crazy network problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mooo, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    Ok, i am in class today and my phone goes off... its the job, i answer.
    apparently over the night, i guess maybe some kind of power surg or something and it rebooted the computers/switches/router/modem. Well then some of the boxes network card stopped working,
    I try and login to the domain on some and it says "can't find the kipp domain"..
    but this is where it gets odd, i can login to the domain on some.. the NIC says "cable is diconnected" in ipconfig and has the icon in lower right corner not connected. I can't ping any other box because the ipconfig says "no cable detected" or what ever, but how can i login to the domain and such although it doesn't reconize the cable?
    then 2 of the boxes had ip's that looked bad without the icon in lower right so i hardcode the IP and it doesn't work..I reinstalled the drivers but that didn't work.. any other ideas? :confused:

    None of the boxes have inet either.
     
  2. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    have you tried replacing the network card?
     
  3. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    yea i did that on some when we had extra's it worked, but was wondering if there might be another way or a reason why can login to domain server but not be reconized by windows after
     
  4. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    IIRC, the authentication is 'cached' on the local machine in case you are disconnected from the domain...

    but i think you can only login so many times after being disconnected from the domain. i've had similar experiences.
     
  5. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    oh, bummer.. you have to get new NIC's? or another way around it?
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    well, in all the cases like that i've dealt with...the network drop was bad.

    try plugging a known working cable into a known working jack...

    if it doesn't work, you need a new card.
     
  7. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    cool thanks for help..
     
  8. Wolf1.8

    Wolf1.8 OSNN Junior Addict

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    you were logging onto your domain w/ cached credentials ;)