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

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  1. schwim

    schwim Thread Starter

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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

    Thanks for your time!
     
  2. TerryNet

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

    schwim Thread Starter

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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.
     
  4. TerryNet

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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.
     
  5. schwim

    schwim Thread Starter

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    AVG removal tool has been run and driver is latest available on Dell website.
     
  6. 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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