can not access internet on one of my computers

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by CorbettDL, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. CorbettDL

    CorbettDL Guest

    I connect to the internet thru my cable conection. I have
    a 3com cable modem that feeds into a linksys etherfast
    cable/dsl router (befsr41) which then connects to two
    desktops and any one of four laptops depending on which of
    my kids are home from school. The first desktop (the one
    with the problem) is running windows 98. The second
    desktop is running windows ME. Of the four laptops, one
    runs windows 98 the the others run windows XP Professional.

    I have had this network up and running for almost two
    years with no problems. Each computer can see each other,
    each computer can print to the one printer connected to
    the system wunning windows ME, and each computer can
    connect to the internet.... that is until about two months
    ago. The desktop running windows 98 can no longer
    connect. It can still see everything on the LAN and
    print. AOL will not connect. Internet explorer keeps
    getting 'page cannot be displayed'.

    I have played with all of the settings that I know of;
    add/delete tcp/ip, downloaded ie6 to disk and install, and
    talked to linksys fo over an hour (he just said try
    reloading IE)

    The only other option I can think of is to start form
    scratch and reinstall windows and if this is my only hope,
    I would like to find some sort of check off list of things
    to do before installing.

    Any suggestions?

    thanks Danny
    CorbettDL, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Carey Holzman, Dec 9, 2003
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  3. CorbettDL

    Guest Guest

    thank you.

    went to web page you gave and tip #18 worked.

    Guest, Dec 10, 2003
  4. Great news! Thanks for letting me know.


    Carey Holzman, Dec 11, 2003
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