the internet through either a proxy server or firewall that specifies which IP addresses on the LAN can access the internet.  If there's a network administrator/consultant for this firm, your customer should ask them about the issue.
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tgtcat69Commented:
Broadband is supported on Win98 with out external software.  I agree with nedavis in  that the message you're seeing is being sent by the server, not from your computer
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jcw20Commented:
i'm not sure hoe your conectng the host but what i can say is you should setup the nic to use dhcp then check your link lights.

if thats all good.  then i would ping the router and the public ip. if that is all good i would try to ping some site like yakoo.com.

if you get a response then you should be able to get to it from your browser.
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jcw20Commented:
Oh and one other thing check the secerity setings  for  ie  or what ever browser they are using
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