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    Here is a bit more info..The pc did work with this cable.I downloaded mp3's with it connected directly to the modem.That was a few days ago.Whe I try and connect,
    Windows xp gives me a "network cable unplugged" nag message.
    The only other thing that I have noticed is that the working pc has a check box on the winipcgf page for IP routing enabled.The non working pc has this box grayed out.I am unsure how to change it,or of I need to.
    One more thing.There are corresponding lights on the router for each port on the router.
    When I turn off the working pc,those lites go out.
    When I turn off the non-working pc,the same lites do not go out.they just continue to blink.

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    That thing with the router lights and XP complaining about the network cable sounds like a bad ethernet cable. Make sure it is a straight through cable as opposed to a crossover cable.

    As far as the "IP Routing" enabled thing when you run winipcfg. This is of course happening on the Win98 side. This is incorrect TCP/IP settings. My suggestion is that you remove TCP/IP from the network control panel, re-boot, re-install it, re-boot, and leave that as it is. That should be ok.

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    I just ohmed out each wire in the cable.they show good.I made the cable so I wanted to triple check it.With each connector side by side(with the spring clip pointing down)the wires follows the same color pattern.I believe this is correct for straight through.The cable did previously work,so I'm reasonably sure this is not the problem.I'll will play a bit more with the IP routing thing....Thanks.

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    I can now get the DHCP server table to show it has assigned a good addy to the pc,but it still wont connect.It appears to connect,then disconnect over and over.Maybe I bought a defective router????

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    When you say it seems to connect and disconnect over and over what do you mean? Still the router and the operational machine are fine right?

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    Yes,the WinMEmachine, and the router are fine.When I boot in 98,sometimes I get that bogus addy that you explained and sometimes I get a good addy from the DHCP server on the router,but still no internet connection.The lites on the nic card,and router pulsate on and off.This machine is a dual boot with XP on it as well.If I boot up in XP,I get a network cable unplugged messages that clears then comes back,over and over.It is almost as though someone is physically unplugging the cable,then plugging it back in.I dont think it is a settings problem,because both operating systems are affected.If I boot up, and get a good addy from the router, it will show good in the DHCP server table,but I still have no internet connection.The whole connection appears to pulse on and off. This Soyo motherboard has a built in SiS Ethernet card,but I have never enabled it.Pretyy dar weird............lol

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    If you can, try another NIC in that machine. If your mother board has a nic built on that's never been enabled, and you've been using an add-in card, try using the nic on the motherboard. Oro try another add-in card. That's pretty much what I'm down to.

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    HAHAHA......I know what you mean.This was supposed to take about 2 hours,not 2 days..:)
    I have made so many changes,I am unsure how some of it works.I thought about just connecting the pc to the modem,but for some reason when this particular modem is in bridge mode,it wont connect without the router.this really doesnt sound right,but this is how its working anyway.Thanks for all of you time.I really appreciate it.

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    No problems. Just so you know the reason your modem won't connect in bridge mode and connected directly to a computer is because it's not logging you in through PPPoE anymore. It's expecting you to do that through WinPoet or Windows XP's built in PPPoE.

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    I had the same "network cable unplugged" prob with my Intel nic in my SE/XP dual boot and the prob was the XP drivers for it and the fact that it wasn't fully assembled to take advantage of all the chipset features so in SE where I could disable the cable check, in XP no provision is given to do the same. Another nic cured the prob. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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