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Windows xp on lan does not connect to the internet

By fah_metal
Nov 19, 2005
  1. HI,

    SPECS MENTIONED BELOW

    I am unable to connect to the internet using windows xp. It was working fine all this time but suddenly(2 days back) it stopped connecting to the internet.
    I am able to connect to the internet using Fedora Core 4 so i know there is no problem with the computers hardware or my ISP.

    I am unable to ping my gateway (request timed out) and any website that i try to connect gives me the following error msg(in opera) "could not locate remote server."

    Ive tried to uninstall and reinstall the ethernet card but everytime i do it XP recognises it as another adapter giving it a new name (Local area connecton #2, #3, #4 and so on) but does not connect to the internet.

    What is wrong? Could it be my Qos Packet sheduler or my Winsock??


    Please help me.

    fah_metal


    SPECS:-
    Windows XP home SP2 / Fedora Core 4
    P4 2.4/ 256 RAM, Intel MB.
    Yozan Webdistributor II Router
    Connection type : 256kbps / 1 machine connected to router which is connected to my phone(ISP).
    Adcom LAN card 10/100
    Detected as AMD TEK AN983 based ethernet adapter in Windows XP
    Detected as Linksys NC100Network everywhere fast ethernet10/100 in FC 4
     
  2. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 376

    have you set your workgroup on both computers to be the same (this sometimes is easier for networking)
    have you got the same range of ips? e.g. 192.168.0.xxx
    have you got a dns server?
    is your cable connected to the hub/ethernet card/other computer?
    have you got a firewall installed? is it working properly?
     
  3. fah_metal

    fah_metal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,
    Thanks for replying
    I have onlyonly one computer which has a lan card which is connected to the router which connects my ISP.

    Here is my connection setting
    IP :192.168.1.2
    subnet :255.255.255.0
    gateway:192.168.1.1
    dns svr : 203.145.184.13
    alt dns : 202.56.250.5

    I have windows firewall installed but the internet connection does not work even if it is turned off.

    everytime i uninstall and then reinstall the ethernet adapter in the device manager i get a pop up from microsoft antispyware but i click ignore
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Get winsockfix from here (or just google): http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

    If that doesn't help, post the output of some things..

    In Fedora (as root):
    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig -a
    /sbin/route
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    In (the non-working) Windows:
    Code:
    ipconfig /all
    route print
     
  5. fah_metal

    fah_metal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey,

    Winsock did its thing and restarted the system but still i was not able to connect to the internet.

    THIS IS FROM LINUX

    [root@localhost faheem]# /sbin/ifconfig -a
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:4C:69:6E:75:79
    inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::24c:69ff:fe6e:7579/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3525 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3403 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:3482684 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:488379 (476.9 KiB)
    Interrupt:9 Base address:0x6c00

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:1288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1405298 (1.3 MiB) TX bytes:1405298 (1.3 MiB)

    sit0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
    NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

    [root@localhost faheem]# /sbin/route
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
    169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
    default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
    [root@localhost faheem]# cat /etc/resolv.conf

    search localdomain
    nameserver 203.145.184.13
    nameserver 202.56.250.5
    [root@localhost faheem]#


    THIS IS FROM WINDOWS

    C:\Documents and Settings\Faheem>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Touchtel LAN:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ADMtek AN983 based ethernet adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, November 20, 2005 10:41:25 A
    M
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 20, 2006 10:41:25 A
    M

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Netw
    ork) #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-0D-30-BD-CF

    C:\Documents and Settings\Faheem>route print
    ===========================================================================
    Interface List
    0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
    0x10003 ...ff ff ff ff ff ff ...... ADMtek AN983 based ethernet adapter
    0x10004 ...00 0b 0d 30 bd cf ...... Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) #2
    ===========================================================================
    ===========================================================================
    Active Routes:
    Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
    0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 20
    127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
    192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2 20
    192.168.1.2 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 20
    192.168.1.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2 20
    224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2 20
    255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.2 10004 1
    255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.2 1
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    ===========================================================================
    Persistent Routes:
    None


    PLS HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    with pc on unplug router(power down)
    power up .
    I had issues while configuring my net that for some reason the router had to be reloaded.
    if you don't need it disable dhcp in router
     
  7. fah_metal

    fah_metal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive tried doing this as well.

    Removed the cable from my ethernet car... restart...after loging in...insert the cable to the ethernet card and turn on the router.

    But the problem still remains.
     
  8. fah_metal

    fah_metal TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Horray!!!!! I can connect to the internet!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess the problem was with my ethernet driver

    Previous Driver:-
    AMDTEK AN983 based ethernet adapter
    Current Driver:-
    AMDTEK AN983B XP DRV 219

    After installing the new driver i restarted the system connect the cable and turned on the router.
    Then went to my connection properties and gae in my ip, dsn...etc

    Then tried connecting to google and lo belold.... i was able to see the webpage.


    Thank you for all the help and support that was provided.

    Faheem.
     
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