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network won't assign address to NIC

By service ·
Have a peer to peer network (with internet access via router)that is working fine...except have one system with clean install of WinXP Home that I can't get to see network because address is not being assigned.
XP error messages ... 1. "limited or no connectivity" , then 2. "network did not assign address. . ."
Have reinstalled drivers, changed NICs, tried Network Setup Wizard too many times to count.
No joy.
System will surf net (through router) without a hitch...but can't get it talk with the network itself.
Is this an SP2 problem? I've seen comments about SP2 breaking networks but never had any trouble before.
For interest sake the other systems in network (9 systems running xp and win98 SE) work fine.
Any suggestions?
What basic step did I miss?

Thanks
Stan Cordy

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by CG IT In reply to network won't assign addr ...

what is supposed to assign an address? DHCP? if so, where is the DHCP server? on the server or a router?

if you open a command prompt [click start, run, type cmd then click ok] type ipconfig/all this should provide you with the comps address subnet mask, gateway, and DNS server and whether DHCP is enabled.

lets us know what ipconfig/all says.

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by CG IT In reply to

you can always assign the comp a static address and make a reservation in DHCP for it.

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by wcp In reply to network won't assign addr ...

I have seen this on Windows XP with SP2. The NIC would work as long as no SP2 got installed.
Typically they were onboard NIC with NVIDIA chipset.

Sometimes, turning the computer off for several hours (or overnight) would cure the problem. But more often than not, the solution was to either install a PCI NIC or provide a static IP address.
Also try http://tinyurl.com/52nj7

You could never surf Internet without proper IP address!

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by service In reply to network won't assign addr ...

I did some digging around in closets at the site (literally).
Found an 8 port hub, plugged into a 4 port swtich, plugged into a 16 port hub.
Of course there's no map to show what goes where so I have to dig out the flashlight and knee pads and go cable hunting. (isn't WIRELESS wonderful..or would be!!!)
At any rate, I think the answer may be to simply assign the IP addresses manually. Hopefully I won't break the Internet connection sharing which works just fine.

Incidentally, I checked out the article on SP2 and broken network connections. I haven't tried the fix yet but will let you know what happens.

Thanks to all for the help.

Stan

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by pierrejamme In reply to network won't assign addr ...

Or it may simply be Corrupted winsock on that computer. This happens occassionally even on a regular LAN. Check out;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259/en-us
Peter

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by service In reply to network won't assign addr ...

Thanks to all. Sorry for the delay in reporting the success of your suggestions.
Problem WAS apparently related to SP2 fix.
It seems to have done the trick.
Regards,

Stan

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