Limited or no connectivity, no internet

Linksys Wrt54gl wireless router
December 1, 2009 at 22:49:59
Specs: Windows XP
I feel like I missed something stupid, but I have been trying to fix this issue for over 4 hours now to no avail and I just know something must have slipped my mind somewhere...

I did a clean install on a Dell Op GX270 and d/l the required drivers from the dell website (including the chipset and gigabit ethernet drivers). I get the message "limited or no connectivity" through my router.

Here is my setup:

DSL Modem->Router->XP SP2 desktop1 (wireless), XP desktop2 (wired and doesn't work), Xbox360 (wired)

The wireless desktop is in another room if that matters. I am also able to connect with my phone, pda, DishNetwork set top box, etc. The only thing that doesn't work is that stupid Dell.

I have tried-
- ipconfig /release and /renew
- flush DNS
- Repair connection
- disable and enable connection
- rebooting
- rebooting modem and router
- disabling firewall
- different cables
- install and reinstall drivers
- connect directly to router

I don't have service pack 2 yet, but I still tried the
winsock fix.

For now I'm going to d/l service pack 2 and put it on disk and see if that helps. I've also found the LAN Ethernet driver on another site that I will try to install.

I cannot even access the router (

I'm wondering if maybe this is a hardware or driver issue? Did I miss something stupid?

Please help!

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December 1, 2009 at 23:20:31
Look in devicemanager for the NIC. Is it listed and showing as working? Was this system working before you did the clean install? In your list of things you tried you said you attempted a direct connection to router. Did you mean direct to Modem?
Before doing the clean install did you do anything in bios such as use the clear CMOS jumper? Some motherboards require the NIC enabled in BIOS. Just thinking out loud here. You may have checked these things already.
The cables you are using, Are they Patch or Crossover.? Crossover would be wrong for connection from PC to Modem/router.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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December 2, 2009 at 06:05:35
Try to use ping to troubleshoot this network problem, I afraid there is problem on your network card.

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December 2, 2009 at 12:45:30
I knew I did something stupid! I accidentally used the slots for the uplink on the router... Oh well, at least it's working! Thank you for your help, I appreciate it!

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