Limited or no Connectivity (Please help!)

April 26, 2009 at 10:26:38
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, i know that there are several posts all over the web and including on this forum that deal with this issue but no matter what i try i cannot seem to fix my problem. It started a couple days ago when our house router died and was replaced. There are only two computers linked on this router and one of them works however my laptop does not.

I have tried the ipconfig /release and /renew

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the network driver

I have used a USB adapter

I have tried using a fixed ip adress

I have tried all kinds of settings and configurations to no avail.

Please help :(

I'm on my last legs here and am hoping that someone far more educated then me in these matters can come to my rescue.

Here is the information on my ipconfig /all if it is any help.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : vicariou-e28rby
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 8:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-AF-E5-BC

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys EtherFast 10/100 Compact USB
Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-60-E7-DE-B3
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.181.15
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Thankyou for any help you can give me


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#1
April 26, 2009 at 11:04:53
Have yo tried just resetting the router, there should be a pin like hole reset button on the back of the router, press for about 15 sec, take the power cord out of the router for about 30 sec, cord back in and give it a min or so to see if laptop gets an address other than 169.xxx.xxx.xxx

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#2
April 26, 2009 at 11:10:01
just did, no luck. This computer came back online but my laptop still went searching for an ip adress. The status says

Invalid IP Adress

IP Adress : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask : 0.0.0.0


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#3
April 26, 2009 at 11:20:46
now it has come up as

IP adress : 169.254.97.198
Subnet mask : 255.255.0.0


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#4
April 26, 2009 at 11:24:23
Is the Linksys EtherFast a wireless USB adapter?

Is the router wireless with wired ports also?

Have you tried that laptops other ethernet adapter?


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#5
April 26, 2009 at 11:33:54
No the Etherfast is not wireless it is a ethernet to usb adapter but i am not using that since it didn't work the two times i tried it. The connection is an ethernet plug. The router itself is not wireless it is an ethernet switcher.

I have tried plugging the laptop into the modem itself and have run up against the same problem.


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#6
April 26, 2009 at 11:55:20
Go to start run and type in services.msc, find the "dhcp client" serviice and make sure it is started.

Also log onto your router and make sure the dhcp is on, it must be if the other pc is getting an ip, have a look at the seetings in the router and see there is anything suspicious, dhcp should be on and there shouldbe a range of address that the dchp will give out.


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#7
April 26, 2009 at 12:01:28
now this is going to sound really stupid but how do i log onto the router switcher to check for those things?

EDIT: i went to services and checked the DHCP client. Yes it is on, it is on automatic and i also restarted it just to be sure. No changes.


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#8
April 26, 2009 at 17:32:13
is the fact that i am using a switcher and not a router the problem?

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