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gumby701

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I have this problem with two different computers:

1. A 14 year old computer I revived and put 98SE (no service pack)

2. A Sony Vaio Laptop XP SP2

Both of them fail to find the default gateway...

On the old computer:

It doesn't do anything at all and the /ipconfig spaces are either blank or 0.0.0.0

On the laptop:

LAN: I assume XP is a little "smarter" than 98 as it gave itself an ip but still didnt do much and had a blank for default gateway

Wireless: Gave me "little or no connectivity" and an IP address that doesn't match the 192.168.2.xxx that the other computers have

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One note:
These computers are on different networks at different houses but both places use the same router (Or very similar ones) made by Microsoft

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On both of them:

I set the default gateway to 192.168.2.1 and tried /ping 192.168.2.1

It gave back the proper results.

/ping google.com -t

It gave back proper results (including google's ping) again but with one exception: Packets started dropping

It may go for 10-15 times before losing a packet or two, or it may be the first three, but it still loses them.

This causes anything that tries to connect to the internet to fail...EXCEPT: when I am in wired LAN mode Windows Messenger (the old one) works just fine! It flabbergasts (wow I never use that word) me.

Please help. I have tried everything I can think of (I thought of more than what is written here).
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On the xp machine, are you using static or dhcp addressing?

Can you go to Start -> Run -> type "cmd" without quotes, hit enter
type: "ipconfig /all >C:\ipconfig.txt" without quotes, hit enter

Go to your C drive and post the results in ipconfig.txt

Thanks
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Samd results with both but...

With both connections...connected and the LAN one with a set Default Gateway (oddly enough, I did it again without a default gateway and it came up the same):

Ehem *warning long postage*

Windows IP Configuration



		Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : VALUED-A7968D8A

		Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : 

		Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

		IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

		WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

		DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : WorkGroup

											WorkGroup



Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:



		Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : WorkGroup

		Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

		Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-10-BA-B3

		Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

		Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.21

		Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

		Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

		DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

		DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

		Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 15, 2007 9:35:52 PM

		Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 15, 2007 11:35:52 PM



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:



		Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : WorkGroup

		Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

		Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-46-E5-63-C5

		Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

		Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.23

		Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::a00:46ff:fee5:63c5%5

		Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

		DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

		DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

		Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 15, 2007 9:36:39 PM

		Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 15, 2007 11:36:39 PM



Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:



		Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

		Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

		Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF

		Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%6

		Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 

		NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled



Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:



		Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : WorkGroup

		Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

		Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-02-17

		Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.2.23%2

		Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 

		DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

		NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled



Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:



		Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : WorkGroup

		Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

		Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-02-15

		Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

		IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.2.21%2

		Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 

		DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1

											fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

		NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

thank god for 2GB flash drives on sale for 16 dollars...

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More oddities...now /ping is only timing out on 1/100 pings....still no IE though or netscape

Edited by gumby701, 15 October 2007 - 11:00 PM.

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I may have fixed it...I suspect internet explorer is to blame...I tried a few different things...and then installed Firefox. Firefox works. IE7 doesn't.

Also, the same thing happened to my main Vista computer...I'm gonna try to fix it the same way...
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