My PC (at home. I'm at work now so can post) is not finding my network. This means no internet access.
Setup is cable line in to cable modem. That flows into linksys router which is hard wired into my box via a 2m length of CAT5 and wireless b's into the kids' PC.
Now, the kids' PC is connecting fine so the actual NTL connection is ok and the router is working ok. It's just my PC. I cannopt even call up the router config page so I suspect the actual issue is simply the connection between my PC and the router. Does CAT5 ever go wrong? Seems odd but I'm 'borrowing' a lead from wrok to try another one. If not then what?
The ethernet port on the PC is on the MB. I have an old 10 base-t PCI ethernet card I could plug in and try whcih, given that the router seems ok (unless it's the ethernet ports on the router that have gone tits up) should fix it. Lastly, I could steal the kids' wireless b PCI card and try that as it works in theirs.
So then, that's my plan. Have I missed anything obvious? Any obvious diagnostics I should run/try? Oh btw Windows XP Pro insists the ethernet h/w is working fine. Is this another clue it could simply be the lead?
Er. what else? Clicking the 'repair' button in the network connect properties give an error simply saying the repair failed. The network connection icon (in the tgask bar) simply states that it is trying to fetch the ethernet address all the time. No packets appear to be travelling from router to PC.