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Hello:

I volunteer my time looking after a network of donated computers running everything from Wi 98se to Win XP. Everthing is connected to through two Hubs to a DSL router. IP address are mannually entered there is no DHCP server. Everything works fine except:
I have one machine running Win 98se. I am unable to enter an IP address.
I click on network in the control panel, TCP/IP=> lan adapter, properties,
IP address, specify IP address. It will not allow me enter an IP address.
I have to click automatically specify IP address to close the window

I perform an IPconfig it states DHCP server is enabled IP address is 000.000.000.000.


I have reloaded Win98. No help. I believe there may be a problem with registery.


Any Ideas on why a can't manually specify an IP address???


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If you've reinstalled W98, how can there be a problem with the registry?

Just out of curiousity, why not just enable DHCP on the router, it makes it a lot easier to manage the network in any case?

FWIW, this appears to be a duplicate IP address, are you sure you don't have that address already in use? Yet another reason to use DHCP. :smile:
 

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Hello:

Thank you for your reply

I talked to the director of the center before about using a Dhcp server.
She is unfamilar with it and since my time at the center is limited to a couple of hours a week. I am unable to completely maintain it. The directer has enough knowledge to support a this network as is.

The reason why I think it is a registry problem for this is for two reasons.

1. In the network control panel I click specify manual IP address radio button and I attempt to click in IP address window The cursor will not enter the window. The IP address is blank.

2. I looked for TCP services in the registry and was unble to find it under Local_Machine/Current_Control_Set/ Services/TCP.


I am really unfamiliar with Wintel machines. When I reloaded Win98.
I ran Setup.exe to reinstall Win98. I think this does not completely restore Win98.

I talked to the director. she plans on sending the box out. Format the C drive and do a complete install of Win98 and it applications. We do not have the time or tools to do it in house.


I consider this matter closed.


Again Thank you for your help!






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Yes, a repair installation doesn't really fix stuff like this. I think reloading W98 from scratch will indeed solve the problem.
 
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