XP: "limited or no connectivity" on wired connection.

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schwim

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Hi there everyone!

Win XP SP 3
Connecting to a wired connection.

My mom and dad came to stay with us for a while and we connected their computer to the network(with 6 wired and 3 wireless connections already present). It shows "limited or no connectivity". Here's what I've tried to fix.

1) boot into Debian live cd to ensure physical connection wasn't to blame. Connection worked just fine.
2) boot into Safe Mode w/Networking. Connection was not present.
3) ipconfig /RENEW (generates error: "An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.")
4) netsh winsock reset catalog
5) netsh int ip reset reset.log
6) delete interface card in device manager and reboot.
7) msconfig and shut down all processes but the bare minimum.
8) checked services.msc:

COM+ Event System: Running
Computer Browser: Set to manual. Started and it stopped, stating that sometimes processes will stop if there's nothing to do.
DHCP Client: Running
DNS Client: Running
Network Connections: Running
Network Location Awareness: Running
Remote Procedure Call (RPC): Running
Server: Running
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: Running
Workstation

9) Set specific IP and DNS under tcp/ip properties (192.168.1.125 for IP, 192.168.1.1 for gateway, 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 for DNS) Reverted when no change.
10) Disabled Windows Firewall and AVG.

I'm completely stumped guys. I would really appreciate some help on getting this up and running for them. Here's the output of ipconfig /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : DH90KDF1Primary DNS Suffix :
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled : No
Wing Proxy Enabled : Now

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Intel(R) 82562v-2 10/100 Network Connection
Physical Address : 00-1D-09-7D-F3-9A
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address : 169.254.131.235
Subnet Mask : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway :
Thanks for your time!
 

TerryNet

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What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?
 

schwim

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Thanks very much for the reply :)

I edited the post above to reflect that I disabled(and also reset to defaults) Windows Firewall and AVG. Problem persists.
 

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Uninstall AVG and run the AVG Remover.

Make sure you have the latest ethernet driver from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site.
 

schwim

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AVG removal tool has been run and driver is latest available on Dell website.
 

TerryNet

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The four "obvious" possibilities are pretty much ruled out by your test with the Live CD. But they are still possibilities since the test was probably minimal.

a. Router has run out of Dhcp server address space;
b. defective cable;
c. defective NIC;
d. (actually a subset of c) NIC cannot auto-sync a speed. In Device Manager right click the ethernet - Properties - Advanced tab - for the 'Speed & Duplex property' try different values beginning with 100 Mbps full duplex and 10 Mbps full duplex.
 
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