CPU disconnects from the Internet but is still connected to the modem

By FaustReality
Jul 17, 2009
  1. After being hit with 3 viruses (all cleared) my Internet drops after a unspecific amount of time.


    Pinging the Gateway shows no connection despite the actual connection to the Linksys wireless router being in tact.

    The repair function states that it can not renew the IP address

    Safe mode in Networking does not show the network card or allow connections (page not found)

    Other computers in the workgroup can not connect

    Steps taken to fix:

    Restoring to an earlier date


    combo fix


    Motherboard: ASUS K8N with built-in Nic card (tried to reinstall the drivers and the NIC disappeared and I had to restore to get the NIC card back-Device Mgr.)

    How are you set up? router, wireless, modem, usb etc? Wireless router via Comcast LAN Cable

    Do you run a network with more than 1 PC? 3 PCs and 1 Laptop (All others stay connected or if there is a hiccup the others go back online)

    What is your provider? Comcast

    Have you checked to see if they have some problem in their network? No unusual issues

    Do you have Norton I.Sec or any firewall installed? Mcafee

    No issues via Device Manager

    No forced hardware

    Ipconfig - release and renew has no effect- can not renew the IP address

    Repair - Can not renew the IP address

    Ping -t gateway- Can not reach gateway

    Checks of the application logs do not reveal anything specific or repeated.

    MBAM, Ad-Aware and Mcafee (reinstalled to no avail)
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