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Internet working but wired network not working

Discussion in 'Networking' started by winterhammer, Jun 6, 2010.

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  1. winterhammer

    winterhammer Thread Starter

    Jun 6, 2010
    Hi all,
    Have a different problem them most.

    I have a compaq pc running Vista 32bit. This PC has a wired connection to a wireless netgear router, which is in turn connected to a Linksys DSL modem. To the wireless router, i have 3 laptops wirelessly connected. All four computers are setup on a network, so file sharing and printing can be managed. The PC acts as the main file server and printer server.

    Just overnight the PC stopped connecting to the network. The internet is working fine as normal but no network connection. Other laptops on the network have normal internet connectivity but cannot access anything on the PC and no printing either.

    The PC behaviour is has also become strange. Task Manager will not open in a window, but the green icon will sit in the system tray. None of the Network options from Control Panel or "Network" in the start menu will work (window will open but will get blank screen). Performing a ipconfig /release or renew will hang (for about 2 hrs before i killed it). Ran (AVG and Windows) antivirius and antimalware (Malwarebytes) without a single hit. Even System Restore from Control Panel will not open.

    Please help.

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Sounds like you have something corrupted. Let's start by resetting the stack.

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or Windows 7.

    Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

    Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
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