Well here's the problem.
I have 3 desktop all three connected to the internet via a wired linksys router, to a cable modem (motorola). All of these worked on the network
1. Win XP Pro-3ghz
2. Win 98SE - 400 mhz
3. Win XP Home - ~1.4 ghz
I decided to upgrade my Win98 box to Win XP Pro. So I do this, first problem arises-the built in NIC
on that computer doesn't work. So I take the NIC
from the Win XP Home box and put it in what was the win 98 Machine (from here on out- Comp 2). I even swapped in the cable it used to use just in case.
So from a totally clean install I get 'unable to contact your DHCP
Steps I have already taken-
1. Set static IP
of 192.168.1.105 and 192.168.1.1 (address of the router)
2. Checked the Router DHCP
tables. Only computer on it is my first, the 3ghz.
3. Reset the router via toothpick and unplugging
4. Rebooted Comp2 a few times.
5. Disabled and enabled the network bridge.
6. Attempted to set up the network in different ways (Direct connect, and home network where it connects through a gateway)
7. Run the network setup disk I used on the 98 machine to get it on
8. Bypassed the router straight to the cable modem.
9. Updated drivers to ones from 1/17/2005 (as well as ones from 12/2/2004).
10. Run the winsockfix utility that's been posted about.
11. Installed TCP
v6 for developers in a vague hope.
12. Done the netsh int ip
reset c:\resetlog.txt command.
13. Gone into My computer (right click)->Manage->Services and checked on the DHCP
setting, which is going and 'always on'
14. Uninstalled the built in NIC
that won't work (not supported by XP, an intel 21143).
15. Removed the winsock/winsock 2 registry keys via reg edit then rebooted, then readded TCP
with 'have disk' from windows\inf (then rebooted)
i'm working with is a Realtek 8139 family.