I will attempt to post my problem as best as possible but I have very limited knowledge about networking unfortunately.
My computer is connected via a router with with a via rhine II fast ethernet adapter. The other day it started getting slow connection, ie... took ages to connect to websites and wouldn't finish downloads, etc. I didn't change any of my settings or anything so I'm not sure what happened. Today, it won't connect at all.
It says it is connected at speed 100.0 and the cable is lit up in the back of the computer. Also, I tried changing the cable to another port on the router but that didn't help either. Also, I updated the drivers for the ethernet card, no luck.
It says device status is working properly, and it's set to obtain an ip address automatically.
host name - visualworlds
primary dns suffix
node type - hybrid
ip routing enable - no
wins proxy enabled - no
ethernet adapter local area connection:
connection-specific dns suffix
description - via rhine II fast ethernet adapter
physical address - 00-0C-76-74-02-99
dhcp enabled - yes
autoconfiguration enabled - yes
autoconfiguration ip address - 169.254.22.18
subnet mask - 255.255.0.0
default gateway -
If I try ipconfig /release it works, but if I try ipconfig /renew I get the following error:
An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection : unable to contact your dhcp server. request has timed out.
Right now I'm using a wireless laptop and it's working fine, also the other computer connection via the router is also working fine (network wise).
I also did a system restore to see if that worked but nope.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.