Old computer WILL connect to network, WON'T connect to internet

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thespasticone

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So most of my family works on laptops, but i have one old desktop that i haven't turned on in a while, but now I need to get it back connected to the internet for a bit.

I have a network cable running to it (most of my comps run on wireless but this one doesn't have a wireless card), and it connects to the network, but gives me the "limited to no activity" message. Last time I turned it off (a few months ago) it worked fine)

Troubleshooting so far (after rebooting/powercycling everything, of course)
1. connected the network cable to my laptop, after disconnecting the wireless. worked fine.
2. Tried "repair", could not renew
3. tried release/renew, error on renew "unable to contact your DHCP server.
4. tried DNS flush
5. did netsh dump
6. DHCP Client is started, and automatic
7. disabled and reenabled the NIC card (VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter)

Any thoughts, help, ideas would be great. . Just need to get itunes connected to the internet!
 

TerryNet

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Assuming Windows ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

thespasticone

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Removable media isn't an option right now but here is all the information you asked for.

Host name......:upstairs
Primary DNS Suffix......:
Node Type......:Unknown
IP Routing Enabled......:No
WINS Proxy Enabled......:NO
Ethernet adapter Lcoal Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS suffix......:
Description......: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address......: 00-11-5b-f0-96-f0
DHCP Enabled......:Yes
autoconfiguration enabled......:yes
autoconfiguration IP address......:169.254.176.249
Subnet Mask......:255.255.0.0
Default Gateway ......:


That is all

Thanks for any help!
 

TerryNet

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Possibilities include ...

Firewall (or security suite) blocking.
Need latest ethernet adapter driver.
Defective cable.
Router's Dhcp server disabled or its address range is too small to accommodate the additional client.
Defective NIC.
 
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