Win95 networking to internet

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tdh2112

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HELP!

1. I am trying to network a Win95 laptop through a router to a cable modem. I can not connect to the internet because the only ways I can find in IE to connect to the internet is through the modem or through a proxy server. I just have a simple peer-peer network, no servers.

I have checked MS's knowledge base and found nothing that helps.

2. Another curious problem that I am having with this machine - I add Client for MS Networks and reboot, it prompts for a password, I enter it, and i can browse the network with no problem. If I go to Network properties the client is gone, and if I reboot, it does not prompt for a password and does not start the client. Every time I re-add the client, it loads all the files as if it never had the client before.

I do not know if I have OSR1 or 2 installed, but the Win95 disk that came with the machine says Windows 95 with USB Support.

3. I am also considering upgrading to Win98se, though I only have a full version Win98se disk, not an upgrade disk, will this be okay to use to upgrade a laptop? - I'm mainly wondering about PCMCIA services and power management?


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-tim
 
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As far as the connection issue, Open ie, go to tools, internet options, connections, lan, check the box that says auto detect.

Your tcp/ip adapter must be set to use dhcp rather than specify a ip address
 

tdh2112

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That was the problem, when I clicked the connections tab, LAN settings was not there, instead there was an option that said "Connect through Proxy Server"

Though my first two issues have been worked out - I finally got the client to stay after a reboot, then I was able to connect with Netscape and download IE5.5.(did I commit some sort of sacrelig by doing that?) After that, I had the LAN settings option. I guess the version of IE that I was using was just too old.

But I would still like to know about the upgrade issue(#3).




-tim
 
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