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Hi,

i'm new to this site and know very little about computers!
I use broadband at home (NTL is the service provider) and things were running fine until recently.
i cannot get onto the internet and have been told by my service provider that my pc won't connect because of an ip address problem. The LAN is connected and there is no problem with the modem.
I've tried removing my firewall (Norton/symantec) and also uninstalled windows SP2 but to no avail. I've also run antispyware software and found there were a number of adware files which have since been removed...but still cannot connect.

i am on a wireless network via a router if that helps.

any ideas?

hope to recieve some suggestions soon...naz.

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theboynaz,

If you're sure you have everything set-up correctly in terms of IP Addresses it could be a DNS issue, I suggest pinging this IP address: 216.239.39.99

If you get replies then it is most probably a DNS issue and therefore need to check that you have input the correct name server IP Addresses in your TCP/IP settings.

Regards


DislexiK

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Try winsockfix from here:
http://www.digitalminds.net/index.pl/downloads

If it still doesn't work, go to Start, Run, and type in cmd, click OK. Type in ipconfig/all and post the information that comes up.

Hi thanx for the suggestions, i've not had the chance to try them yet cos even the network at work has gone down recently!!

i typed in ipconfig and got the following:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.80.179
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>

not sure if this helps anyone?

hope to try the suggestions later tonight and hope to hear from some more people soon....Naz,

thanx again!!

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You're more than likely going to need to run the Winsock fix that dlh6213 suggested. Try typing this in a command line:

ipconfig /release /all

and then

ipconfig /renew *

If you get a message stating "An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket", your TCP/IP stack is hosed, and Winsockfix will work. If Winsockfix doesn't work, you can do it manually using these instructions:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;817571

Basically, what happens is that something in your TCP/IP (Winsock) stack got corrupted by spyware (usually SAVE NOW!), and when you removed it, that junk was pulled from your TCP/IP stack, too. The IP address you currently have is called an APIPA (Automatic Private IP Address), and those usually are only present when there's no IP address assigned either manually or by a DHCP server, or communication with whatever server that gives you an IP address is down. In your case, it's the later scenario, and it's due to a corrupted TCP/IP stack..

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thanx for that alc!!

i did try to run winsockfix but had no joy i'm afraid. will try manually later today and keep you posted.
thanx again!!

naz.

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are you using a route? because it seems like your computer is gettin denied an ip adress. the ip you showed is the deafault for windows. if you are using a router there maybe be a conflict in it's settings that is now allowing you computer to get an ip adress.

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hi all.

firstly want to say thanx for all the suggestions! Yes glued, i am using a router. i tried release and renew last night as suggested and got the following info...

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig/release

Windows IP Configuration

IP Address for adapter Local Area Connection has already been released.

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig/renew

Windows IP Configuration

An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to con
tact your DHCP server. Request has timed out.

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.80.179
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig/release/all

Error: unrecongnized or incomplete command line.

USAGE:
ipconfig [/? | /all | /renew [adapter] | /release [adapter] |
/flushdns | /displaydns | /registerdns |
/showclassid adapter |
/setclassid adapter [classid] ]

where
adapter Connection name
(wildcard characters * and ? allowed, see examples)

Options:
/? Display this help message
/all Display full configuration information.
/release Release the IP address for the specified adapter.
/renew Renew the IP address for the specified adapter.
/flushdns Purges the DNS Resolver cache.
/registerdns Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names
/displaydns Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache.
/showclassid Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter.
/setclassid Modifies the dhcp class id.

The default is to display only the IP address, subnet mask and
default gateway for each adapter bound to TCP/IP.

For Release and Renew, if no adapter name is specified, then the IP address
leases for all adapters bound to TCP/IP will be released or renewed.

For Setclassid, if no ClassId is specified, then the ClassId is removed.

Examples:
> ipconfig ... Show information.
> ipconfig /all ... Show detailed information
> ipconfig /renew ... renew all adapters
> ipconfig /renew EL* ... renew any connection that has its
name starting with EL
> ipconfig /release *Con* ... release all matching connections,
eg. "Local Area Connection 1" or
"Local Area Connection 2"

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipcnfig/all
'ipcnfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Naz_Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Desktop Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-3F-AB-6F-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.80.179
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\theboynaz>

i've removed my firewall (norton antiviru) and SP2. I've tried connecting directly to the modem via ethernet (to check it was not the router) and still no joy. Ive also tried winsockfix (running the program and manually in the registry) to no avail.

Hope the info is some use and look forward to some more suggestions....naz.

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it's extremely odd but a friend of mine was having this same exact problem but with a regular router and changed the router and we then got internet connection. i would say call your router company and have them trouble shoot it but talking to most router companies is like talking to a wall. it is always worth a shot. with this problem i wanted to rip my hair out because i could not understand why the computer was not finding and ip adress. after a new router and numerous driver updates for my nic card and other hardware it finally began to find and ip adress. the ie is still running very slow and i am in the process of trying to fix it for him. i figure out anything i surely will let you know. i have seem to have gotten farther then you though so i suggest trouble shooting your router or maybe trying a new one. i mean, you can always take it back to the store :]

hope this helps. good luck!

Glued

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