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10-Jul-2007, 11:26 AM #1
Thumbs down Vista - No Internet, Can't ping anything, can't get DHCP address
Hello, I'm trying to sort out an Acer Aspire 5050 laptop with Vista Home Basic (not too impressed with Vista so far).

The Internet was working ok for the end-user then stopped working for no reason.

I cannot ping external, internal or loopback addresses. Absolutely nothing, even when I have set it to a fixed IP address I still can't ping anything, even the loopback. A ping test gives a General failure response.

Also, it won't pick up a dynamic IP address. It only gets an autoconfig 169. address.

Any ideas anyone????
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10-Jul-2007, 12:49 PM #2
Wired, wireless, what?

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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11-Jul-2007, 03:07 AM #3
I should have added, I cannot connect via the wired or wireless connection. Do an ipconfig and you can only pick up a 169. address. Give it a static IP and you still can't connect.
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11-Jul-2007, 03:18 PM #4
I'm still waiting to see the output I asked for.
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11-Jul-2007, 03:44 PM #5
I think to get to the proper command prompt in Vista it's Start Orb-->All Programs-->Accessories-->right click on Command Prompt-->choose Administrator mode. At least if you try to do an ipconfig/release ipconfig/renew you have to have administrator privileges in Vista.
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12-Jul-2007, 09:18 AM #6
Thanks for your response lymponus. I've already tried that more than once in Admin mode.

It simply won't pick up a dynamic address.

I've tried the diagnose option many times now.

I've tried using the netsh int ip reset command to see if that fixed anything. No luck.

I plugged my laptop into the same port and that was fine.
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12-Jul-2007, 09:24 AM #7
Are there any addresses available from you DHCP scope???
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12-Jul-2007, 09:35 AM #8
Here's screenshot of ipconfig and ping when laptop is set to DHCP

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tom-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7D-27-55-81
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.43.39(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-C7-D2-E8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.236.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{221F9CFE-C60B-47BD-9502-AEBA5BFAC
C64}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.236.3%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{1D2960FD-32E0-43E4-9A10-B9AC7DF79
27F}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.43.39%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

PING: transmit failed, error code 1231.
PING: transmit failed, error code 1231.
PING: transmit failed, error code 1231.
PING: transmit failed, error code 1231.

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Windows\system32>ping 127.0.0.1

Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Windows\system32>
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12-Jul-2007, 09:37 AM #9
I change the wired adapter to a static IP and here's the result. If I was to disable the wireless connector it makes no difference.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Tom-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7D-27-55-81
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.43.39(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-36-C7-D2-E8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.75(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{221F9CFE-C60B-47BD-9502-AEBA5BFAC
C64}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.75%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{1D2960FD-32E0-43E4-9A10-B9AC7DF79
27F}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.43.39%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

C:\Windows\system32>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Windows\system32>ping 127.0.0.1

Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

General failure.
General failure.
General failure.
General failure.

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Windows\system32>
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12-Jul-2007, 09:47 AM #10
Yes, there are available addresses from our DHCP range. We've just plugged a brand new Windows Vista PC into the network and that picked up an address.
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12-Jul-2007, 10:13 AM #11
Try restarting the dhcp client service. Also another way to figure out wether or not this is a server issue or a desktop issue is to try pulgging it in to another network.
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12-Jul-2007, 10:34 AM #12
I've tried the DHCP service restart 2 or 3 times already. Just done it again. No luck.

There's no server on this network, it's just a Netgear router with a DHCP range so we can update computers for customers.

It stopped working on the customers home network.
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12-Jul-2007, 10:58 AM #13
I've also plugged it into our corporate network, makes no difference.
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13-Jul-2007, 03:35 AM #14
There must be some clever person out there who has a solution :-)

I've also removed the adapters from Device Manager, which were automatically re-installed.

I've disabled the Windows firewall and the Symantec security software.

I've given it a static IP address again and in Network Connections it has changed to Netgear underneath the Local Area Connection, so it must be seeing our router by some means. Try and ping the router or the loopback and you get a General failure message.
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13-Jul-2007, 10:32 AM #15
Network discovery is turned on?
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