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LAN going bananas!


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Kalmiya

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Hey all,

I've had a LAN connection via Ethernet between my PC and a friend's laptop working for a couple of weeks which, until yesterday, has worked fine. A little background info, I set up the network as being hosted by my PC with the laptop as client. I realise now that was a bit silly, as only the laptop can get online via wireless, but it seems to have worked a treat anyway :) This network is used mostly for sharing the 'net connection and for network gaming.

However, the LAN connection now says it has limited/no connectivity. It still displays its 1Gps speed as usual, and access through My Network Places (for file sharing etc) is totally fine. But neither computer can see each other in a Network Game list, and the PC cannot get online.

I tried running the IPconfig commands in cmd prompt, disabling/enabling the LAN connection, repairing it, cold & warm booting, and combinations of the aforementioned to no avail. I've run out of ideas. I really should stop being lazy and join a computer class :)

It would be great if anyone can help!
Many thanks,

Kal
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cheyenna345

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That happens everytime i turn on the computer but i have a default and another mode if you have a different mode than default you could could switch them. Or, i have a adapter thing connected to my xbox so i can play online, if it is out of tune than i have to fix it.

Hope it works soon!
BYE!

Edited by cheyenna345, 13 July 2008 - 01:01 PM.

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Kalmiya

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I'm not sure what you mean by the different modes, so I'm inclined to say everything's set to default.

:) The PC just pulled itself out of Silicone Heaven and got connected :) Guess your reply carried a good vibe to kickstart it! Thanks :)
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When you change settings or such in a network it is a good idea to renew the IP addresses of all the clients.
Note that after a Reboot the PC does this itself.

To do so follow these steps.
  • Go to Start -> Run.
  • In the Box, type in "cmd".
  • A black box will appear. Type in: "ipconfig /release".
  • After it is done releasing. Type in: "ipconfig /renew".
  • This should renew your connection with your gateway.

Regards,
Olrik
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