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Notebook lan connection works -- am able to connect with other computers. But unable to get internet connection -- this happened abruptly, possibly after installing Zone Alarum,. Removed firewall, still no internet connection.Install PC wifi card, internet connect is solid. Remove card, still no net connect over lan, but can get to other computers.Stymied.

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[quote]this happened abruptly, possibly after installing Zone Alarum[/quote] So you think it might be related to ZA ? Is this the 1st time you've installed it ? Have you put it in 'learning mode' to start with ?What firewall did you have prior to it ? Another 3rd party one, or XP's own ? What do your ISP and LAN [u]status[/u] columns show in Network Connections folder ? What does your ISP have to say about this situation ? Have you contacted them yet ?

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[quote]Install PC wifi card, internet connect is solid. Remove card, still no net connect over lan, but can get to other computers.[/quote]That sounds like your not getting proper name resolution off your NIC setup. In TCP/IP properties how is your DNS servers setup? Do you know the ip addresses for your DNS servers?

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To check the DNS, you can try entering 4.2.2.2 as both the primary and secondary DNS addresses and see if that helps. Your ISP should be able to provide you with the server addresses they'd prefer you use. But if your router is already configured properly and the other computers on the same network can access the internet, then it has to be the settings in this one computer that aren't correct. Check to see if you have it set to automatically assign an IP and DNS address, and in Internet Options/Connections, make sure you have "Never dial a connection" selected.

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everything is automatic, same as the notebook right next to it.I run ZA on several other computers with no problem. But I have removed ZA and also disabled XP firewall.Using ethernet, I can access all other computers on the network.Using wifi card 802.11b or 11g internet works perfectly, with no change in settings, all automatic, same internet setup etc.my isp walked me through a new setup from scratch, still no internet connection via lan, so ISP says I must need a new ethernet card - but that doesn't seem logical since I can browse my own network without a problem, i.e., ethernet works.

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And have you tried using IPCONFIG to Release and Renew the NIC's connection?RUN>cmd /K ipconfig

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yes dns suffix [blank]autoconfig ip 169.254.0.0subnet mask 255.255.0.0gateway [blank]this, after removing drivers and reinstalling themLocal lan = okay, no internetThe difference in computers is interesting, in the other notebook that has lan & internetip address = 192.168.1.105subnet mask 255.255.255.0default gateway 192.168.1.1Otherwise the tcp/ip settings for both computers are identical

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What happens if you assign a static IP address to the notebook's built-in Ethernet controller? Perhaps it may help if you can give us the output of [code]ipconfig /all[/code] from a command prompt, with and without the WiFi card. Obviously it looks like your built-in Ethernet isn't picking up a DHCP address. Can you give us a little more background of your network setup, i.e., routers/switches, DHCP servers, etc, broadband connection type. :D

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[quote name='nlinecomputers' date='Dec 16 2004, 08:52 PM']Again have you tried to plug in a manuall set of DNS numbers.  If that works then you've got problems with your DHCP or DNS stack.[/quote]I'm not sure how to manually plug in a set of DNS numbers -- I'm running off a dsl modem and hubs, local lan via Netbeui , everything is automaticThis seems to be a software problem of some kind -- I've searched the registry for anything that looks like leftover zone labs stuff, looked at task manager, not sure what's there, but I compare one computer running ZA with the one that won't connect, and I don't see any ZA stuff.

