I had a fully functioning PC. The other day I tried to start the internet and it would not connect. After the problem I tried
ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew.
Windows IP Configuration
An error occured while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.
Windows IP configuration
Host name :office
Primary Dns suffix : ( nothing)
Node type : unknown
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enabled :No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection
Connection specific DNS Suffix :(nothing)
Description : NETGEAR FA311 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical address :c0-c1-c3-c5-c7-c9
Dhcp Enabled :Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled :Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address : 169.254.131.46
Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0
Default gateway : (nothing)
The following steps of the repair operation failed:
Renewing the IP address
Please contact your network administrator or ISP.
Still no connection.
IP address 169.254.131.46
Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway ( nothing)
DNS server (nothing)
WINS server (nothing)
I have tried new MAC address, New network card(the netgear and on-bard LAN), I completely formated The Hard Drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home SP1,
I tried entering the information from the working laptop into the computer as a static setting. I could ping myself and get a response, but I could not ping yahoo.com or google.com.
I can though use the same CAT5/RJ45 cable connected to a cable modem with my laptop and there is no problem.
Any ideas from the pros?
I know I have good cable into the house.
I know I have a good modem.
I know the connection works to my laptop.
I did have the computer working at one time.
You time, help, and expertise is GREATLY appreciated.