Network Adapter Not "Adapting"


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Guest

My Ethernet adapter on a new WinXP system is not connecting to a working
Ethernet adapter on my old Win2K system (thru a crossover cable formerly
attached and working with an even older Win2K system).

The status reported by WinXP is: "Limited or no connectivity".

WinXP's "repair" function says it can't complete "Renewing your IP Address"

Both Device Managers say both network adapters are working properly.

Firewall/AV/AntiSpyware are all disabled on both systems.

I'm using Adminstrator accounts on both systems.

The relevant folders on both systems are marked "shared".

The WinXP troubleshooter says it can't help me.

ipconfig /release -- ipconfig /renew gives "Unable to contact your DHCP
server. Request has timed out"

WTF?... er, I mean : How do I debug this infuriating problem? (I am not
particularly knowledgable about networks, but I can follow directions.)
 
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OzoneCo

You say that you have 2 pc's crossconnected and a message that a DHCP
server cant be found. You will need to either use a router to connect
the 2 pc's. Or you will have to assign the ip addresses manually to
both pc's.
 
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OzoneCo

The ip addresses will either have to be fixed or you have to have an
DHCP server in the mix. Turning on ICS creates a dhcp server which will
assign an ip to the other pc and that will allow your share to work. A
NAT router has a DHCP server available to assign addresses. You dont
say what you expect to accomplish other that file/print sharing. Hope
this helps. Oz
 
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Rafael T

You will need to assign IP addresses to both computers

Right click on my network icon, click on properties
Right click on local area connection, click on properties
On the new window click on internet protocol (tcp/ip) and then click on
properties
click on "use the following ip address"
type 192.168.0.1 for ip address
type 255.255.255.0 for subnet
type 192.168.0.1 for default gateway

on the second computer type
type 192.168.0.2 for ip address
type 255.255.255.0 for subnet
type 192.168.0.1 for default gateway

that's all you need to make both computer see each other.
RT
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

My Ethernet adapter on a new WinXP system is not connecting to a working
Ethernet adapter on my old Win2K system (thru a crossover cable formerly
attached and working with an even older Win2K system).

The status reported by WinXP is: "Limited or no connectivity".

WinXP's "repair" function says it can't complete "Renewing your IP Address"

Both Device Managers say both network adapters are working properly.

Firewall/AV/AntiSpyware are all disabled on both systems.

I'm using Adminstrator accounts on both systems.

The relevant folders on both systems are marked "shared".

The WinXP troubleshooter says it can't help me.

ipconfig /release -- ipconfig /renew gives "Unable to contact your DHCP
server. Request has timed out"

WTF?... er, I mean : How do I debug this infuriating problem? (I am not
particularly knowledgable about networks, but I can follow directions.)
The "limited or no connectivity" message doesn't necessarily mean that
anything is wrong. It means that:

1. The XP computer's network connection is configured to obtain an IP
address automatically, and:

2. There's no DHCP server on the network to make the assignment.

When there's no DHCP server, WinXP and Win2K automatically assign
themselves compatible IP addresses in the 169.254.x.x range. The only
difference is that WinXP gives the "limited or no connectivity"
message, and Win2K doesn't give the message. Local area networking
and file and printer sharing between them should work fine. However,
they won't be able to access the Internet.

If the Win2K system has a static IP address, assign a compatible
static IP address to the WinXP system.
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for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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Guest

Thank you Rafael,

That worked.

Glenn



Rafael T said:
You will need to assign IP addresses to both computers

Right click on my network icon, click on properties
Right click on local area connection, click on properties
On the new window click on internet protocol (tcp/ip) and then click on
properties
click on "use the following ip address"
type 192.168.0.1 for ip address
type 255.255.255.0 for subnet
type 192.168.0.1 for default gateway

on the second computer type
type 192.168.0.2 for ip address
type 255.255.255.0 for subnet
type 192.168.0.1 for default gateway

that's all you need to make both computer see each other.
RT
 

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