Network connection gone

March 16, 2010 at 15:20:44
Specs: Windows XP SP 3 Ver 2002, 1GB
While I was working on my computer (she's very old in the tech world) I happend to do something wrong as I was trying to make it run faster for a little bit longer. Anyways it no longer will show that its connected to the internet. It is not wireless but all other computers work of the router, to which it is plugged into. What can I do to get the connection back?

See More: Network connection gone

Report •

#1
March 16, 2010 at 15:26:39
You may have either uninstalled your NIC driver or disabled the device. Go to control panel then Network Connections and tell us what you have. You should have a local area connection. If so then right click it and see if there is an enable.

Report •

#2
March 16, 2010 at 16:18:18
I was deleating unused programs (they did not seem vital, but I guess they were) aside from the tool bar on the side, it is empty. There are no likes or tabs there.

Report •

#3
March 16, 2010 at 16:18:36
Open a command prompt ( Start / Run / cmd ) and type in:
ipconfig /all

Post the result.


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
March 16, 2010 at 16:51:05
Were would I find a command prompt? I tried putting those in under "run" in the start menu but no go.

Report •

#5
March 17, 2010 at 00:33:20
In the RUN box type cmd
that will open a command box. type the ipconfig /all command there and post back the results

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


Report •

#6
March 17, 2010 at 08:17:52
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name............................:Cheri
Primary Dns Suffix.................:
Node Type.............................:Peer-Peer
Ip Routing Enabled.................:No
Wins Proxy Enabled...............:No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

Connection-specific DNS Suffix..:Belkin
Description.............................:Intel<R> PRO/100 VS Network Connection-Packet Schuduler Miniport
Physical Adress.....................:00-13-20-DE-83-74
Dhcp Enabled........................:Yes
AutoconfigurationEnabled........:Yes
IP Adress...............................:0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask..........................:0.0.0.0
Defult Gateway........................:
Dhcp Server............................:129.168.2.1
DNS Servers...........................:129.168.2.1


Report •

#7
March 17, 2010 at 08:21:58
Try to disable the autoconfiguration service and restart your computer.
Then post a new ipconfig /all

Report •

#8
March 17, 2010 at 08:44:49
Where will I find the autoconfiguration service?

Report •

#9
March 17, 2010 at 12:17:16
It a service named Wired AutoConfig Service.
You can get a list of services by clicking Start / Run and type in services.msc

Report •

#10
March 17, 2010 at 16:45:13
Services's error states the following when I try to do anything with the Wired autoconfig (which it says is disabled by the way) "Configuration Manager: The Plug and Play service or another required service is not available." And now when I try to open up ipconfig / all it comes up for less then a second and then goes away.

Report •

#11
March 17, 2010 at 17:24:32
You first have to run CMD at Start / Run.
In that small black window you have to type:
ipconfig /all

Report •

#12
March 18, 2010 at 09:42:21
No changes could be made because of the service error which I spoke of. The ipconfig /all still looks like this...

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name............................:Cheri
Primary Dns Suffix.................:
Node Type.............................:Peer-Peer
Ip Routing Enabled.................:No
Wins Proxy Enabled...............:No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

Connection-specific DNS Suffix..:Belkin
Description..............................:Intel<R> PRO/100 VS Network Connection-Packet Schuduler Miniport
Physical Adress......................:00-13-20-DE-83-74
Dhcp Enabled.........................:Yes
AutoconfigurationEnabled.........:Yes
IP Adress...............................:0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask..........................:0.0.0.0
Defult Gateway........................:
Dhcp Server............................:129.168.2.1
DNS Servers...........................:129.168.2.1


Report •

#13
March 18, 2010 at 10:09:42
Already tried using another LAN cable?
Changing the port at the router?

Report •

#14
March 18, 2010 at 10:25:14
I just did now and its a no go. The cord was directly from the modem to the computer as well.

Report •

#15
March 18, 2010 at 11:28:18
"The cord was directly from the modem to the computer as well."

Therefore, you have to make the authentication for your internet account locally at that computer.
Did you?


Report •

#16
March 18, 2010 at 13:35:01
Yes, there was no change.

Report •

#17
March 18, 2010 at 18:08:56
Check this website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=...

This may help to solve the problem.


Report •

Ask Question