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Old 05-30-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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Windows XP Not Hitting My Network..


First off let me say I know this is a linux forum, and I know that many of you will tell me to switch to linux, the problem is this laptop is not mine, and therefore I cannot change the OS from windows XP, if I could I would be running mandy on it or somthing.

The only reason I am coming here for my problem is the fact that I can not find a decent windows XP help forum.. I was working on a WPA error last night, and I had to figure it out on my own..

Here is my problem:

I got my WPA error fixed by doing a repair off of the windows XP CD, now I am getting a networking problem.

I cannot hit any websites, ping any computers inside my network, or see any computers inside my network. My IP address is correct, and so are my DNS servers. I can do a loopback ping, and that works.

I know the network is not down, since I can access the network from my mac, which I am on now. I am thinking that the problem is software related, and I was wondering if there is anything I should check, the network problem just started after I lost the files dpcproxy.exe, and a dpcdll.dll, the dpcdll.dll was replaced by the windows XP CD, but the dpcproxy.exe was not, I am guessing this is the problem, and I cannot find dpcproxy.exe on the windows XP CD. A friend of mind says he does not have dpcproxy on his computer and that I don't need it, BUT it appears that I do, since ever since I lost it, my network won't work.

What other things can I try? How can I get dpcproxy.exe on here?

Thank you very much..

Just be sure to thank god you have linux and not windows..
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:34 AM   #2
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I haven't heard of dpcproxy - perhaps you could use sfc (system file checker) to scan for altered/missing system files:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlog...on125121120120

Although you say the network is up have you tried using the cable from a machine that is working just in case the cable is bad?

Another option would be to remove all tcp/ip settings from your network adapter settings then reboot and add them again. This worked quite well for windows machines in the past.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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I am half way there now, the first thing I tried was the easy thing, and that was the remove all the TCP/IP settings, and reboot, and re-enter them... With that done I can not ping my mac, and see my network.. YET, I still cannot hit websites, without getting a DNS error, also when I do 'ipconfig' it shows everything except a "Connection-Specific DNS Suffix" is this somthing that I need? Is this causing the DNS error?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:04 PM   #4
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Can you do anything without dns? What happens if you access:
http://www.linuxquestions.org
http://64.179.4.149

Does the IP version let you see this site? If not then it is more likely to be a routing issue. Can you post the output of:
ipconfig /all
route print
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:05 PM   #5
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Freak just because this is a linux forum doesnt mean we won't help you with other problems that aren't related to *nix...girls, school advice, rants or rave, games, Windows, doors all of that stuff.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:25 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by david_ross
Can you do anything without dns? What happens if you access:
http://www.linuxquestions.org
http://64.179.4.149

Does the IP version let you see this site? If not then it is more likely to be a routing issue. Can you post the output of:
ipconfig /all
route print
I think I was mistaken to call the "Cannot Find Server" error a DNS error, that is what I am getting when I try to hit webpages.

'ipconfig /all' brings up this

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name ....: ceaser
Primary Dns Suffix...:
Node Type...: Unknown
IP Routhing Enabled....: No
WINS Proxy Enabled...: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-Specific DNC Suffix...:
Description...: Xircom CardBus Ethernet 100 + Modem 56 (Ethernet Interface)
Physical Address...: 00-10-A4-A8-0B
Dhcp Enabled...: No
Ip Address...: 192.168.XXX.XXX
Subnet Mask...: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway...: 192.168.XXX.XXX
DNS Servers...: 24.26.XXX.XXX
24.26.XXX.XXX

Jaz,
Thank you for being so kind, I asked this same question on several other forums yesterday, and I checked back this morning and only at LQ was there a reply..

Linux Lovers are so great!
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:33 PM   #7
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I assume that:
Default Gateway...: 192.168.XXX.XXX

Is correct for your network?

Perhaps there is a proxy defined in the browser or it is a browser specific problem - do you get a response from:
ping www.linuxquestions.org
ping 64.179.4.149
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:35 PM   #8
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What about tracert www.linuxquestions.org or tracert 64.179.4.149? They may tell you how far you are getting.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:53 PM   #9
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The only thing I can see relating to dpcproxy.exe is to do with a modem - dw400 or something like that - which requires it apparently to run/get a n internet connection running. Was it possibly using one of the modems before?

All I can think to do is:

run msconfig from the command line and disable it if it's in the startup programs or possible in the adminstrative tasks -> services disable it if it's listed in their.

Check your browser isn't set to use a proxy

Run the network setup wizard

Uninstall tcp/ip protcol, reboot and reinstall tcp/ip protocol in your network settings

Just a few things to try
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:57 PM   #10
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The ping to 64.179.4.149 worked

I am not sure what the results of the tracert mean, but it said it would trace the route to 64.179.4.149 over a maximum of 30 hops

it gave me somthing like this each time:

I will post the first few lines:

1 <1ms <1ms <1ms 192.168.XXX.XXX
2 * * * Request Timed Out
3 8 ms 6 ms 7 ms 24.26.xxx.xxx

do you need any more lines? Any more information? Would a re-install of internet explorer off the windows XP CD fix it if it is a software issue? MSN Messenger won't connect either..
 
Old 05-31-2004, 05:08 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Freakygeek55
The ping to 64.179.4.149 worked
I assume the ping of www.linuxquestions.org did not? Try double checking the dns entries that you have specified in the network config.

A good test to see if it is an IE problem would be to download firefox:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

It should work out of the box. Try it with the 2 urls I posted before - the one with the IP address and the dns name and see if either work.

The fact that you got the ping to the IP address means that the network is ok but if you can't resove names then dns is failing. It is odd that it did not work with the IP in the browser though.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:17 PM   #12
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When I try pinging www.linuxquestions.org is comes back and says

"Ping Requestt could not find host www.linuxquestions.org. Please check the name and try again."

I also can't download the firefox thing, since I can't access the internet, and the .exe is too big to fit on a floppy, and this mac does not have a CD burner..

Would re-installing IE from the Windows XP CD fix my problem, if is a software error?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:24 PM   #13
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Try removing the networking parts of XP and then reinstalling them. Note: be very sure that you know what you are doing and make notes on what you removed. It may be that something has corrupted or not installed correctly. It could be worth you setting a roll back point before you do it, so if it makes things worse you can go back to the way it was.

Does your ISP require you to make changes to your network settings to connect?
 
Old 05-31-2004, 06:51 PM   #14
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I am kind of afraid to start removing files, so my dad said he had time to look at it, I am sure he will be able to fix it.. Thank you all for helping me out..
 
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No problem - Windows has it's own set of odd problems that people who use a real OS shouldn't have to think about in their daily lives
 
  


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