Originally Posted by RedHornet
Sorry for the confusion, the router is the modem. it's a POS 2 in 1 from actiontec.
I tried the power cycling with no help. I still think it's missing the drivers, but I don't know where to extract the files to. I found some SiS GigaLan drivers, but they didn't come with an .exe!
Ok, so you didn't try changing the nic settings???
Trust me on this, you'd be surprised on what it can do.
If it was missing the drivers, you wouldn't get a message for that. The message you're recieving is telling you that it cannot retrieve an IP address from your modem/router. If it was missing drivers, you'd either get an "add new hardware" message when you booted up windows, or it would be a disabled device in device manager.
Go through those items i mentioned above. When vista rolled out and I was doing tech support calls for Dell, that was a number one issue with one of the chipsets we used. Usually 10mbs full fixed it, depending on what it was attached to.
Here they are again, give it a shot:
Click the Windows Icon in the bottom left corner, control panel, Hardware and Sound, Device Manager, Click the (+) next to network adapters, Right click on yours and go down to properties, Click on the Advanced tab, Select LinkSpeed and Duplex from the list, on the right, you'll have a drop down menu to try those settings. To be on the safe side, change it to one of the settings i mentioned above, then restart the computer. Try each one until they work, or, if none of them end up working, change it back to "Auto", and i'm sorry i wasted your time with these steps.