LAN Connection Disappeared?
Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:01 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:49 PM
Is the NIC (network interface card) showing up in Device Manager? If not have you tried to do a hardware refresh to see if it picks it up?
If it is listed check to make sure the NIC is not disabled. I'm thinking this is the case.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:34 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:43 PM
What I would probably do next is uninstall the NIC, then shut down the PC, remove the NIC completely from the system, restart the system again, then shut it down once more, reinstall the NIC and see if Windows picks it up. If it does not you either have a faulty NIC, a bad PCI slot, or an OS malfunction.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:28 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:49 PM
Can you got to Start and then select Run? In the Run box enter cmd. When the command line appears type ipconfig and press <ENTER>. What is the IP address and Gateway IP address?
If he doesn't have a LAN interface showing in Network Connections he should get an error when he tries to type that in at the command line as the OS believes the interface doesn't exist and will not bind to anything...
I still think you should do the steps I mentioned above to see if the OS will recognize the NIC with a fresh start.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:32 PM
Now, I've set up the addresses for the modem:
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 10.0.0.2
Now, Zoom tell me I should enter http://10.0.0.2 into my browser to log into the modem configuration page. Only problem is it doesn't seem to connect to the page. I am given an error in IE saying the "Cannot find the server". Now what do I do?!
I go to cmd, enter ping 10.0.0.2 and the message 'request timed out' message 4 days, with 100% data loss. I got to the same stage earlier before the LAN connection disappeared. I pulled the cables in and out, shook them all about etc, and one time it actually connected with 10.0.0.2 doing a ping test and everything was fine, I went back to IE and entered http://10.0.0.2 and the server error was shown again, so I retried the ping test, and the request timed out error was shown again! What's causing this to happen? I've used 3 seperate cables to connect modem-computer.
PS. When I do the ping test the 'Active' light on the NIC flashes, the Link light is constantly on as it should be, and the LAN1 light is on on the modem. So they are definitely connecting somehow!
Edited by burnoutnotfadeaway, 21 November 2006 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 21 November 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:38 PM
What you might try is releasing and renewing your IP and then seeing if you can connect to the modem and pull an IP again (open up command window, type ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew)... if you get a 169.x.x.x address I would replace the cable and then try again... if you get the same results then I'm betting you have a faulty network interface or ethernet cable.
Also, are you sure the address to connect to is correct?? Could it possibly be https://10.0.0.2 instead of http://10.0.0.2??
Also, do you have a firewall installed which may be prohibiting your connection to the modem?
Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:07 AM
Posted 23 November 2006 - 04:49 PM
The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissable for this operation.
I've no idea what that means, switching the modem on/off doesn't change it, nor does resetting the modem. I've stopped using the onboard port and added a NIC card and attempted to reconfigure the modem using the NIC but the same error is also given.
I'm totally clueless?!
Posted 23 November 2006 - 06:13 PM
I'd say it's time to replace it.
Posted 25 November 2006 - 04:11 AM
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