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degustibus,we need to take it one step at a time to resolve this problem. My first thought would be to put the WiFi card back in and do two things: run [b]ipconfig /all[/b] and then [b]netstat -r[/b] to see the routing table. For example, this is my ipconfig output:[code]Windows IP Configuration        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : canterwood        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter forVMnet8        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-08        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.49.1        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter forVMnet1        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-56-C0-00-01        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.190.1        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :Ethernet adapter Network Bridge (Network Bridge) 2:        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-FF-06-22-EB-38        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.114        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 14, 2004 10:42:03PM        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 25, 2004 1:42:03AM[/code]The netstat output is this:[code]Route Table===========================================================================Interface List0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface0x2 ...00 50 56 c0 00 08 ...... VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet80x3 ...00 50 56 c0 00 01 ...... VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet10x4 ...02 ff 06 22 eb 38 ...... MAC Bridge Miniport - Packet Scheduler Miniport======================================================================================================================================================Active Routes:Network Destination        Netmask          Gateway       Interface  Metric          0.0.0.0          0.0.0.0      192.168.1.1   192.168.1.114       10        127.0.0.0        255.0.0.0        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       1      192.168.1.0    255.255.255.0    192.168.1.114   192.168.1.114       10    192.168.1.114  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       10    192.168.1.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.1.114   192.168.1.114       10     192.168.49.0    255.255.255.0     192.168.49.1    192.168.49.1       20     192.168.49.1  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       20   192.168.49.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.49.1    192.168.49.1       20    192.168.190.0    255.255.255.0    192.168.190.1   192.168.190.1       20    192.168.190.1  255.255.255.255        127.0.0.1       127.0.0.1       20  192.168.190.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.190.1   192.168.190.1       20        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0    192.168.1.114   192.168.1.114       10        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0     192.168.49.1    192.168.49.1       20        224.0.0.0        240.0.0.0    192.168.190.1   192.168.190.1       20  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.1.114   192.168.1.114       1  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255     192.168.49.1    192.168.49.1       1  255.255.255.255  255.255.255.255    192.168.190.1   192.168.190.1       1Default Gateway:       192.168.1.1===========================================================================Persistent Routes:  None[/code]Now, bear in mind I have VMWare running as well as a network bridge setup with a virtual adapater and my real Ethernet controller, so your's won't look as complex. However, we should be able to diagnose your situation. Edited by Peachy

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I stop using ZA long time ago.I recall that it use to leave live services behind, you need to look at the services, Not the registry.For DNS etc. Log the this page the section of WinXP has links to pictures of Manual Installation.Link to: [url="http://www.ezlan.net/Installing.html"] Windows Network - Installing & Sharing.[/url] :D Edited by JackR

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[quote name='degustibus' date='Dec 16 2004, 09:22 PM']I'm not sure how to manually plug in a set of DNS numbers -- I'm running off a dsl modem and hubs,  local lan via Netbeui , everything is automaticThis seems to be a software problem of some kind -- I've searched the registry for anything that looks like leftover zone labs stuff, looked at task manager, not sure what's there, but I compare one computer running ZA with the one that won't connect, and I don't see any ZA stuff.[/quote]Right click on your Ethernet connection icon in [b]Network Connections[/b], find the TCP/IP line, click on [b]Properties[/b], and in the [b]General[/b] tab you can set the DNS addresses manually.

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I would try plugging directly into the modem and see what happens. And although it might not seem logical, NIC's being dirt cheap I would try another.Who is your ISP?

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[quote]autoconfig ip 169.254.0.0[/quote]That's a Windows default address. Your DHCP connection is not working. Have you restricted the range of your DHCP addresses.This sounds like a TCP/IP problem.

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Using the lan enabled ethernet, local lan okay, no internet::Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Local Area Connection 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.0.0 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ================With Orinoco b card: Locan lan and internet okayWindows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Wireless Network Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ORiNOCO Wireless LAN PC Card (5 volt) Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-2D-3A-48-80 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))0Netstat with PC card inInterface List0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface0x20002 ...00 02 2d 3a 48 80 ...... ORiNOCO Wireless LAN PC Card (5 volt) - Packet Scheduler Miniport======================================================================================================================================================Active Routes:Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.106 30 127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.106 192.168.1.106 30 192.168.1.106 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 30 192.168.1.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.106 192.168.1.106 30 224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 192.168.1.106 192.168.1.106 30 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.106 192.168.1.106 1Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))Now this is netstat with WiFi card removed, ethernet enabled and able to browse the local network:===========================================================================Interface List0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface0x30002 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 ...... SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport======================================================================================================================================================Active Routes:Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 30002 1===========================================================================Obviously there's a lot not going on. But I'm not sure what it means....

