Modem - Router - NIC card problem

By JadeDragon
Jan 30, 2009
  1. Several years ago I changed my phone service to Vonage. I think that is when my problem began. I would no longer be able to connect peer-to-peer in games and could not transfer files in ICQ. That's still the issue. I think that what is creating the problem is the factory installed nic because with Vonage, I am using a router which handles my wired network. I did the ipconfig/all and this is what it gave me:

    WIN Ipconfig
    Host name: emachine
    Primary DNS suffix:
    Node type: unknown
    IP routing enabled: no
    Wins Proxy enabled: no

    Ethernet adapter local area connection
    Connection-specific DNS suffix:
    Description: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Physical address: 00-13-D3-56-D0-14
    Dhcp enabled: yes
    Auto config enabled: yes
    IP address;
    Subnet mask:
    IP address: fe80::213:d3ff:fe56:d014%4
    Default gateway:
    Dhcp server:
    DNS servers:
    Lease obtained: Fri 1/30/09 1:44:39 PM
    Lease expires: Sat 1/31/09 1:44:39 PM

    Tunnel Adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
    Description: Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical address: 00-00-FB-F4-E7-31-27-99
    Dhcp enabled: No
    IP address: 2001:0:4137:9e50:0:fbf4:e731:2799
    IP address: fe80 ;;ffff:ffff"fffd%5
    Default gateway:
    NetBIOS over tcpip: disabled

    Tunnel adapter auto Tunneling Pseudo-interface
    Connection-specific DNS suffix:
    Description: Auto Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address: C0-A8-0F-64
    Dhcp enabled: No
    IP address: fe80::5efe:
    Default gateway:
    DNS servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    NetBIOS over tcpip: disabled

    It seems to me that I should disable the nic card in Device Manager. Would that allow the router to be in control instead of the nic? What should I do, and in what order?
    Many thanks in advance for all your excellent advice

    Jade Dragon
  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    no disabling the NIC will know you offline. from your printout the router is already in control. you will have to open ports on your router that are not open by default (most p2p) especially if you are using only the router from Vonage. enter in the address bar of IE and click on application and gaming (thats what mine is on the wrtp54g yours may be similar)
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

  4. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    version 6 addresses are not configured. by default vista gives you a version 6 address even though you may have a 32 bit address. eventually home users will be using version6 addressing becuase of the shortage of ip addresses. v6 is harmless and does not need to be uninstalled
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    hum; by experience, removing IPv6 has resolve every case so far.

    it will be light years before v6 is useful at home, as the internet per se has been slow
    to adopt it.
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