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Old Laptop not connecting to the internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Artefix, Jun 7, 2012.

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  1. Artefix

    Artefix Thread Starter

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    Greetings, I have my friend's older computer here that's still running Windows 98 and it won't connect wirelessly to my home internet. It's been so long since I've dealt with 98 that I barely remember how to navigate the system so there isn't much I was able to do in trying to fix the problem myself.

    It's an HP compaq tc 4200, it's connected to my home internet before so all the information for the connection is there, it simply refuses to cooperate all of a sudden.

    Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. etaf

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    i'm afraid me to

    but try
    Winipcfg
    and PING

    so you need to get to a command prompt - which I think is under start>accessories>command prompt
    then type
    Winipcfg

    and then try the ping commands

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ping Tests
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

    Type the following command
    Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway}
    Post back the results
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Type the following command
    Ping google.com
    Post back the results
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    Type the following command
    Ping 209.183.226.152
    post back results
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
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