Internet connection failed.

  sicon67 20:09 06 Jul 04
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I'm writing on behalf of my Dad whose broadband internet connection has failed.

His NTL STB is fine and is showing an ip address.

His NIC light is green.

IPCONFIG /ALL displays no ip address.

DHCP is enabled on his TCP/IP settings.

He has checked all the connections and can see no problems.

He has done a diagnostic and some things have failed including WSA SOCKETS (whatever they are).

For some reason ping 127.0.0.1 won't even get a timed out, it doesn't even ping apparently.

Any ideas? The poor bloke is lost if he can't shop around for cheap flights to Spain.

Thanks in advance

  Creditman 21:41 06 Jul 04

If its relevant I lost my broadband connection yesterday, phoned NTL helpline (long time in q),after lengthy question/answer session they said there was not enough power coming thru to my modem & promised an engineer to come next day. Halfhour later they rang & said fault had been traced to my local relay station at end of my road & that it would be fixed within 3 hours. 2 hours later everything was back to normal. Excellent service. Best of luck.

  VoG II 21:49 06 Jul 04

I know it is not quite the same but the blueyonder standard answer to connectivity issues is to turn the modem off, wait 2 minutes, turn it on and try again.

  jonnytub 22:10 06 Jul 04

confirm VoG sentiments, heard that one many a time

  sicon67 22:16 06 Jul 04

Yeah, I'll get him to do that tomorrow.

But I think it's a problem with his pc.

The diagnostic thing says wsa socket 10019 failed. Looked it up and says something about dll. But doesn't tell you how to fix it.

  TomJerry 22:17 06 Jul 04

Modem (has a build-in processor/computer in small sense), so it may crash (just like a computer). So what you need to do is to switch off and reboot. The same trick also work for adsl modem/router. I had this problem once after leave the modem/router runing constant over two days.

The same trick also works for the Sky Digital reciver as well.

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