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So I've read through the countless posts but can not find one with a solution fully explored or one that works so I will post my problem and hope for a solution.

I've been at college for the past couple months and my internet worked great (better than at home). Today I tried to set up my internet as I have to re-authorize my Windows or something. The problem is I can not get it connected properly. The wires are fine, my dad tested them and the internet itself on his laptop in the same room where my computer is. So we know the cords and the router and everything are working fine. When I plug in my cord, it recognizes the internet and proceeds to send out packets constantly at a rate of 10MB/s but receiving nothing.

So my internet is totally one sided. I uninstalled and reinstalled my drivers, restarted my computer after fooling with different configurations multiple times and found that my IP starts with 167.XXX.XXX.XXX. I know from what I've read that this means there is a problem. Another section of the problem is that if I manually put in 192.168.0.50 as my IP, it will connect and start sending packets. If I say automatically find the IP, it will say Partial or No Connection.

What is going on with my internet now that I'm home? I even deleted my school domain log-in hoping that it would work, but to no avail. Please help! :whistling:

Edited by BlackPandemic, 01 January 2007 - 10:30 PM.

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Hi Black Pandemic,

Is the IP for the connection 169.x.x.x or 167.x.x.x?

A 169 is an address assigned by the OS when no DHCP address is assigned and has various causes.
A 167 is a public IP. Since your hard wired to a router this indicates that your connection is probably hard coded.

Go to start /control panel /network connections (classic view). Right click on the LAC (local area connection) and choose properties. In the properties window click on Internet protocol TCP/IP then click on Properties. Be sure that Automatically Obtain IP is selected and that Automatically Obtain DNS is selected. click OK then close the Prperties window and see if you can connect.
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I've tried that and when I do Automatic for both, it says Limited or No Connectivity and won't let me do anything. If I manually put in the basic 192.168.0.50 or 192.168.0.1 I get a connection sending, but not receiving.

Also, when I ran ipconfig /all, this is what i get:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Greg>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BRUENING-G
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit
Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-2A-BE-BF-A4
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.42.32
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Greg>

Hope it helps! I'd love to get this working soon, like...before I leave for school again haha!
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You haven't received an IP from your router. 169.254.42.32 is the Windows default IP when it can't get to a DHCP server.

Check the ethernet cable or just swap it out. Turn off any firewall software, if enabled.

If that doesn't work try to uninstall/reinstall your network interface drivers.

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Ethernet cable works fine, my dad's laptop worked fine in my room. Firewall is off. And I reinstalled my network drivers. This is why I'm so baffled by the problem because I've tried almost everything we can think of.
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The next step is to swap the network interface with a "known good" one.

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In Internet Explorer: tools > internet options > connections > lan settings. make sure that proxy server is unchecked.
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