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My problem is, all of the sudden , my 2 pc network is notwork. Both run xp home, the host is sp2 the other is sp1. I dont share internet connection. The host shows the limited connectivity symbol in the tray, the other shows normal icon in the tray. I have tried just setting up a new network but the wizard fails because it connot assign an ip address to the host. Also when I run ipconfig /all the dos box just flashes on the screen and then dissappears. I can play games on the lan, so there is some connection there, so I think my router and wires are alright. If you would have any advice for me I would sure appreciate it. Thanks :tazz:

BTW it worked just fine for about 1 year.
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Have you updated you network card drivers?
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I have the latest drivers installed. Got them from the manufacturer site. It is an onboard lan, asus A7N8X-E. ( This is the pc that gets the limited connectivity)
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Is both comptuer configed correctly for the network.

When I had the computers networked here, I had that same prob. I just manually configured the network my self.

Maybe you might need to do that.

Is it saying what is limited on the network?
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To run ipcofig, run cmd first to open a "DOS" window (or get at it thru start>program>accessories etc) , then type in ipconfig /all
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The message just says "limited or no connectivity" when I try to start the connection. It tries to aquire an address for about 2 minutes and than shows the message. I can play lan games ( medal of honor ) and ut2003 just fine . The only problem is file transfer or accessing the shared folders on the client pc. I also cannot access shared folders from the client pc to the host even though the client pc shows normal connectivity in the task bar.
I have tried ipconfig / all several times..... the dos screen just flashes up and then closes. Im not real pc savy , I know just enough to get myself in trouble sometimes.... :tazz:
Is there a good guide on the net somewhere to help a poor guy like me out with this manual config ? thanks
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Have you tryied to manually config your network?
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Looking for info on it now. :tazz:
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run > cmd > ipconfig /all

right click on my network places > properties > right click the icon for the lan connection > properties > tcp/ip > properties, is it set to get an ip address manually or is there a static ip in it?>
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all are set to automatically obtain ip address
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any ideas why the ipconfig box would just dissappear? :tazz:
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did you do the run, then ipconfig /all? or run then cmd then ipconfig /all once the dos window opens?
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I'm betting that your router/modem has lost your login information and if you re-login it will work.
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OK , thanks for spelling it out ( again ) for me. I was running it the wrong way.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CUSTOM
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/10
0/1000Base-T Adapter, Copper RJ-45
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-2F-82-27-E2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.182.225
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
?
?

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Documents and Settings\Me>

So there it is.

Also I do not use a router , it is just a switch , and it is just a simple lan connection with no log in or password , just an enable and disable . I hope I am making sense and please pardon my noobness. Thanks for all the help so far. :tazz:
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Forgot 1 thing , I do not share an internet connection on this connection. It is just for file shareing and game playing with one other pc.
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