Network Connections arent showing up

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abnormali7y

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A-Bit AN8-SLI Motherboard
On-Board network adapter
2gig ram
Nvidia GeForce 7800GT
AMD 3800+ x2 dual core processor

Network Connections arent showing up at all.

heres an ipconfig /all

C:\Documents and Settings\scott>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : scottx2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter {EFD4C547-1624-4C39-98C3-4A54821FF77E}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
- Packet Scheduler Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-8D-D7-44-34
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.180.42.100
208.180.42.68
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 04, 2007 3:03:52 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 05, 2007 3:03:52 PM

heres nbtstat

C:\Documents and Settings\scott>nbtstat -n

\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{EFD4C547-1624-4C39-98C3-4A54821FF77E}:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.102] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
SCOTTX2 <00> UNIQUE Registered
SCOTTX2 <20> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered


thanks
 

JohnWill

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You're connected to a network, and you have NETBIOS over TCP/IP running. How about telling us what the issue is? Are you talking about other computers in the network? If so, you need to provide more clues.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt for the following commands.

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
  • Computer Browser
  • DHCP Client
  • DNS Client
  • Network Location Awareness
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Server
  • TCP/IP Netbios helper
  • Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
 

abnormali7y

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i can pretty much do anything i want to internet and network wise. EXCEPT editing configuration of a local area connection.only reason i really want to do that is so i can set a static ip. so if someone knows a way of setting a static ip without the use of local area connection-> properties. that would be appreciated as well :D
 

JohnWill

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What would be the purpose of setting up this static IP?
 

abnormali7y

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port forwarding. also just installed hamachi, a easy-to-setup VPN. and thats not on there either. whenever the program launched, it said "Please rename your adapter to hamachi".

So whats happening ,i think, is that these connections are associated with their macid instead of their name.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : scottx2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter {DB919541-0185-4EC3-BC51-1A2BD1CC9864}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Hamachi Network Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7A-79-00-00-00-01
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 5.0.0.17
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 5.0.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 05, 2007 6:26:58 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 04, 2008 6:26:58 P
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Ethernet adapter {EFD4C547-1624-4C39-98C3-4A54821FF77E}:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
- Packet Scheduler Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-8D-D7-44-34
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.180.42.100
208.180.42.68
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 05, 2007 6:27:02 PM


C:\Documents and Settings\scott>nbtstat -n

\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{DB919541-0185-4EC3-BC51-1A2BD1CC9864}:
Node IpAddress: [5.0.0.17] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
SCOTTX2 <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
SCOTTX2 <20> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{EFD4C547-1624-4C39-98C3-4A54821FF77E}:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.102] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
SCOTTX2 <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
SCOTTX2 <20> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered


Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:27:02 PM
 
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