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09-Mar-2005, 10:42 AM #1
I have NO PHYSICAL ADDRESS, what to do???
Hi Folks!

My problem when I try to get on the internet is that I get the message:
(Page cannot be displayed). My other computers get on. I'm working with winXP Pro and when at the CMD prompt I type in "ipconfig /all" there is no
physical address for my adapter... everything else looks fine so can you please help me in finding or placing an address to my adapter?

Thanks in advance!
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09-Mar-2005, 12:14 PM #2
OK!
So finally I figured out how to change the MAC address. I did it and still I can't get on the internet. Now I failed to mention to you that this is a LAN on the motherboard.
I have two of these machines that I built and neither will get on the web. They are
both the same motherboard,.and the same specifications. Any ideas???

Thanks!
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09-Mar-2005, 12:24 PM #3
Have you checked Device Manager to make sure that your NIC's have the proper drivers installed?

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09-Mar-2005, 01:31 PM #4
I was getting this intermittently on a PC. Could never figure out the WHY, but did find that using ipconfig /dnsflush gave me the physical and IP addresses.

Also, if you do a search in Help and Support on the word ipconfig, you will get a list of parameters and how to use them.

Hope this helps,

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09-Mar-2005, 01:32 PM #5
oops, make that ipconfig /flushdns (at a command prompt).
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09-Mar-2005, 07:39 PM #6
Try this MS-KB Q299357 - Reset XP TCP/IP Stack process, that might slap some sense into it.
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09-Mar-2005, 08:00 PM #7
Since you "have two of these machines that I built and neither will get on the web.", is it possible that either the onboard network cards are not working or drivers and not installed correctly.

Have you tried installing a known working PCI network card.

Also, how is the IP address being assigned. If it is by a router, make sure the router is configured correctly and you are using a known working network cable and port on the router.
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