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LAN Connectivity After a New HDD

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LAN Connectivity After a New HDD

robert.vivarelli
I posted a question on this yesterday, but im not sure if I asked the question the right way.

I am attempting to fix an emachines t2682 for a friend who doesnt have the means to get a new one or pay to have it fixed. I know enough to be dangerous..

His HDD went bad. I put a new one in for him and installed XP on it with the restore CD's that came with it. Since doing so I cannot get it to connect through its ethernet port. I reinstalled the drivers several times.(I used one of my computers to download them from the realtek website, onto a flashdrive etc.)
I have checked the tcp/ip settings, all set to auto. My DSL ISP does not have any specific settings. I am connecting through a linksys router although. There isnt anything blocking it through the router either. When I check the activity log on the router this machine does not show up as connected. I can plug another computer into the same line and it will go right online.
When i did an IP Config, everything looks normal, it is showing up with an IP address etc.
I feel like im missing something very simple..
Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks to the two that replied to my last question..
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    p.j.hutchison

    What does IPCONFIG show when you run it? Is it getting the right IP address? Have you tried using PING tool (ping itself, ping its router, ping an outside address)?

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    robert.vivarelli

    How do I know if it is the correct IP address when I run IPCONFIG?

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    CG IT

    Since you have DSL, then I assume you have a DSL router. The DSL router typically has a built in switch that you connect the computers to. The DSL router also typically has DHCP server turned on by default [DHCP provides IP addresses to workstations/hosts].

    Depending upon which DSL router you have, the typical address range it will give to workstations/host is 192.168.1. 2-254 or 192.168.2. 2-254 [the 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are reserved for the router address].

    So when you run ipconfig from the command prompt it will tell you the address of the workstation/host. [see above] if it has 169.X.X.X then DHCP on the router isn't providing an address.

    so what IP address do you get on the machine when you run ipconfig from the command prompt?

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    p.j.hutchison

    It will either return a zero address (0.0.0.0) or an APIPA address (169.254.x.x) or an address that does not resemble any other address on your network.

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    p.j.hutchison

    What does IPCONFIG show when you run it? Is it getting the right IP address? Have you tried using PING tool (ping itself, ping its router, ping an outside address)?

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    robert.vivarelli

    How do I know if it is the correct IP address when I run IPCONFIG?

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    CG IT

    Since you have DSL, then I assume you have a DSL router. The DSL router typically has a built in switch that you connect the computers to. The DSL router also typically has DHCP server turned on by default [DHCP provides IP addresses to workstations/hosts].

    Depending upon which DSL router you have, the typical address range it will give to workstations/host is 192.168.1. 2-254 or 192.168.2. 2-254 [the 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are reserved for the router address].

    So when you run ipconfig from the command prompt it will tell you the address of the workstation/host. [see above] if it has 169.X.X.X then DHCP on the router isn't providing an address.

    so what IP address do you get on the machine when you run ipconfig from the command prompt?

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    p.j.hutchison

    It will either return a zero address (0.0.0.0) or an APIPA address (169.254.x.x) or an address that does not resemble any other address on your network.