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connection problem w/cable modem

connection problem w/cable modem

connection problem w/cable modem

I recently obtained cable modem thru AOL/Time Warner.  Set up a router and hooked up 4 ibm PII-266, all work fine.  Tried to replace one pc with an HP PII-266, all running win98se, and can't connect.  Rebooted/reset router, rebooted/reset cable modem, reinstalled win98se, aol v 8.0 and ie 6, nothing changes.  renewed winipcfg settings, etc.  Also went thru setups with aol, time warner, and speedstream (router) twice each.  
No difference if I remove router and connect directly to modem.  I can ping my isp, with router in place I can ping other machines on network and viceversa.  The loopback will also ping at   IP address in winipcfg shows as, first 4 machines show as,  ..2, ...3 and ...4.  Am I beyond a range setting somewhere?  How does the IP get assigned?  All other settings have been triple checked from one machine to the others, can't find any differences other than the last digit of ip address and can't find it in settings anywhere to change it manually or otherwise.  Would it work as .1 or .2 instead of .7?     

RE: connection problem w/cable modem

Have you tried changing the network card?  I was working on a machine this morning whose NIC showed up in Device manager as functioning properly, however it could not see any other PC's on the network or connect to the Internet.  I changed out the card and the problem disappeared.

Just a thought,


RE: connection problem w/cable modem

Check ipconfig /all.  I had problems getting a wireless laptop to work until I figured out the service provider was using a different subnet mask.  Changed the laptop to the same subnet, used the desktop that was attached to the cable/modem as my default gateway on the laptop, now I can surf all day with no wires.  Good luck.

Glen A. Johnson
Johnson Computer Consulting

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