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Computer connected to network, but Internet unavailable

by stlcardsfan13 / July 27, 2007 9:28 AM PDT

I recently installed a PCI wireless adapter and wireless card in my Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98. I have another desktop computer running Windows XP that connects to the Internet using an AT&T DSL wireless router. The XP computer is able to connect to the Internet fine. However, the Win98 computer can connect to the wireless network, but is unable to connect to the Internet. Any suggestions on what I need to do to get the Win98 computer connected to the Internet?

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by stlcardsfan13 / July 27, 2007 11:20 AM PDT

I discovered that the IP address of the Win98 computer starts with 169, which I found out means that the computer can't connect to the Internet. So, the computer isn't properly being assigned an IP address. Any ideas?

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Assign Manual IP
by zeloty / July 27, 2007 2:21 PM PDT
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Hi there,
Go into your AT&T DSL wireless router setup page and manually assign a static IP for your Win98 Box. You should assign a free IP in your router sequence to avoid conficts. So Example, if your XP box uses as its IP use or something like that. Then make sure you go into your Win98 and allocate the same IP in the network setup.
Hope this helps.

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