You may try to re-configure the NIC. This post may help,
Solved: Limited connectivity with Vista notebook http://chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=246
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"rzande1" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:14F1DF71-E06B-4C4A-916D-0F39F7C66BFB@microsoft.com...
I have a little problem. Vista works great for me except....everytime I start
the computer up the system cannot connect to my local network. It is an
ethernet connection from the motherboard to a linksys ezxs88w to a befsx41 to
the dsl modem. Basically the broadband gateway (befsx41) manages the dsl
modem. The switch connects to all ethernet connections from an xbox to a
printer to nas and whatever else. Every time I start the computer I have to
use the diagnose and repair. It auto renews the ip and amazingly it works
again. It is just annoying. Anyway for me to set auto renew? I have auto
detect settings set and the network totally setup.