He called up his ISP to see if they could ping his computer, which they couldn't and they also gave him a new IP address to see if my dad's pc could get back online, which still didn't work.
The next day I went to this site >>> link
To see if maybe I could follow these steps to fix the problem.
I followed the instructions all the way to What you don't want to have is something like 169.254.x.x
I definitly have that on pops pc. Also according to the instructions if you have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, but pops pc has 255.255.0.0
I am having a very diffulcult time here, understanding all the IP address, Gateway, Subnet ect ect.
I was told if you went to the Internet Protocal Properties and click on Obtain Adress automatically, this would fix this problem. When I go to the Hardware properties it says the ethernet card is working properly. Wouldn't the ethernet card not be working if it's not assigning the addresses incorrectly??
I've basically told my dad that he may have to get a new PC, since this one is over 5 years old.
I know how to follow directions, and I'm pretty good with taking Pops PC apart and together again (I always wear a ground bracelet). Its the applications that drive me crazy. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
Oh PS when I connect my pc to his modem everything works just dandy. So nothing is wrong with his modem, cable ect. It has to do with his PC itself.
Thanks again, Jason
Edited by Shayro, 31 July 2005 - 01:12 PM.