I'm having some issues with acquiring an IP address via DHCP. When I
statically set the address and try to ping anything I get General Failure as
a result each time. This is the case when I ping 127.0.0.1 as well. I tried
using a USB wireless card instead with the same results which is why I do not
believe it is a hardware problem.
I have restarted in safe mode with networking which provides the same
result. I've checked for any software firewalls that the user may have
installed but found nothing. It is a Sony VAIO, so I can't rule out the Sony
hid one somewhere and I just can't find it.
The machine is running Windows Vista Home Premium. When in the network and
sharing center, there is a link between 'This computer' and (when the address
is not static - unidentified network or when static - Network 2) but the next
link has a red x through it. When I tell it to diagnose the problem it
responds with "There might be a problem with one or more network adapters on
this computer" and reccommends that I try to use wireless instead. Since
wireless has the same problem, I'm at a loss.
I've contacted Sony support and I would like those 40 minutes of my life
back. If anybody has any ideas, they would be greatly appreciated.