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MAC address is seen, but nothing else works

MAC address is seen, but nothing else works

MAC address is seen, but nothing else works

Hey all. Hope someone out there can be my obi-wan.
Ok, here's my situation. My DSL is connected to a Linksys(wired), and the Linksys is connected to a Netgear(wired and wireless). I have two desktops (both XP) wired to the Netgear with no problems. I have a laptop (XP) wirelessly connected to the Netgear also with no problem (when i say "no problem," i mean they can all connect to the net). My problem is I also have another desktop (98SE) wirelessly connected to the Netgear. checking the settings on my Netgear router (from one of the other 3 working comps), i can see that the 98 computer's MAC address is detected. from the 98's status bar, i see a status bar icon indicating that it's connected to the correct network.  i've tried uninstalling/reinstalling the TCP/IP protocol, making sure the subnets matched, the workgroup names match, installing new drivers for the nic, but to no avail. winipcfg on the 98 gives the dreaded 169 address. i cant ping a thing if my life depended on it. it's literally hanging onto the network with its fingernails and needs some major help.. anyone? thanks in advance!


RE: MAC address is seen, but nothing else works

try assign the Ip address 192.168.xxx.xxx to the network instead of the dhcp address.

My experience told me it;s the wireless network card problem. try to get the current driver form the manufactor. maybe that will solve the problem.

good luck

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