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    Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    ok guys, here goes.

    My friend, turned on his computer, and no connection. Everything is hooked up, and it was workin the night before. its an E machines with windows Xp. i have no clue where to start anymore. i checked his connections, and the packets are being sent but no recieved. His ip is set to be recovered automatically. please help.

    Any advice is apreciated.
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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsNight
    ok guys, here goes.

    My friend, turned on his computer, and no connection. Everything is hooked up, and it was workin the night before. its an E machines with windows Xp. i have no clue where to start anymore. i checked his connections, and the packets are being sent but no recieved. His ip is set to be recovered automatically. please help.

    Any advice is apreciated.
    Do you have the connection set to show the status icon in the system tray? If so, is he getting a correct IP assigned (right-click icon->status->support), something like a real IP number and DNS servers shown? Or, if behind a router, something like 192.168.0.xxx? Check that it doesn't begin with 169 (.xxx.x.xxx). If so, then whatever the device he is connected to needs to be restarted and/or reset, or his isp might just be down at the moment.

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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    well i checked its 169 what do i do now? see he brought it here and it didnt work here either. so how do i change it from that?. thanks for getting me this far. so he is at my house in my router, but i dont see him on the network and hes got no interenet at my houes or his.


    THANK YOU, plz keep helping
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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsNight
    well i checked its 169 what do i do now? see he brought it here and it didnt work here either. so how do i change it from that?. thanks for getting me this far. so he is at my house in my router, but i dont see him on the network and hes got no interenet at my houes or his.


    THANK YOU, plz keep helping
    The 169 address is like a placeholder number that you get when you use DHCP (like with a router at your house or like with cable) and your PC is not getting assigned an IP number. You can double check the network connection properties, be sure it says "Obtain IP Automatically". When that is set, and the PC starts up, it will automatically send out a signal to renew that address. If his ISP is down in his area, he'll get that. Also, if he connects through a cable or DSL modem, and this PC is new, the modem may need to be powered off/on or maybe even reset (pinhole switch) before it will accept his system. Some isp's require you to register the MAC number of the nic with them.

    Your router should have accepted it. But maybe his connection is not set correctly as above, or maybe you, or someone else has secured your router by specifying the MAC's it will accept.

    Usually the way to reset things is to set the connection properly, then turn off the PC, and uplug the router, cable modem etc. and wait a couple of minutes. Then start at the connection into the house, turn on the first device, like the cable modem. Wait tilll it stops flashing, then turn on the next thing, like the router, wait. Then turn on the PC.

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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    hey lol i did lose it, thnanks. i did those things and nothing changed. do have anmy other ideas? like is there anythiing in windows.
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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsNight
    hey lol i did lose it, thnanks. i did those things and nothing changed. do have anmy other ideas? like is there anythiing in windows.
    Just checking. You turned off all of the devices from the PC's all the way back to the wall. Then you turned everything on, one at a time, moving from the wall back to the PC's, waiting a minute or two after each device. That is all correct?

    Are you sure you are using a patch cable to connect his PC to the router, not a crossover cable?

    Look in his computer in Device Manager. do you see the adapter listed there under Network Adapters? Any errors?

    Look at the back of his computer where the ethernet cable is plugged in. Do you see a light on back there? Does it blink?

    Look at where that cable plugs into the router. Is there a light on the router turned on above that port the same way that the one for your PC is?

    On his computer, go to Start->Run, type

    cmd

    and then

    [Enter] <- the key

    Then type

    ping 127.0.0.1 [Enter]

    Do you see this?

    Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

    If you do, then the nic is working, and there is a problem with the settings or the router as mentioned above.

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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    i did the ping at it worked but still no connection between router and comp. wierd.
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    Re: Help, no interenet conection on other computer

    Try the winsock fix this tool has helped many if you can not browse in 2 different locations has to be on the box, Try start run cmd enter ipconfig/renew and see if you get the message that an operation has been attempted on something that is not a socket usually you will get this error when you have a corrupt winsock but not always and the winsock fix never hurts anything is worth a try and it will fit on a floppy http://www.ronspcshop.com/downloads/winfix.exe Another thing that may of happened is if he upgraded to SP2 sometimes it kills the automaticly obtain an ip address the way around that is to force the ip address in tcp/ip if you have a bridged ip you are out of luck but if you are going to a router this will work if it is a sp2 issue. Took me a long time to figure that one out.
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