Im assuming the drivers are installed and no problems are found with the nic card, correct?
Are the lights on the nic on and blinking with the cable plugged in? if not then u have a bad cable.
Have u tried connecting directly to the cable modem?
an ip address of 0.0.0.0.0 is no ip.
Have u tried running the network wizard?
The cables are all plugged in and everyting works hardware wise. The lights come one and everything.
I think that the problem is that it cannot find the DHCP server for some reason. This normally dosent need any configuration at all..
I have set the TCP/IP properties to obtain an IP address automatically and obtain DNS server automatically.
In advanced TCP/IP Settings DHCP is Enabled.
When I run ipconfig it says that the ip of the computer is 169.254.11.240. Windows XP Help says that this is an address that is issued automatically when the DHCP server cannot be found.
To confirm this, "ipconfig /renew" gives the following error message:
"An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 3 : unable to c
ontact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."
Windows XP Network Diagnostics says:
"DHCPServer = 255.255.255.255(Invalid IP Address)"
Under the status of my connection it says 0 packets have been sent and 0 have been received. The connection speed is at 100mb/s, but the network can only run at 10mbs. Obviously, the connection cannot be made between the DHCP server and my computer...
NOTE: I set the Default gateway to my router IP (10.0.0.138), but it really didn't help the problem.
you said u changed the gateway on the router? can u access the router or not? and what router is it.
if u can access, is dhcp enabled on the router?
on my ipconfig/all ip routing is yes.
IP Address 192.168.1.100
subnet mask 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers 18.104.22.168
Have u tried connecting directly to the cable modem - no router - to rule out the nic being bad.
Can u access the router from another computer and make sure the settings are same as whats showing on your computer?
try another nic and see if that helps.
OMFG!!! Any tech that says that should be fired! I assume that it only has four zeroes? This is generally due to a fault in DHCP Server/Client communications. My first guess would be that there are more than 10 clients in your network and that you are using the default internet connection sharing in XP or 2000. You can only connect 10 clients to connection sharing in windows without a server (including the one that shares). What will happen is that the dhcp server (internet conection sharing (ICS) machine) can not give out another address. It might be that they never communicate, but then you should get a 169.254.x.x (this is called an APIPA address (Automatic Private IP Addressing).
Considering that your gateway is 10.0.0.138 you could try an address of 10.0.0.x and give it the same net mask as the router (if you don't know the router's netmask try one of these 255.0.0.0, 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0). Make sure that you don't use the same ip address as someone else.
As for the "DHCPServer = 255.255.255.255(Invalid IP Address)" message; this is a valid ip address (apparently someone in Redmond have never heard of a broadcast). Your machine sends a broadcast (ip 255.255.255.255) upon boot asking if someone out there is a dhcp server (a broadcast goes out to all hosts on the (logical, not physical) network.
If you give me a little more information about your setup (How are you connected, are there any switches, hubs or routers (if so where are they in the network) and how many computers are there in the network), it would be easier for me to help.
Hope this helps a little...
Poor windows was not a brave soul. Threatened by the force of General Protection and Major Problem the little OS committed suicide by hanging.