Unable to connect to router/internet.

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idontknow951

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Hi,

I have recently decided to dual boot between XP MCE and Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. The installation was a success, however, I am unable to connect to my router on Win 2k3 and the internet. XP works perfectly though. I did some searching, and I found out 5 things to resolve this problem:

1) Disable DHCP - Disabled already
2) Install the NIC drivers - Installed and updated
3) Disable "Network Load Balancing" - I have no clue how to disable this
4) Disable Internet Explorer's "Improved" security system
5) Call tech support

I am just asking for some way to disable Microsoft's Network Load Balancing (Because someone said that after disabling it, it worked perfectly) and/or help me figure out why it won't connect. I have manually edited the registry's DHCP and it STILL doesn't work.

Regards,
idontknow
 

JohnWill

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Let's see this from the working XP system and the Server.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

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.
 

idontknow951

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

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>NBTSTAT -n

Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.15.100] Scope Id: []

                NetBIOS Local Name Table

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Legend
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : vc.shawcable.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : vc.shawcable.net
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-31-B0-79-6D
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.15.100
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.15.1
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.15.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.59.144.90
                                            64.59.144.91
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : September 16, 2008 5:11:50 PM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : September 17, 2008 5:11:50 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator>
Win 2K3:
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

I:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nbtstat -n
    NetBT is not bound to any devices
I:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration


I:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
 

idontknow951

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I think I figured out the problem. Its missing a driver. Specifically, the NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller driver for Win 2003. Could someone please provide me a link as to where I can find it?
 

JohnWill

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I was about to tell you that it appeared your hardware was missing, haven't been here lately. I'd start with the motherboard manufacturer, and then try the nVidia site.
 
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