Difficulty installing TCP/IP

Microsoft / Lan manager
December 27, 2009 at 14:37:20
Specs: MS-DOS 6.22
I am running a Toshiba 400 CDT with 40 MB of memory, and an Etherlink III LAN PC Card. I tried to install Lan Manager using TCP/IP and enabled DHCP, but this causes the computer to hang without responding during startup detection of DHCP. If I disable it and enter information manualy, the computer boots but it does not detect any computers acting as servers, despite the fact that there are two other computers running windows XP on the network that can detect each other and transfer files between each other running on the network. I am trying to gain access to the CD ROM of my XP computer because the Toshiba laptop does not have a CD ROM. I appreciate any help. I also notice that the DHCP detection of the Arachne web browser is also faulty, and I must configure it manually as well. My router is a Belkin router.

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#1
December 27, 2009 at 15:13:21
What windows version are you using on the Toshiba 400 CDT?
Is the network card shown correctly in the device manager?

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#2
December 27, 2009 at 15:54:36
How can you run xp on 40megs of ram when Microsoft recommends 64-128megs minimum?

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#3
December 27, 2009 at 16:34:13
wanderer

it's sneaking, but it runs.
It pages the system nearly all the time to the page file.


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#4
December 27, 2009 at 19:53:11
I am not running windows so I am relying on the DOS drivers and the NOS to configure the card.

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December 28, 2009 at 08:09:06

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#6
December 28, 2009 at 08:40:05
you can't mix dos and xp. Simply won't work. Consider NLITE and making a scaled down version of xp to install on the laptop or reinstall 95 or 98 which is what it should be running.

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#7
December 28, 2009 at 14:24:20
It used to have 98 SE installed but the CD ROM broke and I can't reinstall without networking to the CD ROM in another computer. I guess I can use Nlite. I also have a set of Windows 3.1 diskettes so I can see if that works. Does anyone know of any information on clients that can negotiate the DHCP more effectively, or is there some problem with Belkin routers? It has a built in DHCP server which seems to work fine with my XP computers and the ones running Windows 98. I have always liked to use DOS because it seems to be so stable, but the lack of networking is difficult. I find it strange that i can get it to go online to any website I choose including youtube if I give Arachne the gateway information, but that I can't contact other computers on the same network, or get a fully functioning set up from the DHCP server. If I try to use the DHCP server with Arachne it will only go to arachne.cz and my ISP home page, portal.grandecom.net. If I try to go to the google homepage or my local newspaaper page my ISP says that it can't find the address "www.google.com" or "www.caller.com"

Thank you for your time, and a Happy New Year.


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