IE help before I shoot my other foot

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rarodrig

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I have two computers connected via a router, which connect to a cable modem.

I reloaded (with an old backup, pre-cable modem) the win98 registry to correct a problem with the video, and now...

Now Explorer can't find the internet from the win98 PC. The win98 can see shared files on the XP PC, and the XP can access the net.

Help!!!
 

Del

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Look on your desktop for a Network Neighborhood Icon and right click it. Look for tcp/ip for your network adapter (etherent card) and double click it and see if it's set for Obtain IP address Automatically, if not, set it to Obtain Automatically and click ok, try it after you reboot.
 

rarodrig

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My network is OK. I can share files between the computers.

The problem is with Internet Explorer (& Netscape).

They can't find the internet.
 

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If you can't surf with either Netscape or IE, I doubt seriously that both took a dump at the same time.
Go to Start > Run. Type in command and click ok. then type "Ping 64.58.76.176" without the quotes and hit enter.
If you get packets sent 4 recieved 4 then Type "ping yahoo.com" and hit enter. If you get unknown host, it's third party software or an operating system problem like winsock2 in the registry. If you get packets sent 4 received 4, then 3rd party software or both browsers messed up.
 

rarodrig

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The pinging was successful, 4 packets received.

I toggled the automatic address selction on the network card and I working now.

Thanks!!
 

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Glad to hear that. Sometimes IP addresses can fix problems too.
 
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