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LAN connection lost

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My desktop LAN connection on Windows XP SP2 has suddenly stopped working and I cannot access internet through the DSL LAN connection. I even cannot view the network connections when I click on the 'view network connections' link. I also checked my desktop network adapter through the device manager and it works fine but for some reason the network connection cannot be viewed and internet is not accessible. My router works fine and i can access internet on my laptop with a wireless network connection. Any tips on how could i make internet work on my desktop through the wired LAN connection?
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    Tig2

    Turn off computer, unplug first the router, then the modem. Wait 30 full seconds. I just leave the room and feed the cats.

    Now- plug in the modem. Wait a full minute (not knowing your provider). Now plug in the router.

    Now start up the computer. Your desktop should be able to connect.

    Sometimes they just get scrambled.

    Let's know if this doesn't work.

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    If Tigger's ideas do not work. You may want to get to a command prompt on both computers and type ipconfig /all. See if both computers are configured the same way except for the IP address assigned to that network adapter. If they are not the same, could you please let us know what is different.

    Then while at the command prompt type ping "ip address of default gateway" and see if that works.

    One last thing are the link lights on and green for that switch port?

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    HCream

    Some other things worth to try:
    1. Check for loose cable.
    2. Recycle the power of the network card. (make sure you unplug the power cable from the PC for a few minutes, not just turning off the PC power switch)
    3. (If possible)Remove the network card. Power up the PC without the card. Then put the card back in and power up. XP will do its plug-n-play thing and will discover the NIC again.

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    Tig2

    Turn off computer, unplug first the router, then the modem. Wait 30 full seconds. I just leave the room and feed the cats.

    Now- plug in the modem. Wait a full minute (not knowing your provider). Now plug in the router.

    Now start up the computer. Your desktop should be able to connect.

    Sometimes they just get scrambled.

    Let's know if this doesn't work.

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    If Tigger's ideas do not work. You may want to get to a command prompt on both computers and type ipconfig /all. See if both computers are configured the same way except for the IP address assigned to that network adapter. If they are not the same, could you please let us know what is different.

    Then while at the command prompt type ping "ip address of default gateway" and see if that works.

    One last thing are the link lights on and green for that switch port?

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    HCream

    Some other things worth to try:
    1. Check for loose cable.
    2. Recycle the power of the network card. (make sure you unplug the power cable from the PC for a few minutes, not just turning off the PC power switch)
    3. (If possible)Remove the network card. Power up the PC without the card. Then put the card back in and power up. XP will do its plug-n-play thing and will discover the NIC again.