onboard NIC not connecting

September 28, 2009 at 18:54:29
Specs: WinXP
Last night I had a power flicker from a storm.
1 of my comps rebooted, and now I get no
connectivity from it. The router sees the
connection and the LEDs are good, but the
LEDs on the back of the comp are out. I can
ping the loopback, but not the router(also my
DHCP server). I can ping the router from my
other comp just fine. Windows doesn't find
anything wrong with the NIC and blames the
connection. I've tried a different cable as well.
Is there a program that will test it, or should I
just ignore it and stuff an old PCI card in?

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#1
September 28, 2009 at 20:00:03
"The router sees the
connection and the LEDs are good"

Does this mean, that the router shows the link LED for the port, the computer is connected to?

What does an ipconfig /all show?
Post the result.


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#2
September 28, 2009 at 20:12:44
There is a solid light for the connection and a solid link light on
the router. Ipconfig shows and APIPA address.

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#3
September 28, 2009 at 20:29:38
What does ipconfig /all show?

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#4
September 29, 2009 at 05:59:08
Host name ...gamer
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 rhine II fast ethernet adapter
physical address ... 00-50-2c-a8-28-b9
dhcp enabled ... yes
autoconfiguration enabled ... yes
autoconfiguration IP address ... 169.254.144.2
subnet mask ... 255.255.0.0
default gateway ...

I also tried a static IP, but I still can't ping the router.


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#5
September 29, 2009 at 07:30:49
"autoconfiguration IP address ... 169.254.144.2
subnet mask ... 255.255.0.0
default gateway ... "

You got no IP address from the router.
Instead you got an IP address, the system generates, if no DHCP server is available.

You can try to configure your network card manually and give it an ip address in the range of the router.
E.g.: If your router has the ip address 192.168.0.1,
you have to configure your network card to:
ip addr: 192.168.0.100
subnet: 255.255.255.0
default gateway: 192.168.0.1 (your router)
DNS server: 192.168.0.1 (also your router)

See what happens.


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#6
September 29, 2009 at 09:30:05
I tried static IP, but still couldn't ping the router. I know the dhcp
on the router works, because my other comp is still working just
fine. I think I"m going to just stuff an old PCI card in if I can find
one. I used to have a couple sitting around, just don't remember
where they ended up. Thanks for the help.

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