I have an interesting problem with my internet connection on my computer at home. Basically, nothing seems to be able to get to my computer. After calling my ISP, it was determined that info was getting to my cable modem, but they couldn't reach my computer.
My first guess was obviously that I had a bad network card. After trying 3 different cards (a PCI card, a USB card, and an ISA card) I've come to the conclusion that the cards aren't bad.
Last night I put in the PCI card (it's a LinkSys card) and had the same problem as before. This time I got lucky though because the card had a diagnosis tool with it. Upon running the tool, it became apparent to me that the problem was in the I/O. I then went into the device manager, selected the computer icon, and clicked on properties. I then went into the I/O portion of that screen. This was when I think I found out what the problem probably was.
Let's say I have 3 I/O being taken up by valid things. For example, devices A, B, and C. This portion looked good. However, I then had somewhere around 50 more sets of the following: "Alias for A, Alias for B, Alias for C." This just seems rather odd to me and I can't believe that it's right.
Does anybody have any clue as to what happened (ie, why are there so many I/O) and how in the world can I fix this (ie, delete all those worthless I/O). Also, if you have any other idea for what might be causing the inability to access the internet I'd love to hear it. I'm completely stumped on this problem.
Thanks for any help.