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Windows 7: Wired connection dead after moving home

17 Aug 2011   #1
TimmyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wired connection dead after moving home

Hey folks,

I moved home not long ago and took my router with me.

Since then, the laptops with wireless connections are working fine, but my wired desktop isn't connecting to the internet.

Chrome says it's a DNS problem, Windows just connects to an unknown network and gets nowhere..

What am I doing wrong? I know what DNS is, but as far as configuring it I'm pretty stumped.

Attached is a grab of my ipconfig.

Thanks all




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17 Aug 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well the most obvious thing would be if dhcp was turned off on the router.

But also, if you have installed Photoshop or any other Adobe software you may be the victim of some Apple software installed with it. I believe it was called "Rendevous"(sp). If you see that that service is installed, it may be blocking your computer from getting dhcp.

It's also possible to burn out ehternet poirs rather easy, haveyou tried a different port onthe router? and/or maybeyour computer if you have more than one?
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17 Aug 2011   #3
TimmyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will check the router for DHCP shortly. I do have some Adobe software.. I'll check for rendezvous too.

I did think it might have been a broken port/card. I've tried different ports on the router, but there's only one on my computer. Could well be that?

Just seems odd that it would do that, as it seems to have occurred because of moving house
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17 Aug 2011   #4
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi Timmy, welcome o sevenforums. The address you have in the image is the default one and there is no default gateway number. Since the lappy's are working OK I would try a different ethernet cable if you have one available as these are the weakest part of the setup and can cause fault symptoms like these.
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18 Aug 2011   #5
TimmyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi folks,

DHCP on the router is on.. And tried a different cable to no avail.. Checked for rendezvous, bonjour, and any other apple/adobe software that could be interfering but nothing.

Pretty stumped as to what it could be to be honest..

Is it just me or does it look like the network card failing? But it just really seems like it could be down to moving house too..
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18 Aug 2011   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well you've eliminated just about everything else. You have a spare network card you can put in? That would be the easiest thing without s0pending money randomly...

It's amazingly east to "pop" any ethernet port when you plug in a net cable. So merely hooking it back up in your new place could have done it. Linksys devices were always SUPER prone to this. I had an 8 port router with only 4 working ports at once time. And it can happen at either end of course...
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18 Aug 2011   #7
TimmyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Will try all the ports on the router, then try finding a decent wireless card with an ethernet adapter on Amazon tomorrow.. Any suggestions?
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19 Aug 2011   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Wireless card? For your desktop? Just need a plain ethernet adapter unles you really did want to go wireless from your desktop.

I don't really have any brand suggestions... Linksys are cheap and functional but prone to burnout (historicly). Maybe better now that they are owned by Cicso. Been using Netgear stuff at home lately, seems ok.
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19 Aug 2011   #9
TimmyP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A bit odd, I know.. My reasoning being that if it's not down to the port failing and is something more, at least I'll be able to give up on it and just use the wireless.. In theory

The router we have is Netgear so I'll have a dig about for something reasonable.
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19 Aug 2011   #10
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

have u tried taking ur PC just for example round to a friends house? just for 30 seconds, power on see if it finds it through 'there ethernet' and u'll have ur answer, could easily have a knock an ur NIC has died.

or even bringing a laptop/desktop to urs.
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