I am using a Windows XP PC to connect to a Netgear Router/Hub and to broadband. The PC did have a wireless and a 10/100 network cards fitted, but this was causing me problems connecting with the 10/100 card, so I removed the wireless card and reinstalled the 10/100. Everything worked fine until now. The NIC IP address has suddenly changed and is no longer recognised by the router.
My system is set up for the NIC to get an IP address automatically, which is provided by the router.
I have tried to reinstall the NIC but no change. Initially the IP address is 0.0.0.0 but then it changes.
I have tried:
ipconfig /renew but with no luck - times out
repairing connection - no luck - IP address problem.
I can't understand why it was working fine and then suddenly stopping.
Could it be a hardware problem with the NIC or router?
Another PC works fine with the router, and notebook works fine with wireless connection to router.
I thought that I had got my network sorted.