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Limited or no connectivity message

luv2bike2
I just re-installed XP Pro on a computer (deleted partition, formatted and installed XP)that had XP before. now I get a message that says Limited or no connectivity. I have updated the NIC, installed XP SP2 and its patch, I copied and paste the following regedit fix for XP SP2 ([HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPSec]
"AssumeUDPEncapsulationContextOnSendRule"=dword:00000002) and it did not work.
I changed from DHCP to the IP address of 192.168.1.2 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and than tried the IP address 192.168.2.2. still having the problem.
I also ran the netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and flush dns commands. still nothing.

I first had the computer connected through a D-link switch. When I got the limited or no connectivity i plugged it directly into the cable modem however i was still getting the error message.

I have also formatted and reinstalled XP 3 times and I am still having this problem.

Does any one have a solution this very fustrating problem?

Thanks,
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    Langlier

    1. You mention that you were hooking up through a switch then directly to the cable modem. If your cable modem has assigned all its IP addresses then you will get this error as it wont have one to assign to your machine. Stay in DHCP and hook up any other device that was previously hooked up and do an ipconfig /release to free one up. Then test.

    2. Connect to the switch without the switch being hooked up to the cable modem. We are just trying to verify that the cable works and that it will assign a 169 addy.

    3. Run a winsock fix (surprisingly I've had a corrupted winsock bring this error before)

    good places to start.

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    luv2bike2

    thank you for your suggestions!

    It must be something with my cable modem, since I brought the computer into work and was able to connect into our network without any problem.

    I will let you know what the outcome is since i have another computer that i want to hookup at my house.

    Thanks again.

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    sree_1203

    I have the same issue, my sony vaio laptop was working fine since last two years and suddenly stopped connecting to internet through wireless or Lan cable. I can see it sends packets and not receiving, when I connected through lan cable it is able to ping the router ip. It is not able to obtain the IP automatically from the DHCP router, when I manually set the IP it says connected but don't access the internet...I tried all those mentioned..and no luck..I am not preferring to reinstall the XP as I need many installations of other applns I had.. and my sys restore is not working for some reason.
    could any respond and advice it will be a great help...as I am not connected at all since two weeks..
    thanks for your time!

    my sony vaio laptop was working fine since last two years and suddenly stopped connecting to internet through wireless or Lan cable. I can see in status it sends packets and not receiving any from router, when I connected through LAN cable it is able to ping the router ip 192.168.1.1 . It is not able to obtain the IP automatically from the DHCP router, and gets the windows default ip 169.254.18.40, when I manually set the IP it says connected but doesn't access the internet...I tried all a lot..and no luck..I am not preferring to reinstall the XP as I need many other applns I had to reinstall.. and my sys restore is not working for some reason.
    It is able to detect wireless networks, signal strenth...only the thing it is not getting the IP assigned to it from router, not able receive any packets...
    no issue with WEP key...when try to do repair it says-windows not able to repair,.
    I checked with antispyware and antivirus nothing found...applied MS fix for tcpip issues, used netsh to reset the tcpip stack.,
    checked the network drivers, no events logged in event viewer..
    execpt internet access rest all ok with my laptop..
    could any one respond and advice it will be a great help!...as I am not connected at all since two weeks and it really killing my time searching for solutions!

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    luv2bike2

    by purchasing a router. i originally had the computer hooked up through a HUB, which was causing the problem. after i put my computers on the router I was able to connect to the internet with no problem what so ever.

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    sree_1203

    problem solved when I re-installed the Ethernet lan driver software, all the time I was tried with reinstalling only WLAN driver only.. this info may be useful for some one. Uninstalled both wireless and lan s/w drivers and re-installed, solved the problem..

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    Langlier

    1. You mention that you were hooking up through a switch then directly to the cable modem. If your cable modem has assigned all its IP addresses then you will get this error as it wont have one to assign to your machine. Stay in DHCP and hook up any other device that was previously hooked up and do an ipconfig /release to free one up. Then test.

    2. Connect to the switch without the switch being hooked up to the cable modem. We are just trying to verify that the cable works and that it will assign a 169 addy.

    3. Run a winsock fix (surprisingly I've had a corrupted winsock bring this error before)

    good places to start.

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    luv2bike2

    thank you for your suggestions!

    It must be something with my cable modem, since I brought the computer into work and was able to connect into our network without any problem.

    I will let you know what the outcome is since i have another computer that i want to hookup at my house.

    Thanks again.

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    sree_1203

    I have the same issue, my sony vaio laptop was working fine since last two years and suddenly stopped connecting to internet through wireless or Lan cable. I can see it sends packets and not receiving, when I connected through lan cable it is able to ping the router ip. It is not able to obtain the IP automatically from the DHCP router, when I manually set the IP it says connected but don't access the internet...I tried all those mentioned..and no luck..I am not preferring to reinstall the XP as I need many installations of other applns I had.. and my sys restore is not working for some reason.
    could any respond and advice it will be a great help...as I am not connected at all since two weeks..
    thanks for your time!

    my sony vaio laptop was working fine since last two years and suddenly stopped connecting to internet through wireless or Lan cable. I can see in status it sends packets and not receiving any from router, when I connected through LAN cable it is able to ping the router ip 192.168.1.1 . It is not able to obtain the IP automatically from the DHCP router, and gets the windows default ip 169.254.18.40, when I manually set the IP it says connected but doesn't access the internet...I tried all a lot..and no luck..I am not preferring to reinstall the XP as I need many other applns I had to reinstall.. and my sys restore is not working for some reason.
    It is able to detect wireless networks, signal strenth...only the thing it is not getting the IP assigned to it from router, not able receive any packets...
    no issue with WEP key...when try to do repair it says-windows not able to repair,.
    I checked with antispyware and antivirus nothing found...applied MS fix for tcpip issues, used netsh to reset the tcpip stack.,
    checked the network drivers, no events logged in event viewer..
    execpt internet access rest all ok with my laptop..
    could any one respond and advice it will be a great help!...as I am not connected at all since two weeks and it really killing my time searching for solutions!

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    luv2bike2

    by purchasing a router. i originally had the computer hooked up through a HUB, which was causing the problem. after i put my computers on the router I was able to connect to the internet with no problem what so ever.

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    sree_1203

    problem solved when I re-installed the Ethernet lan driver software, all the time I was tried with reinstalling only WLAN driver only.. this info may be useful for some one. Uninstalled both wireless and lan s/w drivers and re-installed, solved the problem..