Why can my network adapter send packets but not receive them?
Hi. I am new to this forum, so I hope I am posting this question in the right place.
With all this COVID-19 situation, I am trying to help my niece achieve a laptop so she can take classes with the teacher online.
I had an old Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA 150 – Bw) that I am trying to prepare for her. However I am struggling with network problems for a couple of days now…
So, before formatting I was not able to find WIFI networks. After re-installing the WIFI driver, I was able to connect it to my home local network, I did some downloads, accessed pages, etc. As I had other problems (cam drivers problems, performance issues), I have decided to format the notebook with Windows XP Professional x32 (previously it had the Windows XP Home Edition x32). I have installed the official Acer tool that had all the original and right drivers (after a couple of formats eheh).
What happens is I can’t access the network, even if I get the good quality signal. I have noticed that some packets are sent but no packets received. The only ones I was able to receive, I think it was the DHCP ones from the router because I can get the new IP from the router. However it is strange that I receive the same IP before formatting and I removed it from the router myself (using the admin page).
I can’t ping the router (dns/dhcp – 192.168.1.1), I can’t ping other devices connected to the same router. It gives me the timeout issue with 0 packets received (= 4 packets lost). I’ve tried many things. I am able to ping device to device (all the other ones I have connected to the same network and that are 100% functional), other device to router, etc. With the LAN cable I can ping from the notebook to the router and/or other connected devices, that also can ping this notebook. However, I can’t login on the router’s page (I can connect to it only, other pages won’t work). I also can’t ping http://www.google.com or 22.214.171.124, but I can ping locally 127.0.0.1.
I found this really really odd and it is giving me headaches. The only problems that are occurring to me are right now are:
– wrong/problematic WIFI drivers;
– messed up WIFI board.
Nevertheless, I think the notebook would not be able to connect to the router DHCP in order to get a new IP address If one of the above problems were happenin…I have already tried with manual and with automatic IP and the problem mantains. The renew and release IP don’t solve, I have flushed the DNS…nothing.
Can someone help me out with some tips/hints, please?