No Ping to Router

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July 3, 2006 at 15:25:25
Specs: Windows XP Pro, xp 2400, 1GB

Hello-

I am trying to connect a windows xp pro machine to my network. It is a simple network with a linksys befsr41 router and I have done this many times. I tried to connect to the router and receive an IP from the DHCP server. I have a link light on my card and the cable is working as I have tried it with another machine on the network. I have disabled my firewall on the machine in question and I receive no IP. I have tried giving my machine a static 192.168.1.x address and pinging the router with no avail. The card has proper drivers as it was just working on a different network. There are no network bridges in the network properties. Any other ideas of what to try? Thanks in advance-



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#1
July 3, 2006 at 16:54:12

Use the routers web address to access the built in web admin interface.
The owners manual will tell how. If all else fails then reset the router using reset button. It will set router back to oem state. So, you might need to know how it is supposed to be setup before you consider that.

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#2
July 3, 2006 at 16:55:06

Connect that machine directly to the modem and see if it get's an IP from the ISP. If it doesn't, it's something in the machine. If it does, it's a router problem.

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#3
July 3, 2006 at 16:55:41

I guess you could also put ethereal on computer and try to snoop the current subnet that the router is on.

Use a static address in the subnet that you think the system is supposed to have worked on before.


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#4
July 4, 2006 at 10:56:56

Run the following from a command line:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

"Connect that machine directly to the modem and see if it get's an IP from the ISP. If it doesn't, it's something in the machine. If it does, it's a router problem."

Not a bright idea unless you've exhausted other measures, and you are certain a firewall is running and properly configured on your XP machine. Otherwise, you're worm food waiting to happen.

"Milk was a bad choice!"


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