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Old May 26th 04, 04:46 PM
Steve Winograd [MVP]
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Default Release All does not reset the IPAddress to 0.0.0.0 in Windows 98

In article ,
wrote:
At the beginning of this year I had purchased a Linksys
LNE100TX Networking Card to be installed on my windows 98
computer. After installing the network card, the past few
months, I have been having a terrible time tring to
connect to the internet with this network card. I was
told by my ISP that I need to use DHCP address and not a
static address by going into the TCP/IP settings and
making sure that the following settings are as followed...

1. In the IP Adress tab make sure that a check mark is
on "Obtain an IP Adress automaticlly"

2. In the DNS tab make sure that there is a checkmark
on "DNS disabled"

3. In the WINS Configuration Tab make sure that there is
a checkmak on "Use DHCP resolution" or something like
that. It's the third checkmark at the bottom of the
window.

... once these settings are set, then restart the
computer and make sure that you log on to the network.
Though still doing this and looking at the winipconfig
tool, the IP address I get is a 169.254.x.x.

Recently looking through the knowelledge based support of
Linksys, I found a topic to my problem called "Cannot
obtain a valid IP address using the LNE100TX network
card". In here is details of stating to run winipconfig
and to click on the "Release All" button so that the IP
Adress will reset to 0.0.0.0. Though when I do that
nothing happens. What I get is still the same IP address
of 169.254.0.0.

Is this a common issue with Windows 98 or is there
something really wrong with my system that I can't
release All IP Adresses and how do I go about fixing this?


Settings #1-3 are right for getting an IP address by DHCP from your
ISP.

The 169.254.x.x IP address shows that your computer can't communicate
with your ISP's DHCP server to get an IP address. That address wasn't
assigned by DHCP, so it can't be released in Winipcfg.

The problem could be with your network card, Ethernet cable, cable or
DSL modem, etc. Here are some things to try:

1. Download and install the latest driver program from the Linksys web
site.

2. Make explicit speed and duplex settings. Automatic sensing doesn't
always work.

3. Un-install the card in Device Manager, move it to a different slot,
and re-install it.

NICs are commonly available for less than $15. If nothing else works,
I'd replace the NIC.


Yeah but, I was told that the Release All button doesn't
have to do with my network card. It has to do with
Windows 98 is not resetting the IP address. So it doesn't
even matter if I purchase another network card or not
because Windows 98 isn't resetting the IP Adsress


No, that's not right. The Release All button releases (sets to
0.0.0.0) all IP addresses that have been assigned by a DHCP server.
The 169.254.x.x address wasn't assigned by a DHCP server, so Release
All won't do anything with it. That's how it's supposed to work.

I recommend trying the three steps that I suggested, with NIC
replacement being the last resort if the other steps don't solve the
problem.

Try a different Ethernet cable. If you have a hub or router, try
connecting to a different port. If you have access to another
computer, see whether that computer can get an IP address using the
same connection that fails with yours.

If you replace the NIC, un-install it in Device Manager before
installing the new one.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Windows Networking
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
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Old May 26th 04, 10:17 PM
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Default Release All does not reset the IPAddress to 0.0.0.0 in Windows 98


-----Original Message-----
In article ,
wrote:
At the beginning of this year I had purchased a

Linksys
LNE100TX Networking Card to be installed on my

windows 98
computer. After installing the network card, the past

few
months, I have been having a terrible time tring to
connect to the internet with this network card. I was
told by my ISP that I need to use DHCP address and

not a
static address by going into the TCP/IP settings and
making sure that the following settings are as

followed...

1. In the IP Adress tab make sure that a check mark

is
on "Obtain an IP Adress automaticlly"

2. In the DNS tab make sure that there is a checkmark
on "DNS disabled"

3. In the WINS Configuration Tab make sure that there

is
a checkmak on "Use DHCP resolution" or something like
that. It's the third checkmark at the bottom of the
window.

... once these settings are set, then restart the
computer and make sure that you log on to the

network.
Though still doing this and looking at the

winipconfig
tool, the IP address I get is a 169.254.x.x.

Recently looking through the knowelledge based

support of
Linksys, I found a topic to my problem called "Cannot
obtain a valid IP address using the LNE100TX network
card". In here is details of stating to run

winipconfig
and to click on the "Release All" button so that the

IP
Adress will reset to 0.0.0.0. Though when I do that
nothing happens. What I get is still the same IP

address
of 169.254.0.0.

Is this a common issue with Windows 98 or is there
something really wrong with my system that I can't
release All IP Adresses and how do I go about fixing

this?

Settings #1-3 are right for getting an IP address by

DHCP from your
ISP.

The 169.254.x.x IP address shows that your computer

can't communicate
with your ISP's DHCP server to get an IP address.

That address wasn't
assigned by DHCP, so it can't be released in Winipcfg.

The problem could be with your network card, Ethernet

cable, cable or
DSL modem, etc. Here are some things to try:

1. Download and install the latest driver program from

the Linksys web
site.

2. Make explicit speed and duplex settings. Automatic

sensing doesn't
always work.

3. Un-install the card in Device Manager, move it to a

different slot,
and re-install it.

NICs are commonly available for less than $15. If

nothing else works,
I'd replace the NIC.


Yeah but, I was told that the Release All button

doesn't
have to do with my network card. It has to do with
Windows 98 is not resetting the IP address. So it

doesn't
even matter if I purchase another network card or not
because Windows 98 isn't resetting the IP Adsress


No, that's not right. The Release All button releases

(sets to
0.0.0.0) all IP addresses that have been assigned by a

DHCP server.
The 169.254.x.x address wasn't assigned by a DHCP

server, so Release
All won't do anything with it. That's how it's supposed

to work.

I recommend trying the three steps that I suggested,

with NIC
replacement being the last resort if the other steps

don't solve the
problem.

Try a different Ethernet cable. If you have a hub or

router, try
connecting to a different port. If you have access to

another
computer, see whether that computer can get an IP

address using the
same connection that fails with yours.

If you replace the NIC, un-install it in Device Manager

before
installing the new one.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news

group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer

questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Windows Networking
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Steve Winograd's Networking FAQ
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
.
Thanks Steve,


Now I understand what you mean.
 




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