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August 7, 2002 6:59:18 PM

<A HREF="http://bbs.adslguide.org.uk/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=win..." target="_new">Here's</A> a link to a thread in another forum. It's a UK forum and it's ADSL/networking specific, thus why I've tried there first.

Any ideas are welcome.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:

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August 7, 2002 10:46:20 PM

After reading the post, it sounds like the network is going 'one-way.' Can he transfer files between each computer? Or is it just an internet problem? A shot in the dark might be to make sure the Access Control tab is clicked on Share Level Access (in Client for Microsoft Networks). I had a problem where my network appeared to be working fine in one direction (I could transfer files from my WinXP to my Win98 PC, but not the other way around.). I did not have problems with Internet sharing however.
August 7, 2002 10:56:14 PM

The problem is just getting a ping off the router using the W2K system. Not tried file/print sharing yet! No point until I get the ping.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
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August 7, 2002 11:48:11 PM

why is your default gateway set to 192.168.7.1? most routers use 192.168.1.1

how do you shoot the devil in the back? what happens if you miss? -verbal
August 8, 2002 11:07:42 AM

Here's a shot in the dark: could it be that the router is maintaing an ARP table and see's a different MAC address with the same IP and won't respond to it? Have you tried setting the W2K box up as .3 ?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
August 8, 2002 2:15:44 PM

Router default settings.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 8, 2002 2:16:58 PM

It's not the same IP though. 192.168.7.2 for W98SE, 192.168.7.3 for W2K.

Read down the linked thread. I posted a full ipconfig & route print.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 8, 2002 2:17:53 PM

Ahh. I see what you're saying. I originally tried that, but when it didn't work, I changed my W2K setup to 192.168.7.3

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 8, 2002 2:29:30 PM

What is the error you get from the ping? Request timed out?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jlanka on 08/08/02 10:35 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 8, 2002 3:23:03 PM

Yup. Always that one. Never unreachable.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 8, 2002 3:50:39 PM

What model router?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
August 8, 2002 5:43:24 PM

Solwise SAR715 4-port ethernet.

<A HREF="http://www.solwise.co.uk/adslspec.htm#SAR715" target="_new">Link here</A>

Not sure if the spec on the website is up to date, but the latest firmware has included a firewall as well as the NAT, so you can disable the NAT and still have some security. At the moment NAT is enabled and the firewall is disabled.

<b><font color=blue>~ BIOS SETTINGS: Fast, Hot, Unstable...That ought to work. ~</font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 9, 2002 10:45:46 AM

I read the latest developments over on the other site. Crossover sounds like a good idea. Question: Have you tried pinging the 98 box from the XP, instead of the router?

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
August 9, 2002 10:57:01 AM

Nope. At the moment I just have the one monitor, k/b & mouse, so it's a power down, swap cables, power up deal.

I'm looking to get myself a KVM switch soon though.

<b><font color=blue>~ Gotta question? Tried searching the boards first? Good! Ask away! ~<font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 9, 2002 11:28:15 AM

you can boot up the 98 box, then yank out the KB, mouse and monitor, then boox the XP box. That should work for a test ping.

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
August 12, 2002 7:43:51 PM

UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!!

I decided to try loading W98SE onto the system and if I got my ping, to try and get a W2K upgrade to install onto it.

Couldn't get the W98SE install to ping either. Damn. What's more the NIC was causing sluggish behaviour on startup, and on shutdowns & restarts, I had to use the reset button.

Decided the NIC <b>must</b> be dodgy, and it should be replaced. Just for fun, I tried moving it from PCI slot 5 to PCI slot 4, as slot 4 seems to have less (none in fact) BIOS allocated resources. Slot 5 has connections with the HPT370 controller etc. Back to the IRQ stuff here.

Well anyway, it worked!!! Slot 4 it remains and I have W98SE & W2K running fine.

Many thanks to all for your help in trouble shooting this one. I did have a hunch on the IRQs, but having no real experience with W2K's handling of shared resources, I was operating a bit in the dark.

Again thx. [extremely happy, smiley face]

<b><font color=blue>~ Gotta question? Tried searching the boards first? Good! Ask away! ~<font color=blue></b> :wink:
August 13, 2002 10:33:03 AM

Excellent news! Yeah, even though ACPI is supposed to work, it still sort of depends on which slot which card goes into. Glad you found the problem. I would have never thought of that.

<i>It's always the one thing you never suspected.</i>
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