Won't renew IP

By bewarethemidget
Jan 23, 2007
  1. Ok..this strikes me as odd..I have a win98 connects to the internet through a router but not directly. I tried to renew the ip, but when I do I get a "server unavailable" error. it used to be directly connected..but just one day..nothing.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Uninstall the drivers
    Reboot the PC
    Install the Drivers
    Also get the latest drivers for that NIC
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    update the MODEM firmware; reboot

    if you have a router, do likewise.

    Win/98 does not respond well to release/renew -- just perform the /release
    and reboot
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Meaning there's a switch or additional equipment between your computer and the router? Or is the network cable plugged in directly to the router?

    If Windows tells you the server is unavailable - it is often telling the truth - check your cables and make sure your router is working properly.

    You may have a damaged Winsock, which this utility can repair for you:

    And yes, I know it says XP but it should work. If you find you can't use it, try
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