XP Pro Sp2 just ran auto updates and get "the return of the Limited or no connectivity issue". We all remember that one. I say return b/c when SP2 was first applied it showed its ugly head. Auto update updated 11/07/2005 4:08am applied some patches and now have that $hf_mig$ folder with updated hotfixes in it.
I ran the OL' 884020 and the fixreg.reg and then WinsockXpfix.exe to no avail. Even system retsore did not help. I do get an APIPA on my LAN NIC. Im suspecting that billy boy and his trustee kronies put out a bad update that is frenching up the network connectivity as I can send packets but not recieve and I connect fine to my router. Nothing I have done has fixed this. Updated the NIC drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled the NIC, TCP/IP, IE, and my foot! nothing works.
I have two PCs that are having this issue. I have two others that do not auto update and I am deathly afraid to apply the updates as i need my pcs running to make money. I work from home in my jammies helping computer techs all over the country support their clients. You could say im a tech's tech, but i am a stumped tech's tech.
did th epower down thing, authentication is fine.
I was in the chat last night and it was suggested to do NETSH WINSOCK RESET, I iwll be able to try this later.
Everyone in the chat was trying to help. I have been thru all the obvious, swap NICs, run winsock fix, applied 884020, updated NIC drivers, ran the netsh int ip reset command, reinstalled NIC and TCP/IP, tried a static IP, even uninstalled SP2 on one machine, nothing is working.
Was wondering if a new update did this or if the updates render the router outdated. Maybe a firmware update on the router is in order.
Its comcast with digital phone going to a linksys befsr41 router v? XP PRO Sp2 with all the latest greatest, no firewalls other than XP, cleaned of spyware and viruses, etc...
I just dont unsderstand how 2 pcs with different NICs can have the same issue at the same exact time.
my two thoughts: 1. need to flash router
2. MS update flubbed either the NIC or IE
I can connect to router and when I ran the 884020 and the fixreg.reg it got rid of the limited or no connectivity message and I get APIPA, i can send packets but not recieve packets.