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Wired connection works on one computer, but not another.

by enjoi0523 / January 10, 2010 11:56 AM PST

So I've decided to run Cat5 Cables from my router to my server running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (approx. 100 feet away). I also have a desktop computer running Windows XP Professional. My issue is that I can connect the Cat5 wire into my server and get internet, but when I connect the Cat5 wire into my desktop, it says "connected" but I do not receive internet. I've tried setting a static IP, which didn't work, and I've tried it on "obtain IP automatically". No matter what I do, it will not connect to the internet. Any help would be appreciated.

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what does ipconfig say?
by Steven Haninger / January 10, 2010 6:03 PM PST

Does it show the same gateway as the server? Can you ping your ISPs server with both? If you can access the router but no internet, you may want to look at and especially 3rd party ones.

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RE:What does the IPCONFIG say?
by enjoi0523 / January 14, 2010 11:59 AM PST

Yeah, I can ping the ISP with the server, but not with the desktop. I talked to the IT guy at my school and said to make sure that I had my MAC Address cloning off, and that that may be causing the problem. I checked, and it's off.

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But can you access the router's web interface?
by Steven Haninger / January 14, 2010 7:54 PM PST

Do http://(gateway address) and see if you bring up the entry port. It's possible you just have a firewall issue. Sometimes you can tell this by booting safe mode with networking and see if you can get on the internet.

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No internet still.
by enjoi0523 / January 16, 2010 2:43 PM PST

No, I am not able to connect to the router. I opened up cmd and did the "ipconfig /all" and it said that DHCP Enable is No, IP Routing is No. I tried connecting with a wireless device, and it works fine. I've also used different NIC cards, and have had no luck with them.

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by rocorral / February 21, 2010 7:16 AM PST
In reply to: No internet still.

100 feet may be to long for a Cat5 ethernet cable Make it shorter or get a repeater.

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