Firewire Networking and TCP/IP Issues...
by voyager529 - 10/7/06 9:26 PM
Having an issue I'm hoping the expertise of those here can help solve my problem. Here it goes...
I have two computers, a desktop and a laptop. I use my desktop primarily for storage (500GB total storage) and burning (2 16x DVD burners). I primarily connect to it through firewire and work on it via TightVNC using my laptop. Recently though, my laptop has been acting funky. The status window shows no IP address or subnet mask (i have them manually configured) at all. But when I go to properties, it has my configurations listed there. So far I have tried:
-ipconfig /release /renew
-disabling/enabling the interface
-disabling/enabling the device
-uninstalling/reinstalling the device
all bearing no fruit.
My wireless and wired connections are working fine, but the last time this happened I had to reformat, which I did last week and would rather not have to do that again. Because it works fine after format, I'm forced to conclude that it's not a hardware malfunction; my firewire card also has a standard firewire chipset so it doesn't require a special driver.
Here's an image of my network properties if it helps.
Thanks in advance for your help!