Hi, First off, I have two computers hooked up to the internet through a Lynksys router, and both have worked fine. Then we had a thunder and lightning storm and the power flickered. When it came back on, pc #1 came up on zone alarm saying new network detected. I ok'd it, and its worked fine, however with pc #2, no such thing came up but it said 'limited or no internet connectivity'. We called the ISP, who said it was a problem with router, and we called router company who got us to plug #2 directly into cable modem, still no internet.
I reformatted the pc and now it says there is an invalid IP address
I found a site that told me how to confirm/renew my IP address through MS DOS, when I typed in the comands it says 'Unable to connect to DHCP Server, operation timed out'
Do I need a new ethernet card, and is that the thing that the cable wire connects to in back of the pc? thanks for all the help in advance.