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#1 easynate


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:55 PM

So I am having a strange problem with a PC. The hardware seems to be working. The same problem happens on all interfaces (wired and wireless connections).

I cannot get access to the network period, even though the computer has a valid IP configuration via DHCP.

The strange thing is that Windows 7 says that it has internet access up until the point I try to access the network or internet with any application. IE causes a loss in connection, Firefox, Windows Updates, etc.

So I have tried this so far at the command prompt to no avail.

netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset

What do you all think? I am thinking that a reinstall of Windows is needed.

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#2 keyboardNinja


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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:03 PM

So, after a reboot (or whatever it takes to get the initial connectivity), can you ping hosts on your local network or websites (Google.com, etc.)?

What kind of network setup do you have? Home network, corporate/school environment, etc?

I just find it odd that you appear to have connectivity until some application tries to use it...which leads me to believe you never actually had connectivity at all. Windows just thinks you do until you try to use it (that's the theory anyway).

What does this give you?
ipconfig /release
followed by:
ipconfig /renew

Edited by keyboardNinja, 06 July 2011 - 03:03 PM.

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