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maegan

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Hello all,

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.


More info:

ipconfig /all

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. :whistling:
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SuperSam

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Could you post the ipconfig of the laptop and other PC too please?
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maegan

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Sure, thanks for responding!

Note: I just reinstalled windows to see if that would help. It didn't. :whistling:

Ok the laptop ip is:

ethernet adpater wireless network connection:

connection-specific dns suffix - hsd1.pa.comcast.net
ip address - 192.168.0.4
subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
default gateway

media state - media disconnected

2nd computer:

conection specific dns suffix: hsdl.pa.comcast.net
ip address: 192.168.0.3
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.0.1

Edited by maegan, 23 April 2006 - 03:58 PM.

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oldboat

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Try new cables
remove card and blow dust out
reseed card
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hmm.. well it's an onboard card, so I guess I can just blow on the motherboard? :whistling: Seriously, not being smart but dunno if that will work or what. I'll try the cable thing also. Gonna try a new nic card next I suppose.
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First Turn off computer
Take off case
Remove NIC Card
Re seed in another slot
Take can of Compressed air(from any computer store) and clean out any dust ect..

run/cmd
Ping www.msn.com
If You get a response card is OK

Edited by oldboat, 23 April 2006 - 06:30 PM.

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