Limited or No Network Connectivity

  Matt.tt 18:13 06 Jul 2007
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Hi,
I have a few win xp computers linked together on my network. This was working fine, via a dlink router.

Over the last weekend, I tidied all the cables around the area of where my router is. When I plugged the thing back in, all the computers connected to it started saying 'Limited or no connetivity.'
If I click details, It says Invalid IP. If i click repair, It says unable to renew IP.

If i change the IP Settings from Dynamic, to Static, It connects fine. However of course, for a router, you have to have dynamic IP addresses, and when I put it back to this, of course it just went back to saying limited area connection.

I took out the router from the situation, encase it was that the router was faulty, and I put a switch in its place - The same thing happened.


However in both situations, my windows 2000 laptop connects fine on dynamic IP...but just did not recieve any data.

A windows XP Laptop, that is very rarely connected to the network, once connected up, said the same thing - Limited or no Connectivity

Please help someone...I have no idea what to do lol!?
Thanks

  Matt.tt 18:14 06 Jul 2007

A little info;

Focousing on my laptop, which is posisitioned next to the router;

My isp is Freedom2Surf - I live in the Uk
I have a dlink-g604t router/modem. - not have tried resetting this many times, so not sure if cnnected to internet and stuff or not!
My connection type is wired
Network card - Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
laptop - Dell Inspiron 2200
windows home sp2

  Matt.tt 18:16 06 Jul 2007

ps. oh yeah..and this is something I have tried.......

I went; Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL


and got this message;

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Matt>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : l2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-3F-0B-71-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.223.234
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Matt>



I duno what it all means particually....but thought it might help! :D

  Greengage 19:12 06 Jul 2007

This couldn't be similar to your problem, could it? click here

  johnnyrocker 19:58 06 Jul 2007

reboot all in the order of modem/router/pc's allowing two minutes between each operation.



johnny.

  Matt.tt 20:26 06 Jul 2007

Greenpage - Thanks, but It is not quite what I need.

Johnnyrocker - Thanks, but this does not seam to help either! :S

Any other sugestions please!??

  Matt.tt 21:37 06 Jul 2007

Ok, right.
To try and find out exaclty what the problem is, I have illiminated the modem, and router.
In its place i have put a switch. Now I ahve my laptop connected to dial-up, which is connect to the swich, and all my other computers are connected to the switch as well.

It is still comming up with 'Limited or no network connectivity.'

Should this in theory work?
If so, any other ideas!??

cheers in advance.

  Matt.tt 21:40 06 Jul 2007

p.s I don't think that the dial-up connection is shared

  woodchip 21:41 06 Jul 2007

Check main BT line socket where it enters the Building. Take the front off the socket you will find one inside, that you can plug the filter into to try it

  Matt.tt 21:51 06 Jul 2007

hi woodchip,

Thanks...but nothing changes. Everyhting is still the same :S


any other ideas please anyone

  cream. 21:52 06 Jul 2007

Looks like you have a static IP address. Does it connect with this. Have you put this 169.254.223.234 in your TCP/IP properties section of the computers. have you configuered the router to accept the computers on the network.

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