help with lan conn

  mad1234 07:20 29 Jan 2009
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guys i wonder if you can help me with this one

i have a small network set up with 3 wireless pc's (XP), 1 laptop (XP)(wireless) & 2 wired pc's(1-vista & 1-XP) & what happened was the wired pc running XP just died a horrible death & i have had to buy a new pc. the new pc is an HP Pavilion a6511 running vista.

my problem is that i can't seem to connect it to the internet or to the existing network via the LAN cable. i would prefer to connect it directly to the internet as this is to become the main pc on the network that the others run through.

any advice would be appreciated thanks

  mgmcc 07:39 29 Jan 2009

You don't say what you're connecting the new PC to, but presumably it is a *Router*. Probably the first thing to check is whether its network adapter (the "Local Area Connection") is getting its correct TCP/IPv4 IP address from the Router, which you can do by opening a Command Prompt window and running the command IPCONFIG /ALL

  mad1234 07:56 29 Jan 2009

thanks mgmcc
yes i am connecting to a router via a lan cable

done that & this is what i get but i have no idea what to do next
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : server
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-15-58-F7-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::445a:5c83:e6b0:49c9%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.73.201(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{5712EE7A-64EE-47A3-A0A1-1C345A49A
E4C}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

  mad1234 13:37 29 Jan 2009

hey guys i know what the problem is :)

aparently you can only connect one windows vista home premium computer via a lan cable to a domain (router) if you make one wireless then the problem goes away.

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