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Laptop won't connect

By vewart ·
This one has me perplexed. I'm running NT4.0 under Small Business Server and 3 Kingston 10/100 hubs. I've got an HP Omnibook with a Kingston ethernet card that had been connecting and logging on just fine until about 2 weeks ago. It suddenly quit, but there was a linklight. Took the laptop to another location and it connected to the network just fine. Okay, I thought the cable was bad. Had the electrician in to test the line and it tested fine, but he replaced it anyway. Retested and it tested fine. Tried to connect to the network with the laptop again - no go. Brought a desktop in from another office and tried it - connected just fine. Anyone got a clue?

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by buzz70_98 In reply to Laptop won't connect

If you are using a DHCP server, than it might be that your ip lease has expired. If that is the case, then go to dos prompt and type ipconfig /release, then reboot the machine. If it is a static ip, then you might have a problem with a wrong subnet. If you can do the loopback, then you know your TCP is running fine and that it is either an incorect ip scheme that you have on your laptop. One more thing, did you check to see if you can ping your local machines. If you cannot, than I need toknow what error you get or response (unreachable or timed out). Unreachable will mean that you deffinetly in a wrong subnet. Again, the main question is, are you running DHCP server or not. Next, is tcp properly installed.

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