I’ve moved house, and moved my PC, and all is fine, my router is on the interwebs, and working fine. plugging my laptop into the new LAN cable that goes to the router works supremely, and it definitely uses the LAN because if I switch wireless off, it still happily connects.
If I connect my maiun desktop PC, it just gets that bullshit IP address that windows gets when it cant get a DHCP address. I tried all the ‘rebuild’ and ‘diagnose’ stuff but it achieved fuck all. There is only pone slot for the LAN cable, and I’m in it :D
If I try uninstalling the network card drivers, vista hangs. If I do ipconfig /release or /renew, it hangs.
The PC is set up to grab a DHCP address, and the router is happy to give them out. The router is some linksys crap.