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Connects to router, not to Internet

by PaulThBrit / November 19, 2005 8:15 AM PST

I have three computers connected to a DSL/Router. Two connect to the Internet OK. The one I am having trouble with is running Win98 SE and I am using a Belkin F5D7050 USB wireless connection.

It can connect to the router, and I can 'see' files on the win98 computer from the other computers. There is no way however that I can connect to the internet with it - even though the other two computers can.

Any ideas? I have checked that the computer name is unique and that the workgroup is the same. The router assigns it a DHCP IP address, but I cannot get onto the internet.

Please help!


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Anything amiss in Device Manager?
by Michael Geist / November 19, 2005 9:45 AM PST

What are those IP and default gateway numbers?

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Difficulty networking Win98 PC
by PaulThBrit / November 19, 2005 6:51 PM PST

Nothing is amiss in the device manager (no exclamation points).

The IP address is and the DNS address is This is the DNS address that is entered into the DNS tab. There is no DNS reported when I do an IPCONFIG. Is this normal with Win 98?

Thanks for the help.


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Your DNS server....
by Michael Geist / November 19, 2005 9:37 PM PST

points to the router's IP address instead of the IP address of your ISP's server. Make sure your are set to "Obtain your IP and DNS automatically" on your TCP/IP properties page. Then try a release and renewing of those numbers using winipcfg from a command prompt.

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Some routers do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 9:50 PM PST
In reply to: Your DNS server....

They hand out the DNS as for example and proxy the DNS lookup duty.


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