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Limited or no Connectivity

By illidian
Mar 4, 2007
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  1. Hello everybody,
    This is the first time i'm attempting this kind of forum (forums at all).
    I've encountered i problem of assigning a copmuter to a network.
    I recived a message form Network Connections "Limited or No Connectivity".
    The settings are on Auto mode. Gaining IP adress should be from the DHCP server but when i check the instant IP is out of IP Adress Pool, while DNS server IP is 192.168.41.1, for example it gives 169.254.99.1.
    And If i give the IP adress manually the the copmuter doesn't want to see the server.

    HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM
    Thanks in advance.

    illidian.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Start from ground up..

    I assume you are connecting to a LAN via a cable.

    When you plug in the cable, do you get a link light on the NIC and the device at the other end? (BTW, how exactly is your network built?)

    Is this a fresh Windows installation or just some random computer? Do you have the DHCP client service running?

    Try running Winsockfix.

    Do you have any software firewalls, VPN software, packet sniffers? Uninstall or disable those.

    Boot a CD Linux like Knoppix and see if Linux manages to obtain an IP. This way you can see whether the issue is software- or hardware-related.
     
  3. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 528

    Check your Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools> Event Viewer for any errors in the System area.
     
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