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Windows XP Limited or No Connectivity


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#1 jaysondraws

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

Hi,

My name is Jayson. I need help regarding a connection issue. My Dell laptop is connected to my modem via cable and I have both wireless and lan connections up. The wireless connection works fine but the lan shows limited or no connectivity.

 

After I run ipconfig /all, this is shown...

 

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Zhenyang>ipconfig /all
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : zhenyang-c9da96
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
 
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
 
        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway.2wire.net
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN M
ini-Card
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2C-88-8C-CC
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.71
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 03, 2014 2:45:06 AM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 04, 2014 2:45:06 AM
 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
 
        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168D(P)/8111D(P) PCI-E G
igabit Ethernet NIC
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-E8-BB-79-F4
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.173.199
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
 
C:\Documents and Settings\Zhenyang>

Edited by hamluis, 03 August 2014 - 09:19 AM.
Moved from XP to Networking - Hamluis.


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#2 jaysondraws

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:54 AM

I would gladly appreciate any steps to resolve this connection problem. I have many design works on my computer so I would like to try for a non-reformat solution. Thanks!

 

I would like to add that there is nothing wrong with the cable itself since it is brand new. My other computer which is connected to the modem via cable, works fine too.


Edited by jaysondraws, 03 August 2014 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

        Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.173.199
 
Why can't I connect with a 169.254.x.x IP address?

 

This has occasionally happened to me and I really don't remember how I resolved it. 

 

You mention having 2 computers connected to one modem...it's been some time since I looked at a DSL setup but that doesn't seem correct.  What modem are you using?  If it's a modem router, that might make sense.

 

2Wire is DSL so it could be software...I would simply set the connection up again on the troubled computer, since you have evidence that it's not necessarily a hardware problem by virtue of the other computer working properly.

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:49 AM

When you fail to get an address from the DHCP server, Windows gives itself an address from 169.254.0.1 to 169.254.255.254

If this was Vista, there is a Fixit to disable the DHCP BROADCAST flag but this is XP which does not have the issue. Have you tried switching ports on the 2 wire gateway between computers to make sure it's not the gateway itself that is bad.

 

If the gateway ports are okay then I would suggest you update the driver from Realtek.  Hopefully this will resolve the issue. Good Luck

 

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

Hi hamluis and JohnC_21,

Thanks for the replies. I think my modem has a router built into it because there are many sockets/gateway ports in which my laptop cable can be inserted. Initially the cable was plugged into the port labelled "broadband connection". I decide to plug it out and insert into the other gateway ports (there are 4 below the broadband slot). After that, the limited connectivity issue seems to be resolved. 

 

I'm not sure if the problem is really resolved as sometimes I get a notification saying "cable is unplugged", when the cable is firmly in place. I plan to observe a little longer to see if the limited connectivity issues returns.


Edited by jaysondraws, 03 August 2014 - 12:57 PM.





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