Thread: No internet on new system!
May 8th, 2004, 08:27 PM #1
No internet on new system!
I can't get the internet to work on my new system.
Its and Athlon64 3000 with 512 MB 74GB Raptor HDD and the motherboard is MSI K8T with Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN. Drivers are all installed and cable is plugged in. I'm on a system that's using the same router and it works fine but my new system doesnt work
when I assigne an IP it still doesn't allow internet access. I dont have Internet firewall enabled or anything. and when i set it to DHCP it gives me the 169.254.XXX set of addresses. even when I enable DHCP on my router.
I need the internet to get all of the necessary updates etc... what can it be?
I have not setup a Windows XP Pro system from scratch so thisis my first one.
It is windows XP Pro SP1
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
May 8th, 2004, 09:05 PM #2
What is the make and model of the router you are using?
May 8th, 2004, 09:05 PM #3
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its not seeing the router...thats why its getting that 169.254.x.x number....thats just the number it gives itself when it cant see the router.
can u ping the router??
and u say you have it set to "obtain an Ip automatically"?"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
May 8th, 2004, 09:06 PM #4
Try shutting the router off (pull the plug) for about 2 minutes or so.
May 8th, 2004, 09:12 PM #5
the router is Linksys WRT54G and the router is working fine because the computer that Im on is online. I have also tried a different cable to no avail. I can't access the routher from the new system. I did connect by directly connecting the comuter to the DSl modem so it's not the NIC. i'm thinking it some stupid setting that i forgot to do or something.
yes i had it set to obtain address auto and thats when it gave me the 169.254.XXX address.
Does ICS enable automitically? how can i make sure that ICS is not the prob? how can i permanently diabel ICS?
May 8th, 2004, 09:14 PM #6
go to a cmd prompt.
do a c:\ipconifg /renew
maybe that will give it an IP addy.
Oh and make sure your ethernet cable is working ok.. maybe use the one out of the computer that is connecting and try that one. Make sure you have a link light on the router.
May 8th, 2004, 09:22 PM #7
ethernet cable is working. Tried Renew and it failed. this is soooo frustrating. everything i have done would work on Windows 2000 but maybe im missing something on windows XP?
how do i destroy ICF. I am never going to use it.
I have had this problem with another computer before and never fixed it. It is still at my friends house internet-less. They each have laptops now so the dont use the home computer but it still bothers me that it doesn't connect. AND NOW ITS HAPPENING TO MINE!!!!
May 8th, 2004, 09:31 PM #8
This is most commonly caused by a corrupt winsock to repair it you could remove tcp/ip reboot and install it again will fix it sometimes or a better way is to run winsockfix. This is starting to become a common issue.
just google for winsockfix
Last edited by MDS; May 8th, 2004 at 09:43 PM.
May 8th, 2004, 09:44 PM #9
yeah I just did that but with a little utility. Needless to say it didnt work
besides, this computer is only 4 hours old! how could it become so currupt! it has never been on the internet!!!!
ARRGGHHHH! this is soooo ARg!!!!
May 8th, 2004, 09:45 PM #10
well thank you for all the information. I am going to go enjoy my saturday night and not let a computer stress me out. Will attack this again tomorrow.
May 8th, 2004, 09:52 PM #11
winsock can get corrupt from trying to install drivers for the nic if they do not install correctly. The internet is not what corrupts it. If all else fails remmove the nic or uninstall it remove tcp/ip that remian reboot, then install the nic/tcp/ip. There is a better way but involves reg editing.
May 8th, 2004, 09:59 PM #12
I used this little utility called WinsockXPFix.exe that does what u do manually in the registry. I reset the TCP with it and it still no internet.
If all else fails. I will just install windows 2000. I've never tried to make a windows XP system and now I remember why. I just dont trust windows XP!
May 8th, 2004, 10:11 PM #13Originally Posted by Winos2Mac
Have you tried to copy the DHCP setting from your working machine to your new machine?
I would reflash your router with the latest firmware as well.
May 8th, 2004, 10:21 PM #14
I've tried that and no luck. The router is working perfect. I have the lastest firmware. I also tried to directly connect to my DSL modem and was successful so that leads me to believe that Windows isn't communicating well with the Router, come to think of it the other system that had this exact same problem was using the same router.
Does anyone know of a conflict with Linksys router WRT54G and Windows XP?
Thanks for all the replies!
May 8th, 2004, 10:23 PM #15Originally Posted by Sixpac_XP
May 8th, 2004, 10:29 PM #16
qick question... what is a 1394 connection?
that is in network connections. could that be causing a problem?
May 9th, 2004, 03:54 PM #17
try just unpluging the power from the modem, waite a minute or two and reconnect the power, it should reset the ip address for the router and then the router will do the same for the other systems, it should work ok then
May 9th, 2004, 03:56 PM #18
May 9th, 2004, 04:21 PM #19
Ok thanks! I am going to the office to set this computer up where it's suppose to be. Hopefully it will work there. I will post back.
Thanks again for your help!
May 9th, 2004, 06:44 PM #20
Done and Done. It worked perfectly here in the office. Maybe there is some sort of conflict with these specific Linksys Routers. Does anyone know of them?
Oh 1 more thing...
I have setup a username with administrator rights and assigned a password but when i log on to the computer, It doesn't ask me for a password, even though i entered it when I setup the user account.
Does anyone know how to require a password?
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