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Okay, something is obviously up with your SiS Ethernet controller. Can you set an IP address for it in the 192.168.1.x network? Just use the same settings as the Orinoco WiFi card, but not with the WiFi card installed. I noticed that the WiFi card is getting it's DNS address from 192.168.0.1. What device is that?

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[quote name='EdP' date='Dec 16 2004, 10:54 PM']That's a Windows default address.  Your DHCP connection is not working.  Have you restricted the range of your DHCP addresses.This sounds like a TCP/IP problem.[/quote]No I have not restricted anything, and I have to emphasize that this inability to connect to the internet is a new thing-- took place after I installed ZA, but not immediately -- ZA worked for a while, until I hibernated, then I couldn't get on the internet after coming back from hibernate mode -- disabled ZA was able to get on the internet, then installed some other software (ontrack system suite 4 as I recall--I use it on several computers without a problem) that required a reboot -- and was not able to access internet--but local lan = okay.

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I have an out-of-left field suggestion. Why not reboot the computer, go into the BIOS and disable the onboard SiS controller. Reboot and go back into the BIOS and turn it back on. I'm only suggesting this because just last night I ran Symantec Ghost 9 Recovery CD on my system and after rebooting back into Windows XP, it appeared that my onboard Broadcom Ethernet controller was dead. No activity lights at all and XP reporting that the cable was unplugged. I rebooted into Ghost 9 and the network connection was fine. So that's when I decided to temporarily disable the Ethernet.

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[quote name='Peachy' date='Dec 16 2004, 11:28 PM']Okay, something is obviously up with your SiS Ethernet controller. Can you set an IP address for it in the 192.168.1.x network? Just use the same settings as the Orinoco WiFi card, but not with the WiFi card installed. I noticed that the WiFi card is getting it's DNS address from 192.168.0.1. What device is that?[/quote]This is after copying WiFi card IP address:: (local lan works, internet nada)Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Local Area Connection 2: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00 Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106===========================================This BTW is a working notebook side by side running win2KWindows 2000 IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1800t Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoEthernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adapter (10/100) Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-A5-14-8F-AB DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103 Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1The 192.168..... would appear to be my DSL modem--I'm not sure

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[quote name='Peachy' date='Dec 16 2004, 11:38 PM']I have an out-of-left field suggestion. Why not reboot the computer, go into the BIOS and disable the onboard SiS controller. Reboot and go back into the BIOS and turn it back on.[/quote]I like that suggestion, but alas, there is no way to disable in the bios. I have removed the controller in device manager, and reboted to reinstall it -- without any change taking place. I also rolledback the computer to October when I know there was not firewall installed, no new programs.

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[quote name='degustibus' date='Dec 16 2004, 10:47 PM']Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :         Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106[/quote]Nope. You need to set the Default Gateway to 192.168.1.1 and the DNS to 192.168.0.1 as per your WiFi.[code]Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ORiNOCO Wireless LAN PC Card (5 volt)Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-2D-3A-48-80Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : YesAutoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesIP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.106Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1[/code] Edited by Peachy

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Umm, I just noticed something. Your SiS Ethernet controller has no MAC address, i.e., Physical Address. It's showing 00-00-00-00-00-00. You can't have TCP/IP working without that. Methinks your Ethernet controller is toast. :w00t:

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[quote name='Peachy' date='Dec 16 2004, 11:57 PM']Nope. You need to set the Default Gateway to 192.168.1.1 and the DNS to 192.168.0.1 as per your WiFi.[/quote]Yes, well that sure gummed things up--knocked all my other computers off line -- unplugged the lan on the afflicted computer, and all other computers okay again.

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