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Ethernet not working


The other night I setup a new system and got it going. On boot it started with the installation of Microsoft Windows Home with SP1a. During the installation process I was able to get Windows activated and I was able to connect to the Windows update site. Automatic updates began updating the system. But after my first reboot I lost my network connection and I am now unable to get anywhere through the Ethernet port.

IPCONFIG shows either or default system IP of I have released and renewed, no change.

The obvious, I have moved the system to another known working port, and replaced with a working cable, no change. I have link end-to-end, and I see port activity.

When I look at the Ethernet status, I see packets transmitted, but nothing received.

I have DHCP enabled/Obtain IP automatically for the "Local Area Connection" (properties > IP > properties).

I have a local home network with a Netgear gateway providing DHCP server functions. I have plenty of adresses available to assign (50 total) and have five other systems working just fine over the existing network (3 PCs and 2 printers).

I have run system restore and loaded the initial system settings, but no change.

I am unsure what I am overlooking at this point, nothing seems to be sticking out, please help.

Thanks, Todd

System Summary:

Windows XP home SP1a
Hush PC with a VIA EPIA M10000 motherboard with built in LAN (I verified the LAN drivers)

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Re: Ethernet not working = Seems proper.

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Microsoft doesn't supply drivers for that board. If you let Windows Update supply a DRIVER then you get to remove it or start over.

Best of luck,


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Re: Ethernet not working = Seems proper.

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OK, your right and thank you. I thought I had updated the LAN driver last night, but I just ran through the process again and updated ALL of the drivers included on the original driver utilities CD and now it is working beautifully.

Thanks again

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Re: Ethernet not working

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If you have the encryption set try turning it off to see if this works. I had to do this in two steps (I am not sure why) first all the numbers were set to 0 (zero), then I went back to delete them.

After that, everything worked fine.

Good Luck

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