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KingElvis

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Hello Everyone and thanks for reading,

I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop which has a bad onboard network port (not working). After updating the bios so I can disable it, I have loaded a fresh install of XP Pro. Everything seemed to be working fine, I got an ip and it connected to my network/internet fine, updated my anti-virus software, updated all the patches for Windows up to and including SP2. The last thing I did was take care of the last remaining driver updates from Dell's site.

After a re-boot, I have lost connectivity to my network/internet. I checked the cable and port connection with another laptop to make sure it is still functioning. I have re-booted several times and tried renewing the ip a few times. I have uninstalled the device and re-booted and I have also turned off Windows firewall. I cannot ping 172.0.0.1 which tells me the card is bad but I tried a different card and it's the same thing. The network card btw is a 3Com cardbus 10/100. I also tried to ping my gateway and another pc on my network to no success.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am at wits end. I'm starting to think that this laptop is possessed!

Thanks.
 
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what's the ip address? you may ping 127.0.0.1 instead of 172.0.0.1.
you should
 

KingElvis

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Thanks for the reply Blin, what you wrote is what I meant. Sorry for the typo.

Anyways, I tried just turning it off and leaving it for awhile and it worked! :confused: :eek: :D :eek: (y)
Looked up the ip address and it's 192.168.1.118 which is high considering I only have 5 computers hooked up to my linksys wireless router. There is probably a way to reset my router for this but I don't know how just yet so I'll have to do some reading.
If someone could point me the right direction, I would really appreciate!

Thanks.
 
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KingElvis said:
Looked up the ip address and it's 192.168.1.118 which is high considering I only have 5 computers hooked up to my linksys wireless router. There is probably a way to reset my router for this but I don't know how just yet so ....
Depends on the range the router is set to allocate in (and in any case does it really matter much?)

Say it was a WRT54G (user manual wrt54g_ug.pdf) then there's detail in the User Guide about the "DHCP" GUI page, and the (non-wireless) befsr41_ug.pdf user guide defines the same defaults. You can change the router IP address and subnet on the DHCP page. It says the default IP starting address is 192.168.1.100 (with a default number of DHCP clients of 50) -- so you 192.168.1.118 may not be so far out as you might think.
 

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coulterp said:
Depends on the range the router is set to allocate in (and in any case does it really matter much?)

Say it was a WRT54G (user manual wrt54g_ug.pdf) then there's detail in the User Guide about the "DHCP" GUI page, and the (non-wireless) befsr41_ug.pdf user guide defines the same defaults. You can change the router IP address and subnet on the DHCP page. It says the default IP starting address is 192.168.1.100 (with a default number of DHCP clients of 50) -- so you 192.168.1.118 may not be so far out as you might think.
Hey thanks alot. Appreciate the input and you make alot of sense, I guess I was looking into things that weren't there.

Thanks again.
 
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