Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:03 PM
I'd like to start with a big thanx. You folks helped me out with a malware problem some time ago. Now I need help again.
House WIRED for several network connections; using wired 4-port router & 5-port switch.
Had 5 PCs connected with no prob's (all had Internet connections). Used Window XP Network Wizard to set up.
2 "guest" PCs left, leaving the 3 "usual" PCs connected (still no prob's).
ISP went down. When back up, I shut down all devices, as requested (cable modem, router, switch, & PCs).
I brought them all back up in sequence requested: cable modem, then router, then switch, then PCs.
1 PC using XP Home came up fine. 1 PC using Windows NT (old one) came up fine. Newest PC using XP Pro did not connect to LAN.
I've always used Network Wizard, so I don't know much about network details. I tried the XP suggested troubleshooting with no success.
Lights on switch for that PC connection are lit. Lights on LAN connection on PC are lit. I tried Network Wizard, again, but no change. Guy at work told me to try ipconfig /release & /renew at cmd prompt. No change.
Single IP address & subnet mask values (169.254.93.68 & 255.255.0.0) did not clear during ipconfig /release.
PC is configured to let router assign IP addresses (DHCP). When I use ipconfig on NT PC I get 192.168.1.102; 255.255.255.0, and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1. So affected PC does not even look like other setup, but I can't change.
One of my "guests" "borrowed" the PC, and could have "gone anywhere". I scanned PC with Bit Defender Pro, EWIDO, Prevx1, AdAware, & SpyBot Search & Destroy. Yes, I'm paranoid. Nothing found.
Could you please help with some more troubleshooting efforts.
Thanx in advance
Yust call me Sven.
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