Here's the deal. Around here, PCI network cards on sale are 4.99 or less. Even daily prices are under 9.99. While it would be nice to get your onboard card to work proper if that is the issue, I always pull out a network card and use that to see if this is the issue.
Sometimes you have to bow to the reality that a cheap fix is the way out. Also, a so-so ethernet cable can cause this or a failing port on the router or a router that needs a firmware update. Given today's bargain prices, support seems non-existant.
NVIDIA nForce MCP problems
I have a big problem. I'm trying to connect to the internet by using ethernet instead of USB.
I got all the drivers for my ethernet card and everything is looking great.
But then I get this crap about having limited to no connectivity. I try to repair this by clicking "Repair."
After about 5 minutes it says that it cannot fix the problem because it cannot renew my IP address.
I tryed releasing and renewing my IP address by using the IPCONFIG commands. Again, no luck. I got this error message:
" An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."
And now I'm here asking for help.
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.