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Local Area Connection limited or no connectivity


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#1 djschuby

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:38 PM

OK, I've been searching for hours and hours trying to find a solution to this problem. Usually I like to fix everything on my own and I only post in forums for help as a last resort.

Well let me get down to the issue.

Last week I powered down my desktop as we were getting ready to go out of town for Thanksgiving. We returned last night and when I powered my pc back up, I had a problem coming up in my taskbar, "Local Area Connection, Limited or no connectivity". I have never had this happen before and I have not recently made any upgrades or upgraded to SP3 (I did upgrade to SP3 when it came out but that was a long time ago). Anyway, My desktop also has a wireless pci card attached and that seems to work fine so I am eliminating my router/home network as the problem.

A bit of background, I have my desktop here, plugged directly into my router, a Netgear 614v5. I am entirely sure this is an issue with my desktop as I also have 2 laptops that are connected to the router over wireless and they are working just fine. I also have an old dell I converted to a game server that is connected to the router via ethernet, and it also has no issues.

I can ping my NIC at 127.0.0.1 so I believe that the card is functioning properly. I believe I actually have a DHCP problem. I don't really know much about DHCP at all so please bear with me.

I just ran NETSH DIAG GUI from command prompt and here's my results: (Note that I'm only showing my network adapters)

Network Adapters FAILED
[00000009] D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Card (FAILED)
Caption = [00000009] D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Card
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
DefaultIPGateway = 192.168.1.1(Same Subnet) (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=7
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=3
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 7ms, Average = 4ms
Description = D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Card
DHCPEnabled = TRUE
DHCPLeaseExpires = 5:02:42 PM 12/1/2009
DHCPLeaseObtained = 5:02:42 PM 11/30/2009
DHCPServer = 192.168.1.1 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=11
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=3
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=3
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 11ms, Average = 4ms
DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
DNSHostName = djschubydesktop
DNSServerSearchOrder = 192.168.1.1 (FAILED)
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=2
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 2ms
DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE
FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
GatewayCostMetric = 30
Index = 9
IPAddress = 192.168.1.4 (PASSED)
Pinging 192.168.1.4 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.4:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
IPConnectionMetric = 30
IPEnabled = TRUE
IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
IPSubnet = 255.255.255.0
IPXEnabled = FALSE
MACAddress = 00:0F:3D:0C:AD:D5
ServiceName = W8100PCI
SettingID = {F2D15C3B-C072-4A95-BFB7-AD51DC7DD767}
TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0
WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = FALSE
[00000013] Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection (PASSED)
Caption = [00000013] Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
DatabasePath = %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc
Description = Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
DHCPEnabled = TRUE
DHCPLeaseExpires = 9:14:07 PM 1/18/2038
DHCPLeaseObtained = 5:03:40 PM 11/30/2009
DHCPServer = 255.255.255.255(Invalid IP Address)
DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE
DNSHostName = djschubydesktop
DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE
FullDNSRegistrationEnabled = TRUE
Index = 13
IPAddress = 169.254.70.16 (PASSED)
Pinging 169.254.70.16 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 169.254.70.16: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.70.16: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.70.16: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Reply from 169.254.70.16: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=0
Ping statistics for 169.254.70.16:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
IPConnectionMetric = 30
IPEnabled = TRUE
IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE
IPSubnet = 255.255.0.0
IPXEnabled = FALSE
MACAddress = 00:07:E9:93:35:74
ServiceName = E100B
SettingID = {AD3C09CA-221C-4793-9DD4-B4C3E5049EA6}
TcpipNetbiosOptions = 0
WINSEnableLMHostsLookup = FALSE

I ran this earlier and the wireless had no failures so it's strange that I got failures with that now. However, the ethernet card still shows what I think is the root of the problem: DHCPServer = 255.255.255.255(Invalid IP Address)

I really have no idea what to do to get this working again. My wireless connection is so slow on here and I'd really prefer to use ethernet. I found a tool called Winsockxpfix.exe (it was the number one solution to my problem that I found on google) but it did not work.

Oh I suppose before posting this I should copy and paste my ip config here:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\DJ Schuby>NETSH DIAG GUI


C:\Documents and Settings\DJ Schuby>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : djschubydesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-93-35-74
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.70.16
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless P
CI Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-3D-0C-AD-D5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 30, 2009 5:02:42 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 5:02:42 P
M

C:\Documents and Settings\DJ Schuby>

I guess that's all I have for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

<<IPAddress = 169.254.70.16>>

I would check the Property settings for that connection. Put mouse on TCP/IP...click Properties. Make sure that you have elected to Obtain IP Address and Obtain DNS Server automatically.

I would reboot the router or the modem.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:12 PM

Currently the wired connection is set to automatically get IP and DNS. I've also tried manually setting those fields to an unused ip (192.168.1.6) and DNS to my gateway (which is how my other pcs are set). I've also tried setting DNS to the DNS the router itself is using. Nothing seems to have any affect on the problem.

I've also reset the router and modem several times but that doesn't seem to work either.

I also forgot to mention that in control panel under services, I've stopped and restarted DHCP Client and DNS Client, neither did anything.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:38 PM

I've never used manual settings, never saw any advantage to doing so.

When you look at the protocols, etc. enabled for the troubled connection...what do you see?

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 07:52 PM

Sorry but I'm not really sure what you're asking me. Is this what you wanted to see?

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That's a direct screenshot I took.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:51 PM

You got it right :thumbsup:, just wanted to check...you are good.

I don't really have any other good ideas...the one thing I've learned about these connection problems...it's really a hit/miss type of thing to resolve.

When in doubt, I just set the connection up anew on one of my systems, using the Network/Internet Connection Wizard, specifying the router as a residential gateway connection.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:04 PM

SOLVED

Well I'm really not sure what the problem was, but after a few days it seems to have fixed itself. Very strange indeed.

Anyway I just thought I'd post here and say that it's working and give thanks to Louis for helping me out.

Thank you!

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

LOL...I just made lots of suggestions that didn't do anything...I told you it was hit/miss with some of these networking situations :thumbsup:.

Glad it seems to have gone away...happy computing :flowers:.

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