Rogue computer does not detect network. Network doesn't detect it.

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mrsaturn

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3 computer network. Linksys router daisychained with a switch, which is chained to a wireless access point.

Everything works fine apart from the one computer. It is not getting an IP from the router. It does not get the internet connection. It cannot share files with the other two computers. Basically acts as though it's not even plugged into the network.

So I go for the obvious and assume it's a wire or bad plug, and try hooking the rogue's end up to my laptop. Laptop works fine, gets net and can share files. I check the NIC and it's detected and working properly.

Must be a software issue. Windows XP Pro is not happy. It's a fresh install after a format. I've run the wizard with the 'connects through a residential gateway' as opposed to the 'connects directly to the internet'. I tried the latter but it says cannot complete setup.

The two lights on the card are blinking. The lights on the router corresponding to the rogue computer light up just the the others. I've tried moving it to the switch; no dice.

What could be the problem?
 
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Hi MrSaturn,

Looking at what you have diagnosed, you seem to have covered most things, my only concern would be the NIC, although you say it is detected & working properly (Lights Blinking Etc), that does not rule it out, from what you have posted i would swap the NIC out just to confirm/rule out. I have had same sitaution and by all accounts NIC was fine, it was faulty and misreporting !
 

mrsaturn

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I tried the ip reset, and the computer still won't get an IP from the router. It's off on it's own 164.xx.xx.xx something range.

I guess it is pointing to the NIC. <Groan> I hate admitting a hardware problem. Will try ripping it out tonight.
 
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Make sure you are using a known working network card, cable and port on the router. Given that it was a fresh XP install it seemed unlikely that the protocol stack had gotten corrupted that soon.
 
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