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PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:48 pm
by hudsthinking1999
Why am I still using Windows XP again?

I'm currently trying to connect my desktop PC to the Internet with a LAN connection. I set up everything correctly, I turned off proxy settings, I did everything I could. It says it's connected, but when I check the status, it's sending packets, but it's not receiving any of those packets. I can't even get to Google or any other big websites.

Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Maybe it's because I'm using a public DNS address or something, but I can't exactly put my finger on it.

Re: PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:10 pm
by Bob Dobbs
The first thing I can suggest is if you have a spare LAN card that is friendly with your PC, use that. I had two PC's during the late 1990's/early 2000's that the integrated LAN port did not work. Once I had replaced my NIC card in each of my PC's, everything worked.

Re: PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:04 pm
by Aleron Ives
Are you connected directly to a router? Are you using DHCP? If so, is your PC receiving an IP address to use?

Re: PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:16 pm
by hudsthinking1999
@Bob Dobbs: Cool story. Thanks for the information.

@Aleron Ives: To answer your questions:

1. Yes.
2. No.
3. I don't think so.

Re: PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:25 pm
by grimgravy014
More often than not, your router will supply your PC with an ip address via DHCP automatically. Do you have a static ip set on your NIC? If not, is the address configured in the 169.254.x.x range? If so, your NIC is requesting an address, but your router isn't assigning one, so it's assigning itself an APIPA address.

Open up cmd and type 'ipconfig' and paste the results here.

Re: PC Internet connection help?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:12 pm
by hudsthinking1999
grimgravy014 wrote:More often than not, your router will supply your PC with an ip address via DHCP automatically. Do you have a static ip set on your NIC? If not, is the address configured in the 169.254.x.x range? If so, your NIC is requesting an address, but your router isn't assigning one, so it's assigning itself an APIPA address.

Open up cmd and type 'ipconfig' and paste the results here.


Thanks for the information, it helps quite a bit. I'll answer your questions soon.