Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

OOPS! Did I break something?

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Can someone tell me if I broke something.

I have 2 PCs, PC1 and PC2.

PC1 is my work pc and I used a router to move files from PC1 to PC2 for storage. Both PC's used the internet.

So I got a new internet service that does not come with a router, so I needed to move files from PC1 to PC2 and did not have a flash drive handy.

So I took a Ethernet cable and pluged one end into PC1 and the other into PC2, Then tried to set up a network connection, Could not get the connection to work so gave up onit.

Now here is the bad part....

Everysince then, PC1 can not get a connection to the internet anymore, PC2 is fine.

When I plug PC1 into the cable modem now, I get the message "this connection has limited or no connectivity. you mighty not be able to access the internet or some network resources."

I also get this..... "this problem occured because the network did not assign a network address to the computer"

I try to renew the IP address but get "can not renew IP address"

I tried guides online and follow all the steps but it just wont work. IP and DNS are both set to Automatically aquire address and all that.

I even did a full destructive system restore on PC1, disable all firewalls and security and it does the same thing, Just cant connect. I plug PC2 into the modem and no problem.

I am thinking the plugging the Ethernet wire into both running PC's may have shorted something out in my main PC?

I know I damaged something I just do not know what or if it is something I can repair.

Any Ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP