Base Filtering Engine Prevents Ethernet Connectivity

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by glamart, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. glamart

    glamart Guest

    Suddenly my Ethernet connectivity to my router or directly to my cable modem
    quit working. After much trouble-shooting, I discovered that turning off the
    "Base Filtering Engine" service allowed the Ethernet to work normally.
    Disabling IPSec policy or the IKE & Authip IPSec keying modules does not
    help and
    these services seem to work OK.
    Any ideas about what can cause this problem will be appreciated.
    glamart, Aug 2, 2008
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  2. Hi
    Services do not stop, or start working, as they pleased.
    However computers that are connected to the Internet might be contaminated
    with Viruses, and other Junk.
    Check your computer thoroughly with Anti Virus, and Anti spyware
    You did not provided any technical information about your system (Type of
    connection, OS, etc).
    Maybe this can Help,
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Aug 2, 2008
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  3. glamart

    glamart Guest

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry for lack of info. The OS is Windows Vista
    Ultimate SP1 and a wired connection to a Linksys router with one other wired
    PC. The router is connected to the Internet via a Motorola modem. The
    Ethernet connection stopped working suddenly after a boot at the beginning
    of the day. It was fine the day before. I talked to ASUS who said it was a
    mobo failure and returned the board for repair...board was OK. Using the
    Windows boot diagnostic mode, I found that disabling the Base Filtering
    Engine service returned the Ethernet to normal operation. I tried disabling
    IPsec Policy and the IKE ...etc.. services individually but they had no
    effect on the problem. I also tried the Broadcast flag reg fix from
    Microsoft but no joy. No Base Filtering Engine problems can be found in the
    MS FAQ database.
    Items at EZlan were checked but no problems were found. NAV is up to date
    and no viruses or spyware was found. I also reset the tcp/ip stack. All to
    no avail. The network works fine as long as the Base Filtering Engine
    service is disabled.
    Any other ideas will be appreciated...!
    glamart, Aug 3, 2008
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