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Odd Internet Connection Issue- Wireless works/Lan Doesn't

Discussion in 'Networking' started by seannolan, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. seannolan

    seannolan Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    First time poster, long time browser, bear with me as this is a little long but I think I got a really unique one going on here. Before I get into it, My system is a custom built rig running Windows XP on an Athlon 4000. I'm not the most computer savvy but in my device manager it says that I have a Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller as well as a NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller for network adapters. For wireless I run a NETGEAR WG11v2 56Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 adapter.

    I live in a house with 13 people and our internet is set on comcast broadband (Cable I believe) that runs through the entire house and has some centrally located mega router thing as well. The guy in the room next to me runs wireless from his room so that he can do work outdoors weather permitting. I had not even plugged in the wireless until today and had been running the hard line out from the wall into my computer.

    Here's what happened. My computer had been left on for a few days and was starting to run slow so I went to run a restart. Prior to this I did not have any wireless going. When it rebooted it would get stuck "acquiring network address" for the LAN. There were two LAN's in the network connections, one for the nVidia and one for the Marvell controller I believe. When I try to repair it says it can not renew the IP address. I plugged in the USB wireless and it was appearing to have the same issue. Looking around for some advice I uninstalled the ethernet controllers and reinstalled them.

    When I restarted the computer the wireless instantly connected and I can now get on the web fine, however the LAN connections still have the same problem, however now after taking a few minutes "acquiring network address" it gives me the "Limited or no connectivity" error. I have to work from the computer and would like a more secure connection than the guy next doors wireless router so I'm really looking for help getting this LAN back up and running. Any suggestions/input appreciated.

    Some other maybe useful info: I run dual monitors, and when I did the first couple reboots trying to get the internet up on one of them the primary monitor was not functioning and I got the "Want to run in SAFE MODE?" prompt after restarting from that point. Not sure if it's related or what not but just worth mentioning. I'm a little nervous maybe leaving the computer on did some hardware damage or something


    Also, being the computer noob I am I am wondering what information you guys may have on how long is OK to keep a computer on. I have a top of the line cooling system but is it still not advisable to leave the computer on for multiple days at a time? I've read some conflicting things.

    Cliff notes: My computer will connect to my roommates wireless router which is on the same LAN I am trying to connect to, however it will not connect to the LAN via hardline.
     
  2. bopbop

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    Make sure there are enough IP's for you to get online. If you have it set to 13 and your wireless is still waiting on the router then you will get booted off. Also if the wireless isnt secure then the connection may be getting used by outside sources. Log into your router and check your routers DHCP settings. Make sure you have enough room to fit another system onto the router.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. seannolan

    seannolan Thread Starter

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    hey guys. just a little update. i restarted the computer once again after updating the driver for my LAN card and now i can not connect to wireless or LAN :(. here are the contents of the ipconfig

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-D7-9F-29
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.113.37
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit
    Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-D7-8D-0B

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB
    2.0 Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-46-0E-39
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.133.126
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    hopefully you can help me, i'm really getting desperate here :(
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

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

    Reboot the machine.


    Let's see this again:

    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.
     
  6. seannolan

    seannolan Thread Starter

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    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB
    2.0 Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-46-0E-39
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.133.126
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit
    Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-D7-8D-0B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.247.181
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're saying you can't connect with either a wired or wireless connection? Are you sure the cable you're using and the router port for the wired connection is good?
     
  8. seannolan

    seannolan Thread Starter

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    hey, the problem has "evolved" if you will.

    everyone in my house who has turned their computer off has been unable to connect to the internet upon turning their computer back on. it appears that the main internet router is not assigning IP addresses or something of the sort?

    is this common? i'm going to call my cable company and have them swing by since im fairly certain my machine isnt the issue (it worked on another inet connection)
     
  9. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Sounds like a router configuration issue, or it broke. Is anyone connected right now? If so, can you fetch their IPCONFIG /ALL results?
     
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