I've got a problem with a XP home pc connected to a router on a home network. Under the local area connection status everything appears correct. The ip address and gateway are all what they should be, but I can't get any connections to web pages, aim, or anything. The strange thing is the computer recieves an ungodly amount of packets, a lot more than it recieves, which leads me to think there's a worm or virus or something on there. Any ideas suggestions comments or tips?
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Yes the computer is on a router set up for cable. All the other computers on the router work fine so I know it's not an ISP problem. I've plugged in another computer to the same cable and it worked fine.
I have a friend having the same problems with his computer. He has multiple computers on a router connected to a cable modem. All the computers work expect one, and it doesn't matter which port that computer is connected to, so I doubt it's not the router's fault. The network settings at first glance look like they should work. The computer just recently started doing this. Maybe I am just overlooking something. I have tried reinstalling the NIC, even installing a different one. I even went as far as doing a repair install of windows just cause I was at such a loss of what to do. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
1. Get zonealarm. It will monitor everything and ask you whenever an application is accessing the internet.
2. Click start then run. Type cmd. You will get the command prompt. Type ipconfig /release and hit enter. Then type ipconfig /renew. When I setup my friend's PC he had everything connected properly, was recieving packets but did not get internet until I released/renewed.
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Some times the router will not pass the DNS address through DHCP to your network configuration, I would try to either enter the DNS Manualy in network propoties/ TCPIP or depending on your router, try adding your gateway address in the primary DNS line.
C:\ > ipconfig /all
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
I am experiencing the same difficulty as well. Only, I have one computer that is directly connecting to my dsl modem through verizon.
I tried releasing and renewing the ip. It won't connect to the DHCP at all. I don't know the dns information or how to imput it manually either. I attempted to ask verizon support about it, but they said I had to contact the maker of the computer, microsoft and the maker of my ethernet card. I keep getting thrown around in circles. Can anyone lend some help?
Verizon will not support any router whatsover as I have had this discussion with tech support in the past.
Have you tried deleting the connection and creating a new network connection?
In addition, what router are you using? I use a Siemens router and have had this problem in the past.
If you tried contacting the support staff of the manufacturer of your router that they should be able to help.
Both Big L and Amy sound like firewall issues. Make sure you do not have ICF enabled, which it probably is if you used a network wizard.
BIG L you should try connecting to a web site with the IP address like type in 126.96.36.199
inot your browser.. To rule out DNS troubles.
We have had this problem with several of our computers on our corporate network. We were able to access network resources on our local network, but the computers would not pull any internet access... couldn't ping any outside domains or IP's. After numerous testing, we fixed the problem by manually assigning the 'Gateway' address in the internet connection. The gateway IP is usually the IP address of your router that you are using on your network. If you are directly connected to your ISP's DSL modem, you may want to consider spending 50 bucks on a cheap router/firewall and network your PC this way... this will not only keep you from having to use your ISP's connection software, but will give you added security from outside attacks. ;-)