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Network stopped working

By Odyssey
Jun 22, 2010
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  1. Following a thunderstorm, our network and access to the Internet went down. I was unable to ping either the router or any other computer on the network, and so assumed that the router had been fried. Replaced the wired router with a wireless (ASUS WL-520GC).

    Now I can get to the internet using wifi on my netbook (XP Home) and the router shows to be at 192.168.1.1 and I can sign into the admin panel with the netbook, but I cannot ping the router (at 192.168.1.1) from any of the three desktop computers (one W2k, and 2 XP Home).

    When I run ipconfig /all on the W2k, it shows:

    Hostname................Manager
    Primary DNS Suffix......(nothing at all here)
    Node type...............Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled......Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled......No

    and nothing else. What is going on here? Why doesn't the usual info (as below) show?

    When I run ipconfig /all on one of the XP's, it shows:

    Hostname................Main
    Primary DNS Suffix......(nothing at all here)
    Node type...............Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled......No
    WINS Proxy Enabled......No

    Ethernet Adapter--yada yada
    Pyhsical Address........00-50-70-D6-7C-1
    DHCP Enabled............Yes
    Autoconfig Enabled......Yes
    Autoconfig IP Addy......169.254.175.52
    Subnet..................255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway.........169.254.175.52

    What is going on with the IP Address? I tried entering the 192.168.1.1 as fixed instead of using DHCP and rebooted, but it still keeps returning the above info.

    I am totally lost here, and any help will be most appreciated.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    192.168.1.1 is the router IP for the admin panel. You don't assign that to any of the machines. All the machines should be using DHCP and getting an IP from the router. How are the desktops connected to the router?
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    The Node type should be Unknown or Hybrid

    NodeType controls the name resolution request and the values are shown here
    Code:
    Code:
     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\NetBT\Parameters\NodeType RegDword = 8
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\NetBT\Parameters\NodeType RegDword = 8
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\NodeType RegDword = 8
    
    you will need to reboot to make it effective and then ipconfig /all will show
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid 
     
  4. Odyssey

    Odyssey TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    So it looks like a regedit which I've never done before. Do I search for those lines and substitute these for what is currently there?

    Forgive me for asking, is there a GUI alternative for making the change?

    Many thanks.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    sorry, no GUI.

    get a System Restore Point before you make changes.

    yes, replace the existing values
     
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