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peachykeen

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This has been a recurring problem for the last two weeks. I desparately need help. Win ME operating system connected to LAN and Linksys broadband router. Other computers on network are working fine and connected. This main computer connected to LAN modem will not connect to isp. Have call ISP and Linksys and they say since ping returned four times that it is my computer. Have settings been somehow compromised? :tazz: I am not a geek-very illiterate-husband mainframe programmer for 37 years but PC illiterate-cobal geek. Plumbers family with no running water so to speak. We have a business that needs this computer so I am in the desparate mode. I downloaded Hijack this to a floppy and ran and saved results back to floppy in case I needed to post for someone but I think it might be some address or setting. Thanks for any help you might give. ;)
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Does this machine have a IP assigned to it? It may be outside the allowed range of the router. Or you may be missing some files, like winsock.dll. Another thing is most networks require some kind of login, even though the router may not be setup as a domain the computer may need to confirm its password and username. Also, your firewall may be getting in the the way, check your firewall logs to see if it is blocking anything.

These are just some possibllites. I've been networking some computers myself, and it isn't always easy to find what is causing a problem.
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Thanks for your reply. When we disconnect the network router, we still have the same problem with the DNS message. I ran winsock repair and it listed 4 folders with various names ending in dll. I was afraid to remove without someone saying it was OK so I haven't done anything. I still believe it is as you say a missing folder or a setting. Is there a free download that might address this? I am new at trying to trouble shoot computer woes. This is just a home network but we run a small business from our home over the net and need this computer because all our photos and files are on it as well as billing. Thanks again-feel free to give more insite. I did disconnect the router again and we have repeatedly gone through the common reset procedures everyone knows about.
Yes, I have seen an IP address assigned in the settings. I haven't pinged it yet though-would that give any info?
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