Computer saying limited or no connectivity

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  1. owenkkkk

    owenkkkk New Member

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    Hi Guys.

    http://forums.windowsforum.org/index.php?showtopic=csegia

    I have a HP Compact S5200UK Tower which I have just rebuilt as it is needing to be introduced to a peer to peer network of 6 computers at work.
    I have loaded Windows XP onto this unit and now would like to update the computer via windows update in preparation for this.
    After going to the HP website I found the original drivers and installed what I believed to be the correct network driver "NVidia nForce MCP Neworking Controller". I now find that I cant get onto the internet and that I get the message "this computer has limited or no connectivity which could effect your connection to other computers on the Network or with the ability to get on the net".
    The computer does not seem to be able to generate a proper IP address and seems to be given a 162 number which is a random temp number when your computer cannot connect to the DHCP Host. I have tried to ping other computers and I cant. I have pinged my Network card and got a reply which indicates that it is ok, and I have also checked in device manager and there does not seem to be any issues.
    I have also been on the phone to ISP for numerous hours all to no avail as their is not a problem with their connection as I have a lap-top connecting via wireless which also works fine when I plug in the Ethernet. Am now running out of ideas?????


    DBow
     
  2. Clash

    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    Sounds like it could be multiple things... i'd just scrap the net card and get a new one instead of trouble shooting this one...for $20, not worth your time.
     
  3. homeboy9

    homeboy9 Senior Member

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    well you could infact have an easy solution... try downloading the nforce drivers from Nvidia.... or if that doesnt work you could try installing a linux distro to find out which card it is... that and if its an older computer that all you need to do is internet and email its not a bad route either.... there are other routes as well but try one of those and see what happens
     
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    Clash The Go-To Guy

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    i new card would come with drivers on a disk... and it would work... or u can try a USB antenna
     
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    This.
     
  6. -=DaRKSTaR=-

    -=DaRKSTaR=- Senior Member

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    like said can be many things. was the ethernet working before you installed the drivers? try uninstalling the drivers in device manager. and see if it works as base standard using xp drivers or instead of hp try nvidia as suggested. had these kind of problems before on xp. on windows 7 now i just use the standard ones instead of trying to update to the latest one. so could try a previous version of the driver since new versions can cause problems. not sure why the need of a update when its working fine on previous versions.
     

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