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Help!!! My windows XP lost its connection to the internet!

by pinacoladaxb / June 1, 2008 2:18 PM PDT

I was in the middle of a very important project requiring a PC. All of a sudden, I find that I can't connect to the internet. This is really bad. I need this fixed immediately.

My windows xp is not wireless, so I checked the cables. The computer is connected to the router, and the router obviously works because I can access the computer from this mac. I looked at "Network Connections" and it looks like it's connected. One of the connections says:

Local Area Connection
Connected, Firewalled
SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Ad

I even connected the computer directly to the modem. I still had no luck. Any ideas? Again, this is urgent. Please help me.

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"Network Connections"
by SultanEmerr / June 1, 2008 2:27 PM PDT

When you went to "Network Connections",
did you click on "Repair"?
Which software firewall are you using?

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Re: "Network Connections"
by pinacoladaxb / June 1, 2008 2:31 PM PDT
In reply to: "Network Connections"

Yes. I tried repair. It didn't work. I am using Windows Firewall. Even when I disable it, I can't connect.

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Network Diagnostics
by SultanEmerr / June 1, 2008 2:59 PM PDT
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Idea
by pinacoladaxb / June 1, 2008 10:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Network Diagnostics

I think I know what the problem may be. About a month ago, I changed my ip to a static ip. Could this be it? I can't remember how to change it back.

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Info
by pinacoladaxb / June 2, 2008 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: Idea

To help, here's what the Command Prompt responds with when I tye "ipconfig/all":


Windows IP Configuration:

Host Name...........................: Bob
Primary Dns Siffix..................:
Node Type............................: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled..................: No
WINS Proxy Enabled................: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-Specific DNS Suffix...:
Description.............................: SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address......................: 00-11-D8-3D-8F-DC
Dhcp Enabled..........................: No
IP Address..............................: 71.60.197.243
Subnet Mask...........................: 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway......................: 10.0.1.1
DNS Servers...........................: 10.0.1.1

Thanks for helping me!

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Oops
by pinacoladaxb / June 2, 2008 6:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Info

Sorry, I didn't see your other post. When I type "ipconfig/release," it says:

Windows IP Configuration

The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation.

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See "Dhcp Enabled..........................: No"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 7:25 AM PDT

Why is that?

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Re: See "Dhcp Enabled..........................: No"
by pinacoladaxb / June 2, 2008 7:39 AM PDT

I have ho idea what Dhcp even is. Should it be 'yes'? How can I enable it?

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I looked it up
by pinacoladaxb / June 2, 2008 7:41 AM PDT

I looked up Dhcp, and it stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. Maybe the reason it says 'no' is I have a static ip address. It needs to be static because I host a server on my computer.

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Looks incorrect to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2008 11:36 PM PDT
In reply to: I looked it up

Looking at your IP configuration your choices look incorrect. This is your choice so I can't correct it but will note that to make your machine work again you can enable DHCP until you remember your setup numbers.

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