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No or Limited Connectivity, help!

By koala88
Sep 7, 2007
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  1. I just Installed Windows XP Home on my new 300 gb Hard drive (previouolsy using XP Pro on a seperate hard drive on which the internet HAD worked fine) and after installing a driver provided by the motherboard company called "VIA PCI 10.1000Mb Lan Driver" I can no longer connect to the internet due to "Limited or No Connectivity".
    I have tried several suggestions that worked for others on the forums with this problem
    - netsh winsock reset catalog
    - netsh int ip reset reset.log
    - Replaced the Network Cable
    I am on a desktop PC that is connected via a Netgear Router (WGT624 v2), and my laptop works perfectly. And now when i try to use my old hard drive to access the internet it connects but it does not recieve any packets.

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : paul-pc
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Compatable Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-6A-85-E8-0B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.107.147
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


    C:\Documents and Settings\Paul>

    Any and all help would be appreciated
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,872   +166

    What firewall are you using? Is XP fully updated to SP2, and do you use Microsoft Update often?
     
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    open a browser type in the routers ip
    can you get to it?
    your ipconfig show's no gateway ip(router ip)
    have you tried to set nic manually??
    dhcp is off??
     
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