Connected but not Receiving Packets...With a Twist
by SpastikMooss - 7/10/09 6:38 PM
So I just moved into an apartment complex and we had our internet turned on earlier today. I was psyched...until I realized my internet had problems.
I have a Gateway from 2004 that is running XP, and whether it be mozilla or explorer or aim, it just doesn't want to run stuff. I read up on here and other sites and checked a lot of the basics: I have an IP that is legit (not 169), repairing the LAN isn't working, it is set to automatically configure/all that good stuff. No internet though (may be important to note also that the internet provider is comcast, and that I ran virus checks and it isn't a virus or trojan)
My girlfriend's macbook (granted totally different) works perfectly fine when hooked up to the same ethernet cord. She's using it right now.
BECAUSE (and here's where it gets weird for me/not explained in other posts)
I have a Netgear WN121T wireless adapter in my usb. And it gives me internet (granted I'm stealing a neighbors wireless, but whoa). For a while (as in maybe 3-4 hours) I had both the Netgear program and the wireless network on my computer connected, but I came back from dinner and the wireless network on my computer stopped working. So my LAN is connected but not receiving packets and my wireless is connected but not receiving packets BUT my Netgear is connected and receiving packets.
Basically I'm wondering what I have to do to get my LAN network running...help please?
Also, maybe this will help, the network is blocked by the firewall today. Which never happened before to me in 5.5 years of owning this computer. So maybe that's something.