I've been having this problem for weeks now and haven't had any luck fixing it. I'm having an unidentified network issue on my desktop, which is running Windows 7. I know it SHOULD be working because I've tried plugging the cable into my laptop and disabling wi-fi, and that works fine.
I'm currently on my university's network, and this only started when I first moved in this semester. My ethernet was working fine when I was at home over the summer, and when I was at school last semester. I'm able to obtain an IP address, and I'm able to ping 127.0.0.1 and my IP address successfully from the command line. Based on reading tons of other posts, I've also tried:
- resetting TCP/IP
- disabling IPv6
- uninstalling Bonjour
- reinstalling drivers for my onboard network card (mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E LX, Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller)
- resetting the CMOS
- buying a new Intel NIC (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
- changing the "Link Speed & Duplex" setting for both cards (tried 1.0 Gbps full duplex, 100Mbps full and half duplex)
- changing network settings to automatically configure unidentified networks as private networks instead of public
- running virus/malware checks
I'm really at my wit's end for what else to try here. I thought buying a new NIC would do the trick and it was a last resort for me, but even that hasn't worked. I would definitely appreciate any help. Thanks!
Hi Dingo, setting my IP manually and reinstalling drivers didn't work. I haven't touched my firewall settings in ages so I'm not really sure about that part. I just have the regular Windows Firewall with probably default settings.
mbarnes, I have talked to the IT department a little bit because I used to think it was an issue on their end with the connection. But I've been here for 3 years and have never had an issue connecting to their wired network so I'm not sure how much they could help. My cable works because I've tried it with my laptop.