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TCP IP not working

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i cannot get any Networking device to obtain an Ip number via DHCP nor can I use the network with static Ip"s
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Could you give us some more detail?

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verify link state...

Most network cards have an indicator on them that gives you a basic idea whether the port is active
also the hub/switch that this is plugged into should also have an indicator...

If the light is down, your port/card is dead or your cable is bad, try switching to another port, network card or cable.

If the light is green verify the network card and the hub/switch are set to match speeds, either 100full, 100 half , 10 full or 10 half (I doubt if your running gigabit)

If you tell us what hardware / os your using We can be more specific on how to diagnose these things

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That's right check the blinking light, and see if you can manually assign IP on to the device and communicate within your LAN. :-)
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Additionally, you need the right kind of cabling - you PROBABLY need a Cat5 or better straight through ethernet cable.  If you want to connect similar devices, you would need a cross over cable.

As everyone said, we need more details - what OS, what kind of device(s), what kind of network equipment, etc.

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Thanks for the input. It turns out that Ad Aware and a few other programs will disable the winsocks ability to receive a TCP\IP number as well as use the network. I found a program called winsockfix.exe that took care of the issue. thanks again for your input. Sorry for the lack of additional symptoms. I actually am a fairly good tech and have been around computers and electronics for over 30plus years.
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