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jediknight

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Hi,
My NIC card seems to be like crazy :tazz:
It is not getting any IP from DHCP server. instead, it auto assigns its own IP address: 169.254.10.44/16 with no Gateway info.
If I set up an IP address mannually, looks like it takes it but will not get any reply to outgoing pings (not even the gateway). If I ping to its own IP, it replies OK (the 169.254...... or the fixed I used, both reply OK).
the tray icon shows a warning sign: "status: limited or no connectivity".
Cables are OK (I tested it) and the NIC detects when I plug in/out.
I also tried a driver update with the same result. I also changed the NIC with a brand new one and same thing.
Any ideas please???
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chicagotech

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I would check the hardware settings first. these pages may help,

troubleshooting limited or no connectivity
"This connection has limited or no connectivity. " "You might not be able to
access the Internet or some network resources" ...
http://www.chicagote...onnectivity.htm - Similar pages

w2k/xp network issues
Limited or no connectivity. Advanced tab missing under Network Connection ...
Limited or no connectivity. Symptoms: 1) The connection status on XP shows ...
http://www.chicagote...xpnetissues.htm - Similar pages
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jediknight

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I did try all this but with no results at all. :tazz:
Thanks for your help.

PS: Some of your links are addressed to a local file in your HHDD (file:///C:/xxxxx)
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dineshpandian

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I did try all this but with no results at all.  :tazz:
Thanks for your help.

PS: Some of your links are addressed to a local file in your HHDD (file:///C:/xxxxx)

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I encountered this error once,
it had something to do with windows' system files,
and is extremely hard to cure.
I did a clean reinstall of OS and it worked.
good luck.
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Thank you for the feed. Have you update the NIC driver? Also you want to re-set the router if the router is the HCP.
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Thank you for the feed. Have you update the NIC driver? Also you want to re-set the router if the router is the HCP.

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Chicago, I seriously doubt that would work.
I use a d-link nic, and updating the drivers nor
switching the physical location on the mobo
worked. It had to be a system file.
Worth a try though. :tazz:
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I did reinstall the original NIC driver, I also installed an updated driver and also did a rollback. The router is working fine but I also tried with another router and same thing.
I think tha I'll try a windows repair feature with the boot CD.
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dineshpandian

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good luck!
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Any installations/tweaks or any other things happen shortly before or around the same time as this issue began?

Examples:
Windows Update
Installed/Updated a software Firewall
Lightning/powerspike/powersag
caught your pet Cat chewing your network cable like it was a piece of yarn
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jediknight

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The most recent event prior to this was the expiration of Panda Platinum. But this happened a couple of days after that.
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