Here's my problem, I have just clean installed XP Pro on my Desktop PC. Previously it was connected via a Netgear Router using an ADSL (Sky) connection and worked fine. I now have no router and it is hard wired via an ethernet cable using Virgin Broadband. However, I cannot get an internet connection. It says Limited or no connectivity and when I try to repair the connection I get no response. Fixes I have tried:
Net Shell resets - no difference
ipconfig /flushdns - no difference
ipconfig /release /renew (via CMD promt) - message says no contact with your DHCP server . . .
Unistalling Network Adapter Drivers (Realtek) - no difference
Now, when I have tried to access the default control page of the cable modem (Motorola) at the default ip 192.168.10.1 IE says it cannot open the search page.
The only thing I done which changed anything is when I changed the windows firewall settings of the connection to off, this then said that it was connected but I couldnt get anything on IE.
I know that the ethernet and the cable modem are ok as I have an older computer which works fine on the same cable (I dont have a router I just change the connection at the back)
Could someone please shed some light on this for me, I would appriciate it greatly.