First off, thank you for answering. At least now I know my posts aren't
going into the proverbial bit bucket!
Everything was just peachy until after the reboot and nothing in my network
configuration has changed but to answer your question regarding network
The PC in question is connected (wired) to a Linksys BEFSR41 router running
as a hub. The Linksys hub is in turn connected (wired) to a BT 1800HG DSL
router (rebranded 2Wire router) providing DHCP service to the LAN.
There are two other computers connected (wired) to the Linksys hub and two
other computers connected to the BT router (1 wired, 1 wireless).
Network access from all of the boxes is fine. Even networking on the box on
which I have installed Vista works fine WHEN the box boots Windows XP
Professional off a separate partition. When it boots Vista RTM networking is
Note that Vista reports that the router is on but is not responding and
suggests checking the firewall, further adding that if it is a Windows
firewall then I should check the SymNetDrv Firewall Filter
Even though I knew it was barking up the wrong try I humored it and disabled
the Windows firewall on the Vista box as well as the firewall on the router
and was not surprised that this made no difference at all.
I'll post another reply in a minute with any relevant event log entries
after i've rebooted the box into Vista. (I'm posting from that box now,
booted into Win XP).
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"Barb Bowman" wrote:
> Details on what exactly is serving DHCP (and network topology) would
> Also, anything in event viewer?
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2006 06:44:02 -0800, Dave Bonnell
> <DaveBonnell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >Hello? Anyone home at Microsoft? There have been at least a dozen posts in
> >this forum from people with the same network issue and not a single response
> >from a Microsoft MVP or the like.
> >"Dave Bonnell" wrote:
> >> Upgraded from RC2 to RTM a week or so ago. Networking was working fine for a
> >> week and then after a reboot the network is no longer accessible.
> >> Network adapter reports: "Unidentified Network" and "Access: Local Only".
> >> Trying to renew DHCP fails and the adapter gets assigned a private IP (169).
> >> Disabling/reenabling the adapter makes no difference as does uninstalling and
> >> re-installing it.
> >> Also saw some posts elsewhere suggesting checksum issue (someone else who
> >> had the problem ran a network sniffer and observed all outbound packets had
> >> zero checksum) or power mode issue (Windows powering off the adapter when
> >> entering low power mode and not resuming it) so I tried disabling both TCP/IP
> >> checksum offload and also removing permission for Windows to power off the
> >> adpater when entering sleep mode; neither resolved the issue. Saw another
> >> post saying that putting the PC into sleep mode and then resuming temporarily
> >> (until next reboot) solved the issue but this does not work for me either.
> >> Adpter is a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, driver is b57xp32.sys,
> >> v126.96.36.199, 15 May 2006.
> Barb Bowman
> MS Windows-MVP
> Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist