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Franky Rodriguez
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 9:14 pm:   

Hi. My computer is connected to a local area network through which I access the internet. I do not need to connect to the internet, it is 'always on'. I am running Windows XP Home edition, using a gigabyte 7vrxp motherboard with the onboard lan chip (Realtech RTL8139 Familly PCI Fast Ethernet NIC). It has been working great, untill yesterday when I installed a Sound Blaster Audigy. Now I cannot access the internet. In device manager there are two network adapters listed, the Realtech one I said above, and a '1394 Net Adapter'. Both are said to be working ok. In the network connections, both connections seem to be working alight. When I click to repair them, the Realtech one, labeled Local Area Connections says it could not renew the IP address, and it could not flush the ARP cache. The 1394 connections says TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection, although, when I go into properties for it, the TCP/IP is enabled. When I use inconfig/renew in the command prompt, it gives me this error: "An error occurred while renewing interface local area
connection: an operation was attempted on something that is not a socket"
Thank-you for any help that you can provide.
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 9:47 pm:   

If you don't use the 1394 net device disable it in control panel> system> hardware> device manager>than restart that should take care of the Realtech IP Address issue. I'm running the same configuration here with XP Pro and for some reason or another the 1394 adapter assumes the IP Address as it's own but can't bridge as nothing is connected to it. Later if you want to use the 1394 for what it was intended (a medium through which audio and cameras can interface) enable it with the device attached so XP won't assign it is a network adaptor.
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 9:48 pm:   

By the way, the 1394 is an integrated part of the audigy card.
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 11:35 am:   

Ya, I have the 1394 port disabled, but that doesn't help my problem.
Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 8:55 pm:   

Try unplugging the power from your cable/DSL modem and plugging it back it. This usually corrects many problems involved with broadband connections.
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2003 - 8:48 pm:   

Nobody has gotten close to the right answer on this one yet. Do a rollback on your system to a few days before you noticed the problem. Ignore all the guys that are going to tell you to do the SH command, that one doesn't work and neither does removing and reinstalling TCP/IP since you can't remove it from XP.

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