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Lilac Haze

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Hi Everyone,

I hope someone can help me. My PC LAN connection (on my motherboard) has a yellow triangle enclosing an exclamation mark against it and the caption "Limited or no connectivity" so at the moment I am connecting to the net with my old USB Speedtouch 330.

I'm not sure what information from my system is required for troubleshooting this situation, but if someone will advise me what is neede I will do my best to supply it.

About all I can tell you at the moment is that this cannot repair itself. I can send information but recieve nothing, zip, zilch, nada.

I know that my US Robotics 9003 is working, because I can hook up my Macbook via ethernet, and that works fine, so I figure its has to be either the socket itself or some setting somewhere is messed up.

Oh by the way I'm using Windows XP Home SP2.

This may be of some use too:

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : athlon643500
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter LAN Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-51-28-DE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.123.12
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

PPP adapter Orange Broadband:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 84.68.120.55
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 84.68.120.55
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 195.92.195.94
195.92.195.95



Any help will be very welcome

Many thanks to you all for such a great website :whistling:

Haze

Edited by Lilac Haze, 08 May 2007 - 08:05 AM.

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It's not unusual for PCI network cards to fail. With the computer running check the back of the it where the network card card is. On the NIC's backplate there are usually two little status lamps. If neither of them are lit with the PC on and Windows running, then the card has "died" and will have to be replaced.
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Hi pip22,

Thank you for the reply.

A friend has loaned me his Linksys WAG54G and the same thing happens with that, so I know for sure that this has nothing to do with the modem/router.

I have checked the leds on the back-panel and only one of them is lit. This is the one on the left hand side - I assume the one which symbolises that I can send information.

So to me it looks like I need to re-enable something so that I can recieve. The only firewall I am using is the Windows one, I also have Windows Defender.

If I knew how, I could re-install the driver for the network as I have the disk which came with my motherboard.

Also, if I enter a forced IP address (192.168.1.3) I can get rid of the yellow sign on the LAN connection icon which will then say that I am connected at a speed of 10.0Mbps. However I still can't really connect to the internet.

This is pretty annoying as I need this PC to connect via ethernet so that I can hook up my Macbook wirelessly.

Any further help you can give me would really be appreciated.

Regards

Haze
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Lilac Haze

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Hi again,

Since my last post I have found how to uninstall and reinstall the driver for my LAN connector but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.

My ipconfig now reads:

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : athlon643500
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter LAN Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-51-28-DE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 10 May 2007 14:50:05
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 12 May 2007 14:50:05

Does this look more hopeful?

If I look at the status for this device it does now show some packets recieved, but it still lists it as being 10Mbps and I still can't actually use the internet.

Any help appreciated. :whistling:

Regards

Haze
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Lilac Haze

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Hi,

Just for your information.

I don't know what I did or didn't do but somehow today I am connected to the internet with my ethernet again! :whistling:

I have been trying to fix this for about 3 months now, so this is a huge reief. (Persistence can be rewarding!)

Fingers crossed this will still work after the next cold boot.

Thanks

Haze
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