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Hey all,

First I'd like to say thanks to everyone for all the great information on these forums.

Now, my aunts laptop won't connect to any network. At first I thought the NIC was broken so I tried to connect through the USB port, but still nothing. It's direct into the modem.

Both the NIC and the USB will detect that there is something plugged in, but they just hang when looking for a new IP address, etc.. I've tried uninstalling the drivers and putting them back, I've gone through all the settings, I've checked everything I know.

I'm convinced it's a problem with Windows XP.. I've deleted the connections, put them back, deleted old connectinos from the registry thinking they were conflicting with things, but still nothing..

The only thing I noticed was that the NIC physical address is always listed as FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF, but since the USB has the exact same problem, I don't think that it's the problem..

Any thoughts?
 

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Re: XP won't connect to internet

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start,Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.
 
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