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Desktop cannot connect to internet through Ethernet

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January 3, 2010 4:53:15 PM

Hi, I'm using a desktop running Windows XP. The desktop is connected to a Linksys WRT54GS router which is connected to a SpeedStream 4100 DSL modem. Network adapter is Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC.

Recently, the desktop has been unable to connect to the internet but another desktop and laptop connected wirelessly are able to. I get a "Limited or no connectivity error".

So far I have tried:
-Repairing the internet connection (stuck on Renewing your IP address)
-Updating drivers
-Switching around ethernet cables
-Clearing winsock
-Connecting desktop directly to modem, leave out router (I get a network cable unplugged message, no lights on)

It works fine if I directly connect my laptop with the ethernet cable.

Any ideas on what might be wrong?
Anonymous
January 3, 2010 5:49:23 PM

Post the output from "ipconfig/all" here. Sounds like your NIC went bad.
January 3, 2010 11:23:05 PM

This is from ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hp-desktop-1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-2F-0F-58-40
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.65.137
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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Anonymous
January 4, 2010 10:23:00 AM

I would say the NIC went bad. Try another NIC in your computer.
January 5, 2010 8:02:49 PM

Bought a new NIC and installed it today (Linksys EtherFast 10/100). Everything's back up and running. Thanks for all the help. :) 
!