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 Post subject: Home Network Problems
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:43 pm 
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I have built a home server so I decided to go ahead and put it downstairs in a closet with the modem and wireless router. To do so I had to run cat6 from the closet to my desktop up stairs and also a run from the closet to the apple tv in the living room. I finished everything up and set up the apple tv to pull all my movies from the server just fine, I also got all our laptops to connect to the internet just fine also. But my desktop will not connect to the internet at all. I can see my router within windows and the light on the front of the router for my desktop port is lit up, which says that the cable should be working. I can also connect to the internet when I remote into the server from my desktop. Everything is working except my desktop, and I am at a loss to the problem. Any one want to throw a idea this way as to what they think?


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 Post subject: Re: Home Network Problems
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Check the configuration of your network adapter. It might have a static IP/DNS.


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 Post subject: Re: Home Network Problems
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:10 am 
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What OS are you running on the problematic desktop computer?


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 Post subject: Re: Home Network Problems
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:40 am 
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^ ^ ^ This would be helpful.

First thing I'd try (because it's quick, and won't break anything if it doesn't fix this) is resetting the network stack.
Open a command prompt (for Vista and Win7, an Elevated command prompt), and run the folllowing command:
netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt
Give it about 5 minutes to finish, and reboot.

If it's still broken after that: please post the output of ipconfig /all from a command prompt - post both the broken machine, as well as one working machine (please indicate which one's which.)

To do this:
open a command prompt (Start > Run > [b/cmd[/b] (or, <Winkey>+<R>)
Type ipconfig /all <enter>
Right-click anywhere in the command window > Select all > <enter>. The window's contents are now copied to the clipboard; simply paste into reply.
(for the broken machine, you'll want to paste that into, say, notepad, and sneakernet it on a flash drive to a working machine.)


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 Post subject: Re: Home Network Problems
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:37 pm 
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As posted before ^^^ I would check the network config. Could possibly be set to a static IP.
If you need help checking leme know.


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