Nightmare with TCP/IP and NIC card - HELP!

  JamieB82 11:15 08 Oct 07
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Hi- sorry for the long post, I'm trying to give as much detail as possible!

I'm trying to setup a wired network between my laptop (D-Link DFE-690txd NIC card) and a Netgear DG834G v3, in order that I can share my DSL internet connection with my housemate via the wireless element of the Netgear. This is the second router I am trying, having attempted this with another router and thinking it must've been broken (how wrong I was ). I'm using a Toshiba Satellite Z-1100 and Win XP SP2.

I haven't been able to even get to the 'setup' phase of the Netgear as it isn't recognising a connection between the ethernet cable from the NIC to the router. I think there is a problem with my TCP/IP settings, as the following doesn't look right to me:

Ipconfig /all result:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Orange Broadband: (how I connect now)

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.136.163.37
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 62.136.163.37
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 195.92.195.90
195.92.195.91

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-88-28-FF-D8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Also, if I try to repair the connection I get:

"TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection".

I have researched EVERYWHERE on the net about a solution but got nowhere. I have used the Winsock fix, deleted winsock(2) from the registry, used the CMD commands to flush the TCP/IP stack etc.

I have also removed all the options from the LAN connection settings bound to the card (protocols etc) but am unable to remove the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) setting. I tried a technique found on another forum but it didn't work. I have uninstalled/re-installed the NIC card, changed drivers etc, but no luck.

Can anyone give me any help? I am at my wit's end! Many thanks, Jamie

  ambra4 11:51 08 Oct 07

Ok lets run through the setup

If any firewalls are installed on any of the PCs, uninstall them.

This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Client, F-Secure, McAfee Firewall, Trend Micro, Comodo, PC Tools Firewall Plus etc.

In many cases, disabling the firewall is not enough; you have to actually uninstall it.

Do not install or re-install the firewall until after you have the network functioning properly

  ambra4 11:52 08 Oct 07

eb Browser Settings

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

Start IE web browser. Select-Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab

In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:

“Never dial a connection”,

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.

If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”

Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed Options:

“Automatically detect settings”,

“Use automatic configuration script”

“Use a proxy server”.

Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

  ambra4 12:02 08 Oct 07

Network Adapter Setup on all Computers

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection

Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected,

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” Click the “Properties” button

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Click- Advanced-Click-WINS-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup

DO NOT CHANGE ANY OTHER SETTING

Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click-Power Management Tab

Untick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

  ambra4 12:03 08 Oct 07

Other Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on

Next-Finish

  ambra4 12:05 08 Oct 07

The 2 displays Icon should be in the task bar-Right Click-Status-Support

What you should see is the following:

Address Type: Assigned by DHCP

IP Address 192.186.1.XXX which is the Computer IP Address

Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway 192.168.X.X which is the router IP Address

If you click the Detail button you will see a lot more information the WINS Server is always blank

You should now be able to browse the Internet

If you have any blank spaces (Gateway, IP address etc) you need to recheck the Router Setup and Lan Card setting

  ambra4 12:11 08 Oct 07

If after setting up the above the system is still not working replace the NIC card

  JamieB82 12:25 08 Oct 07

The "connection status" box on the LAN connection is empty, no IP address or any other details.

If I click "repair", I get the error "TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection".

Any ideas? Cheers

  ambra4 13:51 08 Oct 07

Check device manager and see if network card is working or the driver need to be installed

Is lan card on motherboard reload the lan driver from CD

  ambra4 13:52 08 Oct 07

IT could be the lan card is bad you might need to get a new one

  JamieB82 14:33 08 Oct 07

The LAN card in device manager is working fine, it is a PCMCIA card.

If I buy a new one though, won't the problem with the TCP/IP still be there?

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