A wierd Troubling Issue with my network

December 31, 2010 at 19:23:18
Specs: Windows XP
I have cable internet coming into a linksys Befw wired & wireless router out to ports in my home. I have a main system that is running XP we will call box 1, I had a 2nd computer call it 2 and 2 new computers 3 and 4. Plus wii and a kindle. I was using everything just fine until I unplugged box 2 from the network to plug in a laptop to download some software. The laptop wouldn't connect wirelessly or wired. Only censed the network but wouldn't connect to the internet. I also had an invalid IP. Back to box 2 it wouldn't connect invalid IP chanced cables reset everything NOTHING. Checked the physical connection with box 1 it worked fine. Thought nic card was bad. Old computer so I bought a new one box 3, smae issue tried everything it came preinstalled with wired and wireless wouldn't connect either way. Douted it was bad hardware but called support and they wanted 60 bucks for support. Returned that one and bought box 4 and am STILL having the same issue. I went to linksys and downloaded the latest firmware, done a complete reset of everything (several times) uninstalled and reinstalled everything and checked all settings I could think of. Some common ones multiple registrations in linksys, all firewalls off etc.... The only thing I haven't done is contact my IP because the old box 2 used to work and it all goes through the linksys gateway out to the net. Any help?????? ThankYou!!

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December 31, 2010 at 19:28:34
ALSO, I have a kindle that connects just fine and a wii that connects to netflix and streams just fine without issues. Also, sorry for the misspellings I should have proofed it but i'm too busy pulling my hair out.

Also, all settings to connect automatically and to obtain ip automatically are correct. This issue is somewhere deep in the settings of something. I am guessing the router or box 1. Because all others seem to have an issue connecting. Maybe a sharing issue? I don't know

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January 1, 2011 at 05:53:48
In the case of a computer with both a wired NIC and a wireless NIC, and you're trying to connect via the wired NIC, disable the wireless NIC and see if the wired one doesn't start working properly.

Open a command prompt window (Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) on the box that is working and one, or all, of the ones that aren't working if the above doesn't fix the issue. Perform the following command on them:

ipconfig /all

Post the output (labelled according to the PC it came from) in a response so we can have a look. For info on how to copy/paste from a command prompt window, click on my name above in my response and read my "how-to" guide titled, "Post the output of ipconfig (version 2)"

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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January 1, 2011 at 10:47:08
Well guess what, I again, shut down everything, then unplugged the cable modem from the outlet and the incoming line, unplugged the router and held the reset button for 5 seconds, switched the ports on the outgoing lines and restarted everything. All systems connected and were given access to the internet. I had previously done this 4 or 5 times before but it worked this time for some reason (must have held my head just right or something). As to what was wrong I have NO idea however, the config/all will show a good IP now so unless you just want to see it I won't bother any more of your time. Thank You so much for giving me a chance to seek help!!!

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