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Acquiring Network address

Posted on 2006-07-03
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Hi there , the situation to date .

1.. 2 computers XP Home + 1 computer XPpro - hard wired using ASDL Netgear DG834 - all working perfectly.

Each computer can access the internet , files from each others computers .

THEN

2..Hard Disk failure on XP pro machine - Hard Disk replaced with 2 Hard Disk ( 2nd hard disk for back up purposes)

3. No initial problems with accessing internet / files from other computers , just used old "wizard" ntset file. Configuration was "obtain ip address automatically

4. Today - error message , "limited or no connectivity "  - tried repair , couldnt repair suggested i see my network administrator

The Current Net Connection Details are
PA 00-00-00-00-00-00-00
ip address 169.254.0.0
subnet 255.255.0.0

5 . By manually configuring the
ip address to 192.168.0.12 ,
sub net autod on 255.255..255.0

I changed the default to 192.168.0.1

I can now access my other 2 computers but can access the internet

The Physical Address is still PA 00-00-00-00-00-00-00 & this looks like problem area

Where do we go from here please ?



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by:Jay_Jay70
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uninstall the NIC and reinstall it, see if it display a proper address...check for latest drivers as well

if still connectivity problems after that try this
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/WinSock-XP-Fix-Download-7144.html
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Hi

Thanks for reply - what is NIC please

RE drivers which drivers would affect this issue

Regards
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by:Jay_Jay70
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NIC is a Network Interface Card - yor network card.....

under device manager it will be shown as a network adapter, right click and remove, then reboot, you should have a disk that came with your NIC that has drivers on it or windows may have them for you
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by:bivvyman
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Hi

Under device manager - there is a cross on SIS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adaptor

plus other devices has a yellow ? together with ? against Multimedia Audio Controller & Network Controller

Does you previous advice still stand

Regards
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by:Jay_Jay70
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The part about the drivers does! you have no drivers for those devices with yellow on them.....do you have a system cd that came with your motherboard?
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by:bivvyman
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Hi Sorry , Im a plonker !!

I disabled the controller in case it affected the rest of the network . will now reinstall .

NB virus software removed ad virus yesterday - looks like this could be the issue

Regards
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lol! good good let me know how you go
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Hi Jay Jay ,

reinstalling fixed everything

also found motherboard disk , hopefully this will get rid of the yellow ?

Best regards

Thanks again

Paul
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well done mate :-)

the mobo disk should sort out all your onboard drivers
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by:bivvyman
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Just one more bit please

Firstly everything is fine and working as before , MOBO means i have sound now !!!

Checked Network Connection Details and Physical address is still a string of ZEROS - is this normal ?

Or could it be the route of another problem im trying to sort out with NETGEAR - I have a SC101 mirrored back up and the this computer cant find the SC101 when you scan foldor network drives - Netgear are aware of my problem and have just elevated my case from L1 to L2 and awaiting contact from them .

Regards
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could well be another problem that you are already dealing with - i havent seen a MAC of all zero's before
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