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limited or no connectivity with new ethernet card

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Hi, I recently purchased and installed a new ethernet card (and the drivers!) due to my onboard one being fried by a lightning strike... along with my modem. The installation went just fine and my computer now recognizes that there's an ethernet cord plugged into the port but it's giving me a "limited or no connectivity" result after it tries to acquire a network address, and when i click the 'troubleshoot' popup it tells me that it was unable to assign a network address. Is there any way to fix this? It's been about a week since this whole fiasco began and I'm ready for it to be over.


I run XP on my PC and I know that both my modem and ethernet cord work fine because I have connected the cord to my laptop.

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Hi Galamiel :welcome:


Sometimes the "limited or no connectivity" message it's only a windows glitch...


Can you get a log from the machine?


Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:

  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (check Only Problems)

Click on Go.


Post the resulting log in your next reply.

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