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Help enabling DHCP and Network card has no connectivity

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I have been having network problems ever since I upgraded my laptop from Win98SE to Win XP. It says the computer is connected to my home network, but the packets sent and recieved stays at zero. I went through your home network tutorial and it said that if my "Address Type" did not say "Assigned by DHCP" I should ask for help. Mine says "Automatic Private Address" next to "Address Type". I also noticed that your tutorial said that my IP Address should not start with a 169 or a 172. Well mine starts with a 169. So if you have any suggestions I would be very greatful.


Thank you in advance!


edit: added link to original post

Edited by dsenette, 14 August 2006 - 11:44 AM.

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Hello ck_evac and welcome to G2G, :whistling:

Lets check you Network Card out first:

Click on Start
Click on Run
Type in: devmgmt.msc and hit OK
Scroll down to Network adapters and right click on your Network Card
Select Properties
On the General Tab under Device Status what all does it say? <Reply 1>
On the Driver Tab click the Driver Details Button:
Under Driver Files what is listed?<Reply 2>
Under File Version what does it say? <Reply 3>

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