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    Post Need win98se full version help for a problem!!!!

    Today I was trying to save a friend who tried to help his girlfiends uncle out by upgrading his computer from win95 to win98.

    After installing win98 he had problems getting the network card to work for their cable modem.

    The owner of the computer has lost the recovery disk and/or win95 that came with the computer.

    I decided to help him out by using my copy of an OEM windows 98se that I obtained from a dell computer.( I have used this copy on many machines that I have built with no problems at all, not even networking problems)

    After formatting and installing the WIN 98se the network card was recognized and seemed to work fine. I connected it to the cable modem and used (winipcfg) and found that it had obtained an IP address. I set up the internet explorer to work off a LAN but no connection. I ran (winipcfg) again and (released all) and tried to (renew all) with no luck. I ran command an tried to ping the gateway with no luck. I also tried to ping myself to see if the network card is working and it is working fine. The computer that I was working on was an HP pavillion desktop.

    Could the reason why the network card will not work correctly be because of the OEM version of WIN 98se that I was using since the computer is a store bought computer not a home built system?

    If that would cause the network card to not work where can I obtain a copy of win98se the warez way or is there a way around this....

    email me if you have an answer to my question.

    I would appreciate any help.

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    Where the OS comes from has nothing to do with the hardware working with it.

    You can't just install an OS though and expect a cable modem to work with it. You need to set up the networking to use the cable network. I'm assuming you're using @home. So you'll need to do certain things. In the network configuration, you need to set your gateways as supplied by the service (there should be a piece of paper with all that IP information on it). You also need to set the computer name appropriately and the work group to @home (if you're running @home). Those few things are the most important, other than configuring to use LAN for internet, which you've already done. Hope this helps you...

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    I have a network at my house with about 4 computers all running win98se from the oem copy and all running on a cable modem. I know how to sett all that up and it was set up right. I have read that if you have an oem version of win98 some store bought computers will give you problems with networking and so on....

    I forgot to say that I am not a dumb ***>>>>>>
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    well, if you are using road runner, the default settings ought to work fine... i cant speak for @home users though. Make sure you are using the same cable between the lan card and the modem though (it is supposed to be a cross over cable)
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    I thought if you are going from the network card to the cable modem you use a pass through cable....That is what I use at home...
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    yes you are correct.. the cable that connects the lan card to the cable modem is a pass-through.. as for your problems. i would suggest finding a better driver for that lan card.. that could be the problem.

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    I don't suppose he's a COMCAST customer???

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    FYI -

    If you are using @home, you're borked. Read this.

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    No they use cox Internet....
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    Cox Communications contracts out their cable internet service to Excite@Home. Your issue may be related to their outages. Cox (and Comcast) have pumped $160million into Excite@Home to stay online for 3 months. When those months are over, theory says that Cox (and Comcast seperately) will have it's own backbone for the cable internet service to run over.

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