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Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them

by ninjaibeebo / June 18, 2004 11:33 AM PDT

HELP, i just bought a new HP pavillion a330n and i have it all setup, ethernet connected, and it says connections enabled, but when i check the progress it says "185 packets sent | 0 received" so i call my Manufacturer, they refer me to my ISP, call my ISP they cant figure it out, does anyone here know why it says connections enabled, and why it wont receive packets and let me use the internet?? it would be much appreciated

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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by Ed Mead Forum moderator / June 18, 2004 8:50 PM PDT

You have a software firewall running or router hooked up?
What ISP and OS you running?

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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by ninjaibeebo / June 18, 2004 11:35 PM PDT

No routers. or firewalls... that i know of... im using North eastern pennsylvania telephone company and my OS is XP, i just got this computer yeaterday and i dont understand why it wont work

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Steven Matthews
by Runit2007 / May 25, 2009 5:33 AM PDT

Hello! I have optimum i have a regular which works with the service but i tried putting the LAN connection to my laptop ( DEll laptop INspiron 3200) changed it from windows 98 to XP much better!!! I am using a ethernet card ( compaq ipaq networking 10/100 fast ethernet pc card) I am currently still using it. It is connected it is sending packets but it isnt receiving anny at all the firewall is off is on obtain IP address automically i dont know what s wrong please help me!!!

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Try running a simple test
by Michael Geist / June 19, 2004 11:17 PM PDT

Open a command prompt (Start/Run/type in cmd), at the command prompt type in (ping without the brackets. See if any packets are lost along the way. If so you likely have a bad NIC.

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Still not working =/
by ninjaibeebo / June 20, 2004 4:53 AM PDT

I ran the command and pinged that number, and my own (dont know if that wouldve done anything) but it said it sent 4 packets in the prompt and i receive4, while still in my LAN connection status the receiving end was still saying 0. I really do not understand any of this but i think the NIC is fine.

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Try that command prompt....
by Michael Geist / June 20, 2004 10:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Still not working =/

again, but this time type in ipconfig/all and report back what is listed.

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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by ridetheformula / July 16, 2004 4:12 PM PDT

I have the same type of problem. 3 computer host-98 se and client computers have xp. host is connected wile the 2 clients are not. this happened after comcast had done some work to thier network. the computers don't recieve packet but they each ping the 4 sent 4 recieved. i also did the ipconfig/all and here are my results:
Pri DNS suffix- blank
node type-unknown
IP routing enabled-no
wins proxy enabled-no
connection specific DNS suffix-blank
DHCP enabled-yes
auto config enabled-yes auto config ip address- my ip listed
subnet mask
default gateway-blank

this is from computer #2 of 3. it also will not let me renew or "repair" my ip address

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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by sjr0328 / September 2, 2004 1:03 AM PDT

I am having the same problem, and I posted my situation on another thread. If someone out there can give me an answer, I am going out of my head with this. Please, please help.

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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 1:22 AM PDT

When I face this, I carry a new router and client card with me. I do try updating the firmware in the devices, but what most can't do is swap out the hardware to find out what part it is.

Another issue is that some will accept a driver update from Microsoft. We get to remove that.

Best of luck,


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Re: Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by hooz / January 21, 2005 4:02 AM PST

Im having the same trouble, and i already tried a new ethernet card ,,,,still no luck i did a fresh install of windows and continue to have the same problem

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Ethernet sending packets, but im not receiving them
by WiBrid / January 21, 2005 7:22 AM PST

Where it sez, and You said,"it also will not let me renew or "repair" my ip address" the DHCP server didn't give your pc(s)an IP address. Are you using a software router like Internet Connection Sharing or a hardware router like a Linksys or netgear ?

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try this
by dcannoy / February 12, 2005 7:51 AM PST

Try WinsockFix : . Sometimes spyware removal tools can detect some necessary winsock files as spyware, and most users don't know the difference. (i was one of them)

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by max99990 / March 15, 2005 6:43 AM PST
In reply to: try this

I was pulling my hair out trying to fix a roomate's computer to get her hooked up to my router. WinsockFix cleared the problem right up! thanks!!

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Winsock worked to re-establish my internet connection
by yheitman / October 5, 2005 4:47 PM PDT
In reply to: try this

I downloaded the update for Internet Explorer and the wireless card seemed to stop functioning immediately afterwards. No matter what I did, I could not fix the problem. My computer was sending very few packets and receiving none, but the icon said I was connected to the internet. I pinged and was receiving without any lost, but I still could not connect until I tried your fix (winsock). It worked!! It's people like you that keep my faith in continuing to plug away at my computer. Thank you so much.

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Winsock Fix
by crabcakes / July 10, 2009 6:00 AM PDT

Winsock worked for me! Yeeeeha! I am doing the Happy Dance! Thank you for recommending this!

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Ethernet not connecting to Broadband.
by joeanddani / April 4, 2005 5:18 AM PDT

I have this same problem. From what I gather (I have Windows XP Pro SP2) Windows XP waits a while to obtain an IP address (I assume that your ISP uses Dynamic and not Static IPs). If it does not get a response, it assumes server is down and assigns itself an IP address such as Every so often (5 min) it requests an IP address from the server, if it does not get an answer it keeps this same IP. You will see your modem Ethernet and Activity lights blinking constantly when your PC has not received the IP address from the ISP. I've tried forcing a Static IP to no avail.

The ISP blames the problem on the Modem, the modem folks blame it on your computer and then there is the maker of the ethernet card.
By the way, I've tried moving the ethernet card to a PC using Windows 98SE and everything works fine. So it is not the modem, cable or PCI card. Seems that it is Windows XP or my PC.

Suggest moving PCI card and cable modem to another PC, but as you see above I did that and could not get it to repeat. Another way would be to leave the connection for a while and see if there is finally communications. I tried it today but no work.

Are you using a Linksys modem? I hear they require a good line. Do you get the cable light ON not blinking on the modem? If not, the cable company will need to boost your signal.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2005 5:38 AM PDT

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