|I use broadband through LAN cable directly plugged in to my ethernet port through a USB to LAN connector. While trying to connect to internet through a client software provided by my ISP, I'm getting a message "Couldn't contact server". I pinged using my IP address, default gateway and DNS server address, IP address ping returns a reply, while, Default Gateway ping and DNS Server ping returns "Request timed out" error. |
Service provider personnel told me that it could be due to IP conflict, since, being an amateur, I didn't know about networking a lot and initially I configured my internet connection by inserting the USB to LAN connector in all of the 4 USB slots in my laptop till I came to know that it creates a conflict.
Now, I have re-inserted the USB to LAN connector in all the USB slots in my laptop and manually uninstalled the USB 2 LAN driver. I also erased the IP addresses from all the USB slots except one, from which I'm trying to connect to the internet.
To my little knowledge, it should solve the conflict issue and I should be able to connect to the internet now.
But I'm getting the "Couldn't contact server" error now also.
One more thing. When I'm trying to right click on the Local Area Network icon at the bottom right most corner of my monitor and clicking REPAIR, it's saying "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following operation could not be completed:
Clearing the ARP cache
For assistance, contact the person who manages your network."
I'm at loss. Can anyone tell me what should I do to get working on internet?
My system specs:
INTEL Core 2 Duo processor 3.00 GHZ
WINDOWS XP SP 2
2.00 GB RAM
DELL INSPIRON 1525 laptop