Pinging error Destination host unreachable

November 12, 2010 at 12:04:35
Specs: Windows 98, Pent II 128Mbs ram
Hi... I'm working on a friend's ancient Dell Latitude laptop. Its got Win98 and a Netgear MA521 Wireless PC Card. I'm trying to set it up to connect to my home wireless network (ATT modem and carrier). I've gone through the set up process and can't seem to get connected. When I ping the IP address that our other laptops ping successfully, I get the message "Destination host unreachable". Ping stats say 4 packets sent but 0 received. It's as if the signal's just hittin' a wall or something. I sure would appreciate any suggestions you folks might have. I'm totally stumped here! Thanks!!!

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#1
November 12, 2010 at 12:50:38
encryption level being used? [wep/wpa/wpa2]
input the same passphrase?

make/model or router?

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#2
November 12, 2010 at 13:25:47
What ip address does Winipcfg show?

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#3
November 12, 2010 at 21:07:18
The encryption level is wep 128b. I'm guessing that the passphrase is the wep, right. I used to use Linksys and the terminology was a little different.
As far as a router, we've got the newer AT&T modem which has the wireless system built into it so we're not using a router or hub.
Winipcfg just shows 0.0.0.0 subnet.. same thing!

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#4
November 13, 2010 at 01:23:14
So you got no IP address.
Have you configured the correct network name (SSID), encryption type and encryption key in your wireless network connection?

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#5
November 13, 2010 at 14:04:26
Yep... I had it all set up. It was detecting my network and also a neighbor or two's. However now, I can't even get that icon to come up in the system tray... bottom right corner. I'm trying to figure out how to get that back, also! Thanks

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#6
November 13, 2010 at 14:42:20
If you have installed a driver from the manufacturer, you should find it in your start menu.

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#7
November 13, 2010 at 17:16:02
I tried installing an updated driver but then it asked for a Win98 disk and I didn't have it so I had to back out of the install.

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#8
November 17, 2010 at 19:39:01
OK...little update. I reloaded the latest driver and utility after getting ahold of the win98 disk and the "Wireless Network" icon is back. Now I'm back to the original problem... not getting an IP address, not receiving packets back when pinging. Thanks again for your help, folks.

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#9
November 18, 2010 at 02:08:39
Is there any WEP key written on a sticker at the modem?

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#10
November 18, 2010 at 23:52:20
Yup, there is. I tried it but... nothing... says "Detecting proxy settings... then "Finding site: astaro, then "The page cannot be displayed". Thank you

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#11
November 18, 2010 at 23:57:28
Also, it does detect my network as well as some of the neighbors' networks. My network also detects the laptop, but somehow, the laptop is just not connecting. It's gotta be something simple in the driver and utility configuration, but I just can't figure out what! Thanks again!

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#12
November 18, 2010 at 23:57:46
What proxy settings?
Check the settings in your browsers internet options and make sure, that "Automatically detect settings" is unchecked and "use proxy ...." is unchecked.

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#13
November 20, 2010 at 11:00:21
Found those settings and they were both checked... I unchecked them but still doesn't connect... hmmmm )-: Sure do appreciate it, though!!!

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#14
November 21, 2010 at 16:20:20
Did you get an ip address now?
You can't get a connection, while ip address is something like
0.0.0.0
or
169.254.x.x

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#15
November 22, 2010 at 00:05:03
Nope, still no connection. IP is still 0.0.0.0 Same with the subnet. Thx

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#16
November 22, 2010 at 03:40:58
Did you get an ip address, when connecting by wire?

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#17
November 22, 2010 at 18:37:49
No, wish I could connect by wire. This laptop is so old that there's no port on it to connect through/with. I can't even use a flash drive in the USB port because of no drivers being available when I plug one in. Of course, once I can get on line...
Thanks again, Paul! I sure appreciate your diligence.

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#18
November 27, 2010 at 18:20:29
Just to update you all, I decided to try loading Win XP that supports a Linksys WPC600N. Now I've got a whole new set of problems that can be seen at: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Thanks again for all of your help... this has definitely been a learning experience!


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