Win98SE wireless connection

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scrooge88

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I have a desktop (WinXP) and laptop (Win98SE) connected thru a Belkin wireless router. Router is connected to Cable modem. Direct cable connections to router work fine (LAN, Internet) from both PCs. I have tried two wireless adaptors(PCMIA and USB) for laptop but cannot connect to internet. The adaptor can see the wireless signal but I cannot ping the router or desktop. The desktop can ping the laptop and can see shared files on the laptop. The USB adaptor works fine from the XP desktop, so wireless router, settings and adaptor work. I have tried static IP address as well with no luck. Encryption, firewalls, AV all off. Belkin and Netgear tech support stumped. Help!
 
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You say wired works, so I assume you have an Ethernet adapter in the laptop. Win98 tcp/ip does not like 2 active network adapters (in my experience). Netbios sort of works, which is why you can see windows shares, but TCP/IP is not working on the wireless adapter. Try to "disable in this hardware profile" the Ethernet adapter (or if it's a PC Card, just take it out).
 

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Whoa! you are good! That was the problem. I set up a wired and wireless profile. Now when I boot up, it asks me to select which one. You would think that the manufactures would include that caution in their Win 98 setups and tech support.
 
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