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    So. I purchased a brandspankin' new PCI ethernet card, as it was on sale for $5. The new one is 100Mbps, x10 faster than my old one. It's a Netgear FA311v2. Netgear's site said it was compatible with 98, but the supplied drivers fail. A bit of Google-ing led to a forum post (on netgear-forum.com) that led to a RealTek driver. This driver works.

    However, in the process (several days) something in the networking config got screwed up. The card is working, I get an IP address via DHCP just fine, I can browse/use network shares, and I can ping people if I know their IP address. However, that's about it. Every other program (including IE) fails at the call to socket(). I cannot even view a server on the local loopback (I couldn't start one, let alone connect). socket() seems to be failing with "WSA E AFNOTSUPPORTED" (not in windows atm, but the #define is close to that. Error 10047, I think) The command "ping google.com" fails, while "ping --google's ip here" succeeds.
    Below is the output of route and ipconfig, and links to several screenshots of every setting dialog related to networking that I could think of. If you need more info, I'll be happy to give.
    Code:
    C:\>ipconfig /All
    
    Windows 98 IP Configuration
    
    	Host Name . . . . . . . . . : ROCKYTOP
    	DNS Servers . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    	Node Type . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    	NetBIOS Scope ID. . . . . . : 
    	IP Routing Enabled. . . . . : No
    	WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . : No
    	NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS : No
    
    0 Ethernet adapter :
    
    	Description . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC                                   
    	Physical Address. . . . . . : 00-14-6C-75-FB-96
    	DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    	IP Address. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6
    	Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    	Default Gateway . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    	DHCP Server . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    	Primary WINS Server . . . . : 
    	Secondary WINS Server . . . : 
    	Lease Obtained. . . . . . . : 09 14 06 6:21:18 PM
    	Lease Expires . . . . . . . : 09 15 06 7:36:44 AM
    
    C:\>route print
    
    Active Routes:
    
      Network Address          Netmask  Gateway Address        Interface  Metric
              0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.1.1      192.168.1.6       1
            127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1        127.0.0.1       1
          192.168.1.0    255.255.255.0      192.168.1.6      192.168.1.6       1
          192.168.1.6  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1        127.0.0.1       1
        192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255      192.168.1.6      192.168.1.6       1
            224.0.0.0        224.0.0.0      192.168.1.6      192.168.1.6       1
      255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255      192.168.1.6      192.168.1.6       1
    Other:
    Network - Basic
    Network - Interface
    Network - NetBEUI
    Network - TCP/IP
    Device Manager
    I use Windows 98, first edition, 192MB RAM, AMD processor (450MHz).
    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by Cactus_Hugger; 09-14-2006 at 08:05 PM.
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