Just got another computer off of ebay.
I reformatted, installed windows and:
Connected to cable modem w/static IPs (6 on network)
Confirmed LAN cable is live.
Intel PROSet II software confirms Link & activity; passes EEPROM, Loopback etc.
Driver stats continue to show packets sent & received.
winipcfg shows internal address - not one of my statics (169.254..)
Interestingly, on all of my other machines, when I look at DHCP server in winipcfg, it shows the same address of 10.96.192.1; must be road runners DHCP server(?) - but with *this* (new) box, the DHCP says 255.255.255.255.
Seems to me - (the *non* -expert) - that it is simply not finding an address from the DHCP server for whatever reason.
Knowing my IP addresses for each LAN cable, I connected one and instead of allowing it to try to find an address, I specified the known address as well as subnet, DNS and gateway. Surely *this* would solve it, providing the problem was that it was not being addressed properly!
Nope... Hence, my post. Hoping someone can assist.