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james1966

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hi

Im trying to connect my xp computer directly through my router with an ethernet cable
and im limited or no connectivity.

Ive tried the winsock fix but that didnt help

anyone got any ideas?

any help would be gratefully recieved

im a novice :)
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james1966

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i did install the driver from hewlet packard website as well :)
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If you check your Device Manager, are there are yellow question marks or red x's?

Please post your IP configuration. Click Start -> Run -> cmd then press enter. Type ipconfig /all and paste the result here.
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no question marks or x's

host name 90e6000ff2
primary dns suffix
ip routing enabled no
wins proxy enabled no

connection specific nvidia nForce MCP networking conroller
physical address 00-00-00-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled yes
auto configeration enabled yes
auto configetarion ip address 169.254.0.0
subnet mask 255.255.0.0
default gateway

coul paste it so type it out best i could :)
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OK, the 169.254 means you have a privately assigned address, aka your machine cant contact your DHCP server for the proper address.

Try this, can you plug your computer directly to your modem? Plug it into the modem directly, then power cycle the modem.
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the computer is connected by the ethernet cable directly into the router

all lights are green on the router

you want me to turn router on an off?
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turned it on and off and still no or limited connectivity :)
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does your router have a firewall,

if so, have you tried connecting with your operating system firewall disabled ?
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firewall disabled on the pc. sure the router has a firewall but havent had any trouble connecting pc's in the past.

the pc in question is a friends computer im trying to fix for him my pc connects striaght away.

in the past all i have had to do is plug router into friends pc and it worked straight away.
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It has nothing to do with a firewall. The built in NAT firewall shouldnt be an issue either.

You can power cycle the router if you want. I want to see if your machine will connect directly connected to the modem. Make sure you power cycle the modem after connecting the PC to it.
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connected pc directly to modem/router then pwer cycled it.

still limited or no connectivity
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Hi James,

May I know the following:

  • The type of connection that your ISP provides you (ADSL or cable)
  • Router information (router brand and model number)

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connected pc directly to modem/router then pwer cycled it.

still limited or no connectivity


Is your modem and router the same device?
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