I've been sent a Belarc listing for the system. Under Communications it reports
Agere Systems HDA Modem(MAC address hidden by me)
Marvell Yukon 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Status: Cable unplugged
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
Connection Speed: 100 Mbps
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Networking Dns Server: 192.168.1.1
I suspect that at the time of the report a cable was unplugged as it doesn't (seem to) make any difference. and so that comment may be truthful. The Network Map area is empty.
I also notice, though probably irrelevant to the network problem, that under Memory Modules it reports
2812 Megabytes Usable Installed MemoryWhere's the missing 1200+ MB (approx.) gone? It seems a lot if it's the graphics system (ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics [Display adapter]) using it.
Slot 'SODIMM 0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'SODIMM 1' has 2048 MB
I'm going round Thursday evening to have a look. I'll see what ipconfig reports,, check drivers, etc. Could the NIC have failed? And if so would it take out both cable and wireless connectivity? Any way of testing it or checking it?
Helpful suggestions welcome.
Edit: I suspect it's a 32-bit version of Windows (don't know if I can tell from Belarc), if so it'll only see around 3.2 GB, take out 512 MB(?) for the graphics system and that's about right.
Edited by cheshire_man (Mon 07-Jan-13 21:56:31)