Cannot get on the Internet with XP

  zeppman 14:51 25 Apr 10
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I have a pc with XPpro sp3 and IE8
I have gone into ipconfig /all

ip routing enabled. No
auto configuration enabled
auto configuration ip address. 169.254.81.253

I have flushed DNS cache & used Winsock fix

my email is reporting the incoming server pop3 cannot be found


Any help would be great

  Sea Urchin 14:59 25 Apr 10

Is this a problem that has just started, or is it a new setup and the first time trying to get online? Who is the service provider?

  zeppman 15:09 25 Apr 10

No this isn't a new setup and I have no way of finding my ip address Im on Virgin cable

  Sea Urchin 15:23 25 Apr 10

Have you checked Virgins' status page - maybe a problem in your area

click here

  mgmcc 15:40 25 Apr 10

If you are using a router, the 169.254.81.253 IP address indicates that your computer has been unable to get its addresses automatically and Windows has defaulted to allocating a "169.254" address.

You don't say if you're trying to connect "wirelessly" but, if you are, then your wireless adapter has failed to connect properly to the router.

  zeppman 15:46 25 Apr 10

Yes I have netgear WNR2000
I have been advised to update nic card not sure how to do that?

  zeppman 15:52 25 Apr 10

Is this my IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:08 25 Apr 10

Try connecting a cable from router to PC if that doesn't work try connecting from modem to PC.

report back if either work or not.

  zeppman 16:22 25 Apr 10

I have gone back to Ipconfig /all now showing Ip adddress begini g with 192 but not on net yet.tried cables no luck

  zeppman 16:26 25 Apr 10

Tried to repair Local area connection
windows could not finish repairing couldnot complete renewing IP address

  zeppman 16:34 25 Apr 10

Have ran Network diagnostics
Internet explorer not configured
Ethernet adaptor failed
network clients status ok

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