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Gamefreak

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#1 15 years ago

OK. I have a weird LAN problem. I have been playing LAN for like 6 months with our other computer with bots. and about 2 days ago LAN just stopped working. I have windows XP. and I have to use the network setup wizard to get it to work again. and I have to do this like 3 times a day. I don't get it. please help.




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#2 15 years ago

Hi gamefreak,

Check for viruses and spyware immediately, if that doesn't help check hardware problems. Do you have LAN on board your Mobo or are you using vid card? Check cables etc for bad connections etc, don't use DHCP, set your IP addresses manually.

Don't use the wizard, use control panel/network connections to reset your network. If you need more info on how to do this just let me know.

have fun

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#3 15 years ago

i scanned for viruses and spyware. still did not help. i just looked at the connections and there fine. and i have a LAN card not on board. and i always set my IP address manually. i don't think im using DHCP. actually one of our computers we took in too a computer shop 14 days ago. to get upgraded and when we got it back LAN did not work. so we called them up again and they walked us through it and it worked for about 3 days. and now im posting this tread. so i think i do need more info. thanks!




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#4 15 years ago

Hi gamefreak,

had it upgraded huh? What did they change? I can only think that the PC is losing then re-detecting the LAN card. If it does this it will change all the settings back to default settings each time. Try moving the LAN card to another slot, it may not be making proper contact in its current slot, or there may be another device interfering with it etc.

If you are setting all the IP addresses manually then it should work if everything else is working.

Also check in the control panel under the device manager and make sure you don't have more than one LAN card installed (some OS's actually can have multiple LAN cards installed even though they aren't actually in the machine). What OS are you using BTW.

let me know how you go

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P.S. I see you live in Paradise, which part of Australia is that? I live in Heaven (Perth) :lol:




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#5 15 years ago

Is your Internet connection through a Router? If so the Router will have to be set to DHCP and the Properties of the TCP/IP connection must be on Auto-Detect. The Alternate Configuration should also be on Auto. Also, if you have more than one LAN component set to use DHCP, the IP addressing will be faulty for sure. Because you are able to "fix" the LAN connection through the Wizard, it would seem the hardware aspect of your Computer is OK. Upon reboot, XP is not able to manage a hand-shake between Computers on your LAN which is normally an addressing problem, especially if it mostly occurring at reboot. XP holds all the cards in this one.




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#6 15 years ago

um...... VonStriker i have no idea what you are talking about. im talking about LAN not a internet connection.




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#7 15 years ago

Is your LAN connected to the Internet, via a Router? LAN settings are very different when connected to a WAN.

Didn't mean to interfere.... just bored at the office today.




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#8 15 years ago

On most routers you can disable DHCP and manually set the IP addresses for the PC's anyway, just keep them int he corect ranges for the router, however the problem here seems to be a hardware problem in that the IP address he manualy sets for his LAN card keeps vanishing.

It looks like the LAN card the moment mate, try removing it and replacing it in a different PCI slot.

Good luck

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#9 15 years ago

i got it working!:rock: thanks for all your help apocalypse_kid and VonStriker.




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#10 15 years ago

Well done gamefreak,

What did the problem turn out to be in the end? There may be other ppl around be experiencing similar problems and the answer may help them.

have fun

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