Limited or No connectivity Err Msg in Win XP

By YoungSky
Mar 30, 2009
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  1. Hello to all,

    Thanks for accepting me.

    I have a serious trouble with my computer in getting it into net. I reloaded the Win XP Pro and the MB drivers ever since the computer failed to connect to internet.Still the problem is not solved.
    Prologue:
    *Reformatted & loaded XP Pro.
    *Loaded MB Drivers.
    *tried the Microsoft patch (KB884020) --- No improvement!
    *tried running WinsockXPFix.exe a Visual Basic programme-- No Progress!
    *tried to get Intel(R) pro network connection drivers- No Improvement
    *tried SP3 files.--No Improvement
    *tried to change the IP Address (ipconfig/all) borrowed from the other working computer -- Still the same! (connected to same router wired!)

    In fact whatever was visible from Internet I did try them all. Might have missed some clue.

    running ipconfig/all from the problematic returned the following

    Hostname: ipsa
    Prmry DNS suffix:
    Node Type: Unknown
    IP routing enabled : No
    Wins Proxy " : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection3:


    Phsical address: 00-20-ED-89
    DHCP enabled : Yes
    Autoconfig enabled:Yes
    " IP Adress: 169.254.21.119
    subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
    default Gateway:---

    Whereas from the other I get

    IP Adress:192.168.1.2
    subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway:192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server:192.168.1.1
    DNS Srvers:192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained:
    Lease Expire:

    I am at my wit's end..Happy to receive solutions from you all.

    Regards..
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    What are your computers specs? What kind of network connection, card or on-board NIC?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Are you still having your problem?

    The data you provided shows
    => The local ip address on the problem computer is 169.254.21.119
    => This is a "special" ip address. It means your computer is waiting to be assigned an IP address by your router
    => Is your router configured as a DHCP server? Do you have your router filtering the MAC addresses of computers requesting an IP address?

    If worse comes to worse and you're not certain of your router settings, I'd suggest you hit the factory reset button on your router to see if the problem then resolves itself.
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