the second pc on our home network won't access the internet although the first does. we get a warning that the LAN has limited or no connectivity. selecting 'repair this connection' gives the message that the repair could not be completed because it failed 'renewing your IP adress'
any suggestions please?
p.s. we've tried the connection wizzard and automatic IP address selection has been enabled on both computers.
well...the internet connection went altogether but i removed the modem and reinstalled along with drivers and that has re-established the host connection but still the LAN has 'limited or no connectivity'. we tried as suggested running the wireless wizard but it wouldn't complete (not having the necessary hardware etc) windows firewall is off for both client and host, norton off on the host and zonealarm and avg off on the client. running repair on either pc's for the LAN gives the same error 'couldn't renew the IP address'
no...i put an ethernet card in the host as it was the only way to network it, but the client has an onboard connection. this has been working satisfactorily for 18 months :/ (cables all checked for connection ok). i wonder if the cable itself might just be at fault? visibly it looks perfectly ok but without a substitute to use i can't be sure?
hmmmm....the problem seems to be at the client end. we've just refreshed the connections and the host now reports that the LAN is up and running so we're running the diagnostics at the client end. it's almost like the client pc wants to 'take over' the internet connection from the host, very strange