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Old 04-20-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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Talking Hows this for bizarre.

I CAN access the Internet on broadband through my Linux box.

I CAN'T access the Internet using any of my Windows boxs.

Old 04-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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first thing you should do is test your layer 1.. try pinging a local machine. If you don't get a reply, then something physical is wrong.. If you do get a reply, then ping an outside ip address.. like google's ip ( ping ). If you can ping it, then its a DNS problem.. If not, its a Gateway problem.


and check your dns settings in the windows box.. Also make sure you're using different ip addresses (no clashes anywhere)

This might do the trick.

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Old 04-20-2005, 01:55 PM   #3
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Hmmmm so what's the problem then?

he he....

Old 04-20-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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Here is another thought. Try calling up your ISP also, maybe they are having some problerms, and you might want to confirm if they are having issues on their side, since you cannot acces the net from either your windows your linux box, and assuming you have done all tests possible on your side, it could just be your isp.
Old 04-23-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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I had already contacted them. Basically this morning after contacting them twice I had no internet connection on any of my computers apart from Linux on my dual boot machine. Both windows laptops and my Slackware Laptop failed to connect.

After speaking to them, all of the computers can connect to the internet (there was obviously something wrong either with the service or the cable modem) except for the Windows part of the dual boot machine. The ISP say that it must be an issue with that machine's networking card and seem to ignore the fact that it works fine under Linux. As I had a spare NIC I swapped them over but the problem still persists.

Is it possible that if the Motherboard was on its way out (its 4 or 5 years old) I could have a situation where under Windows XP the machine fails to refresh its network address when it tries to get one dynamically from the router using DHCP, but under Slack 10.1 it works fine?

I can't even ping the router from Windows (although if I set a static IP address I can ping, and I can reach google as http//, but not as

How can I find out if the hardware is or isn't functioning optimally? Or whether its a crappy Windows thing?



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