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Discussion in 'Networking' started by maxmelbin, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. maxmelbin

    maxmelbin Thread Starter

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    HI
    I have an Xp desktop and and a win 98 laptop
    Xp machine has an ethernet card
    Win 98 machine does not have Ethernet card

    I have connected both thru a USB - Ethernet adapter ..
    Xp is conencted to Ethernet port and thru the adapter i have connected to usb port of win 98 machine ..

    I am unable to set up a connection ..
    Network adapter in Xp machine says disconnected ..
    usb -ethernet adapter is identified in 98 machine and insstalled drivers ..
    Unable to browse from 98 machine or see a connection ..
    what shld i do??
    In xp i have setup a home network ...
    in 98 machine for the usb adapter i have set the ip address as automatic ...
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Get a crossover CAT5 cable to start, I suspect you have a straight cable.
     
  3. maxmelbin

    maxmelbin Thread Starter

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    i think you r right
    i just purchased a cat5 cable .. i dont know what type is it ...
    i tested the adapter and cable at a computer center nearby ..
    it worked wonderfully when connected to a hub and then to a usb port of a computer ..
    that guy told me that a peer to peer cable is required and he sd that he will test and get back to me ..

    Am i on the right track ???
     
  4. JohnWill

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    I suspect that a peer-to-peer cable is a crossover, that is indeed what you want. The hub performs the reversal that the crossover cable also performs.
     
  5. maxmelbin

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    HE "scrimped' a cross over cable for me and it worked in his center ..
    i bought it home , situation improved . ie the lights on the adapter was glowing and ethernet cable does not show as disconnected .. which means there was a physicall connection b/w two comps ..
    i set up a n/w thru XP machine (home n/w to share internet with Xp comp as the internet host )and 98 machine as the client ...

    but i am not able to estabilish a connection ..
    i cannot see the 98 computer on XP and vice versa .. cannot access internet on 98 machine ..

    i dont know whats happening .. can anyone give a step by step procedure to do this ...
     
  6. maxmelbin

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    Is there a step by step procedure ....
     
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    On each machine:
    Open a DOS window and type:

    IPCONFIG /ALL >C:RESULT.TXT

    Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
     
  8. maxmelbin

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    Ipconfig config for Xp without DSL connection

    Windows IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SK

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-6A-5D-31-86

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    ipconfig for XP machine with DSL connection

    Windows IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SK

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-6A-5D-31-86

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1



    PPP adapter DishnetDSL Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 61.11.59.129

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 61.11.59.129

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 202.9.145.94

    202.9.145.7

    ipconfig for 98 machine with DSL connection

    Windows 98 IP COnfiguration

    Host name : LAP
    DNS SERVERS : 202.9.145.94
    202.9.145.7

    Node type : Broadcast
    NetBios Scope ID :
    IP Routing Enabled : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled : No
    NetBios Resolution Uses DNS : No

    0 Ethernet adapter :

    Description : PPP adapter
    Physical Address :44-45-53-54-00-00
    DHCP Enbled : Yes
    IP adress : 61.11.61.212
    Subnet Mask : 255.0.0.0
    Default Gateway : 61.11.61.212
    DHCP Server : 255.255.255.255
    Primary WINS Server :
    Secondary WINS Server :
    Lease Obtained :01 01 80 12:00:00 AM
    Lease Expires : 01 01 80 12:00:00 AM

    1 Ethernet Adapter

    Description : PPP adapter
    Physical Address :44-45-53-54-00-01
    DHCP Enbled : Yes
    IP adress : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway :
    DHCP Server : 255.255.255.255
    Primary WINS Server :
    Secondary WINS Server :
    Lease Obtained :
    Lease Expires :


    Some HIstory about the 98 machine ..
    This is a IBM Thinkpad 310 ED
    IT had a dial up modem cum ethernet adapter card .. we used to use dial up connection on this laptop
    then we decided to go for DSL and since the laptop did not have usb port , we removed the PCI card modem/ethernet and installed a USb card through which we cannected DSL ..

    When we check the network folder , we see a lot of TCP/IP adapters installed ..
    does not know which one to remove , cannot mess around as this laptop contains all our mails and so that will be on net for our mailing purpose ...

    Help me ....
     
  9. maxmelbin

    maxmelbin Thread Starter

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    i dont know why the ipconfig info for the WINMATE usb - Ethernet adapter is not showing up on the ipconfig /all information

    for that i have set IPadress as 192.168.1.2
    Subnet mask as 255.255.255.0
    DNS disabled
    Gateway 192.168.1.1
     
  10. JohnWill

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    You need to figure out why the USB adapter isn't being shown. Does it have any errors in Device Manager? Did you install it's drivers? If you've set the W98 machine for automatic IP, did you install ICS on the other machine?
     
  11. maxmelbin

    maxmelbin Thread Starter

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    ok
    the usb-ethernet adapter is installed , drivers were instaleld from Manufacturer cd ...

    I have tried putting 98 machine on automatic IP , and did setup ICS on the XP machine following instruction from one website ...

    there is two led lights on the adapter and it glows when connected to both computers .. but i am not able to connect ...

    i am lost ...
     
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