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Old January 11th 09, 11:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
the K
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Default Windows PC doesn't connect to internet unless modem turned on firs

When I boot a windows 98 PC before turning on my cable modem and my router,
I can't connect to the internet. If I turn on the modem and router before I
boot it, I can connect. How do I get Windows 98 to connect if the router and
modem were turned on after booting? I'd rather not reboot the PC in this case
if there's another solution.
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Old January 12th 09, 08:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
MasterBlaster
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Default Windows PC doesn't connect to internet unless modem turned on firs


"the K" wrote:

When I boot a windows 98 PC before turning on my cable modem and my router,
I can't connect to the internet. If I turn on the modem and router before I
boot it, I can connect. How do I get Windows 98 to connect if the router and
modem were turned on after booting? I'd rather not reboot the PC in this case
if there's another solution.


Well, that's the "normal" way to boot things up.
The modem boots, connects to the ISP, and requests an IP address, then accepts
local connections. The router connects to the modem, doing basically the same thing.
Your computer then connects to the router, and winds up on the end of the chain.

If for some reason your modem or router loses power, or gets rebooted, or you just
don't want to be "normal", click Start, Run..., then type WINIPCFG , then click OK.
When tht IP Configuration box pops up, you'll probably see PPP Adapter listed first.
Use the drop-down list to select your ethernet card (usually the one that makes the
Release and Renew buttons clickable). Click Release, wait a few seconds, click Renew,
wait several more seconds, and you should be connected again.


 




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