I somehow lost network connection to a WinXP (SP1) computer on the LAN despite everything looking ok.
- Using DHCP to acquire IP (release/renew no results, gets 0.0.0.0 on reboot) - It's not getting an IP address from my router (Linksys BEFSR41)
- The lights on the NIC card and the router are lit, indicating a good connection, I've tried different ports on the router
- No problems reported by Device Manager
- LAN is ok, connected right now on my laptop (through router to cable modem to net)
- Using Client for MS Networks and TCP/IP protocol
- LAN Connection Icon (bottom-right near clock) indicates proper connection
ALREADY TRIED THE FOLLOWING (none worked):
- ipconfig release & renew (error: "the operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation")
- unplug NIC, reboot, plug NIC back in
- Deleting old machine entry from web-based router tools
- change to bogus workgroup name, reboot, change back to proper workgroup
- give static ip and reboot
- changed network cable
Good suggestion and it works under previous versions of NT but you can't delete TCP/IP in XP (or the method is different from that of NT/2000). I thought I found it in an obscure BIOS setting (wake on RING?) but no dice. I've tried different NIC in a different slot with same negative results.
I tried booting to safe mode and remove all NIC devices but was unable to remove my old NIC "ADMTek AN983 based ethernet adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport" due to error: Failed to uninstall, device may be required to boot up computer. What gives with that?
I can ping localhost but cannot ping by hostname - strange?
You know - I think we have this thing nailed down. I recently installed Norton SystemWorks 2003 and as this is a relatively new system, I honestly do not remember if I had Norton AV or SystemWorks 2002 on there prior.
Great find, go play the lottery today - I'll run through these steps and post results.