Internet works, local ping / network does not!
Posted on 2004-09-14
Iv got 2 computers, 1 xp-sp1 second xp-sp2. connected on a linksys befsr81 dsl router.
On the xpsp1 everything works fine.
xpsp2, DHCP doesn't work, so i have to assign. After assiging 192.168.1.5, I cannot ping the router (192.168.1.1) neither can i ping the other computer. The other computer can't ping me either. The internet work fine!
Its not a hardware issue because when i boot on a different partition with a clean xp on it, it works fine.
The most interesting part is, if I cannot ping the local network, how can i get on to the internet???
I installed sp2 about 3 weeks ago. I dont know why, but my gut tells me its a bug in sp2.
Thanks in advance,