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texas408

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I recently discovered some malware in the client PC of my 2 computer wired network. Now the client machine cannot connect to the network. It has been correctly set for DHCP, I have tried a new NIC card (disabled onboard),new cat5 cable, tried a different switch and nothing has made any difference or helped.

The client PC in question is an AMD 3000+ with WinXP Home SP2.

The gateway PC works fine. It is an AMD 2200+ with WinXP SP1.
LAN using Direcway satellite (USB modem), onboard NIC to Linksys EZXS55W 5-port switch.

Everything worked well until the malware was discovered on the client PC. EVERYTHING works fine on the gateway PC (interent, network drive and network printer).

I have tried everything I know of including ipconfig /releasew and /renew, but the ip config /renew gives the message "An error occured while renewing interface ZyXEL NIC : An operation was attempted on something that was not a socket."

Also, in the Network Connections window, when I select the ZyXEL NIC card and choose Repair this connection, I get the error message "Windows could not finish re3peairing the problem because the following action could not be completed: Renewing your IP address."

Please help! I have been working on this %#*& thing for almost 3 weeks and don't have much hair left to pull out!

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cute dog...have you tried deleting that connection out of the network settings and creating a new one?
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Thought the dog phot would go in the left column!!!


I've tried so many things that they're all blurry by now. How do I delete the network settings? WinXP lets me uninstall everything BUT the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the Connection Properties window. The Uninstall button is grayed out and not available!

Thanks
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lets me uninstall everything BUT the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the Connection Properties window. The Uninstall button is grayed out and not available!


Thats because TCP and IP are two seperate protocols usually classified as one. If you uncheck TCP/IP you WILL NOT be able to get on the Internet.

TCP =Transmission Control Protocol

IP = Internet Protocol

Sounds like to me you might need to update the firmware for your modem. Also, try reset the modem.
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basically what i meant was right click on my network places then left click on the connection and press delete.....then add a connection
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