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Unable to enter an IP address

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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

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:
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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