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Physcial Address Is All Zeros

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#1 jbaz


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:15 AM

OK here is my situation. My operation system is Windows 2000. I have an ASUS A7N8X-X motherboard.

My problem started when I got the SurfSideKick 3 Virus on my home PC. Long story short, I ended up reloading my operating system onto my second harddrive to get rid of it. I got online to download the drivers for my motherboard (which includes my network card) from nvidia.com and loaded them on my home computer.

My problem comes from the fact that I still can't connect to the internet with my cable modem. Windows says that my network card is operating properly, and that my drivers are adequate.

When I pull up a prompt and ipconfig /all my IP address shows up properly (169.xx.xx.x), but my physical address shows up as all zeros. I borrowed another network card from a friend, same problem.

When I check the status of the LAN connection, it says that is sending data but not receiving. I called my ISP (Knology) to have them ping the modem and they said that it is working properly.

I have tried reinstalling the drivers a couple of times, but no luck.

Also, No Firewall, No Router.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by jbaz, 26 April 2006 - 11:17 AM.

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