Just digging my hole deeper!!! Win98 problems.
First I was becoming bothered by the fact Win98 would not go to sleep. I don't remember if I even have a Sleep option offered anymore! Other times I was getting frustrated that it would say it was Shutting Down but would lockup while Shutting Down. THEN I decided to look around online about some problem that kept coming up - discovered that I should have an older version (V5.5, build 2577) of Sygate firewall to get past that problem. Downloaded - and somewhere about then is when I could no longer get online!!
Tried "Allow All" with Sygate, Restarted and - same old problem. I turned of Sygate Firewall and AVG but still can't get online. Heck, Windows says it can't find anything - 192.168.1.254, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1, Google - it always says - "Internet Explorer could not open the search page." This is the same response I've been getting. Before and after I let Registry Mechanic do it's thing!
BellSouth/ATT is my ISP. I use their Westell modem and a Linksys Router. I think tonight (with my work computer home) we are running a Mac, Win2000, WinXP and if it would work, Win98. I did use the the FastAccess DSL Help program offered thru BellSouth. In the test mode it always stops with "Failed" while testing computer.
Hmmm - found this . . .
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I opened up the Router properties by typing 192.168.1.1 in the browser window via my XP PC which works.
Then I got the
LAN IP Address:
THen I got the DNS configuration.
Then I went to my 98 machine. Control Panel ->Networks
Then under TCP/IP I unchecked obtain IP address automatically and changed the IP address to: the Lan IP address
Then under DNS gateway (I think it was) I entered the DNS configuration numbers I got from the XP machine.
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-*SIGH*- I never learn! I'll try the above - although I'm not sure which is the LAN or DNS numbers I need. (I don't have anything listed as LAN IP Address!) I'll restart and see what happens. . . .
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Hmm - Wow - Big surprise!! Didn't do any good! Any help in using Win98 to get online? I'm using WinXP right now.
In that last little change I made - when I used the FastAccess program, the computer passed the test but then the Network failed. Now that I've put the computer back like it was -with the FastAccess test program - the Computer failed.
This leads me to believe I just need to input correct information on the Win98 and it will work again. Any help?
Edited by bamakodaker, 06 November 2007 - 10:51 AM.