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Solved: 1 computer on network suddenly stopped connecting.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oneSorcerer, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    Right now I have two PC's connected to my network, One that is wired to the router and a wireless connection that I'm on downstairs. Today, for some reason, the wired connection stopped working. I can't connect in a browser or messaging programs or anything. I really don't know what to do, as all my connections are fine, and it was working just yesterday.


    My wired connection uses a RealTek integrated card, MSI motherboard.


    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. starcab

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    Have you tried to ping the router?Do you get a response?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Expanding on starcab's post ...

    First determine if the problem PC is really communicating with the router when it claims to be connected.

    To open a Command Window: Start - Run – cmd (command in 98SE) - OK

    To determine a computer's IP address and router's IP address: open a Command Window and type
    ipconfig /all

    The "Gateway" is the router's IP address.

    Now for some troubleshooting. Following is how to use ping to test for communication with your router, the internet, and the internet with symbolic name.

    1. On the PC open a Command window and type
    ping IProuter (where IProuter is the IP address of the router)

    Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

    IF you got replies,
    2. ping 66.94.234.13 (or any other internet address you know)

    Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

    If you got replies,
    3. ping www.yahoo.com (or any other internet name)

    Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?
     
  4. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    I tried ipconfig before, when i put it in the command window it says:

    " 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file"



    This is why I'm really confused >.<
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You need to fix that issue first. :)

    It sounds like something has corrupted your PATH entries. Do this:

    Start, Run, CMD

    Type:

    PATH >C:\path.txt

    Open c:\path.txt and copy/paste the entire contents here. Somewhere in the path statement, the following entries must appear.

    PATH=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
     
  6. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    Johnwill,

    All that happens when I do that is It drops down and makes a new

    "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>" line, to enter a new command.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Yep, did you see the last statement in my post?
    You need to open the file c:\path.txt and copy/paste the contents here for us to take a look.
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Nothing was put into the path.txt file?

    In case you didn't realize, just typing PATH will show you the output; using the ">" redirects the output to the indicated file for easy copy/paste.
     
  9. oneSorcerer

    oneSorcerer Thread Starter

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    Well guys, I put in an old nic card I had, and now it's working. Junk onboard maybe?

    I guess I'll mark as solved =D

    Thanks.
     
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