View Full Version : [other] internet problems

January 27th, 2009, 06:14 PM
alright, so i have vista 64bit already installed, i then put ubuntu 8.10 64bit on a second harddrive, and since then, my vistas internet hasnt worked, ive tried doing as much as i could on there but was met with no success, ubuntu has the ip address my vista used to use, and now vista has a random one, and cant even connect to my router, and suggestions?

January 27th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Not sure if Vista still has it but try running "winipcfg" on Run prompt in Vista. It worked in older windows at least. Then refresh the IP's or set them up.

January 27th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Winipcfg hasn't been used since Windows 98, open up a terminal and type ipconfig to get the same results as winipcfg. Go to Start-->Run and type:


and hit enter, Once the dos window opens type:

ipconfig /all

This will give you all the inforamtion about your network connection.

To the OP, did you have to install any firmware to make your nic work?


January 27th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Wow, I haven't gone back to windows in a while...guess 98...yikes.

January 27th, 2009, 11:42 PM
umm, well it shows a strange IP, starting with like 16x.x.x.x when its normally 192.x.x.x and what do you mean nic?

sorry it took so long to reply lol, i went and took a nap