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I cannot connect to my friends insight digital broadband with my computer. what do i do? i've tried repairing and renewing the ip address, but nothing...

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  • Daniel Bates May 11, 2010

    Does the device require a static IP? Can your friend assist with determining how his device is configured?

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Try inputting the current IP address for your friend's device into your IP configuration if Solution #1 doesn't work.

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Is the PC wired directly to the broadband modem?

If it is, try this:
* Turn off the PC
* Turn off the modem - make sure its powered off completely
* Wait 30 seconds
* Turn modem on, wait for the lights to become solid (Cable or Online LED should be solid)
* Start the PC

Goodluck!

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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What does computer command "ipconf/release" do?


This command will flush the IP address from an active connection. The correct syntax is ipconfig /release *con* which will release all connections. If you just want to see if you can get a new address then use ipconfig /renew

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I can't reset a 169 series IP address on my 4600C in order to direct connect to a cable modem (and internet).


Provided there is no hardware problems, this issue is fairly easy to resolve.
  1. Completely shutdown the system
  2. Unplug power to the cable modem.
  3. Wait 3 minutes (This allows the temp memory of the cable modem to scrub)
  4. power on the cable modem, let it reset (Takes about a minute)
  5. boot the system.
Normally this will force the cable modem to renew the MAC address of the device connected and give you a valid IP address.
If you still have an APIPA address, try right clicking the local area connection ICON and click REPAIR
If still no connection, reboot computer in safe mode w/networking and try again. If you get a connection then the issue is software (Firewall, Virus, Malware)
If you still are not getting a valid IP address, check your cabling and connection (Replace cable with a known good one if available) or try a different network card.

Jan 08, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I cant conect to the intornet. im using cable can u help mi.


First thing is check and see if you have a valid IP address (Start, run, CMD enter) type (IPCONFIG /All ) this will give you the IP address information. If result of IP address is 0.0.0.0 or 169.254.x.x then you don't have connectivity with your broadband connection (Bad Cable, Bad NIC, Other communication issue etc)
If no valid IP address, the 1st thing is to power off system, power off any router you may be using and power off the broadband modem. Wait 3 minutes. Power on broadband modem, wait a minute to let it reset, power on Router (If you have one) wait a minute for it to reset, power on system and test your connection. If no change, try a different computer at that connection see if it can access the internet. If another system works, it is likely the Network Interface Card (NIC) which on a Dimension 2400 is part of the motherboard (Buy a PCI NIC for $10)
If you have a valid IP address, boot to the safe mode with networking (F8 at boot) then see if you can connect, if so then your issue is software based (Firewall, security software, possible virus) If it doesn't connect then there could be issue with your TCP/IP protocol settings. If you can't connect in safe mode with net, reboot to normal mode, then right-click your local area network connection and click REPAIR and see if that doesn't resolve. If no change try an anti-malware program like Malwarebytes

Oct 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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We have BT broadband. When we occasionally have to reset the router, everything except the 2 Dell Dimension 5150 desktops works via wireless. They refuse to reconnect. All the other Desktops / laptops work...


Not sure exactly what your hardware setup is, but I would reboot the broadband router, then reboot the wireless router. Everything should come up clean, but give it at least 5 min. To help connect after reboots, you can choose "repair" from the wireless icon in the system tray (XP?) or renew your IP address. Start --> Run... and type ipconfig /renew

Hope this helps!
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Mar 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Wrong ip address. No fix w/ipconfig/renew


192. is the beginning of a default gateway IP address and is usually only assigned when you are using a router. I recommend connecting to your router.

Jan 22, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Cannot renew ip address


You may have to perform a DNS Flush..Sometimes with wireless, the laptop cache in the IP address that is used when you are connected wirelessly. You can Flush this down the toilet by performing the following command at a DOS Prompt by going to run, and type in CMD, then input the following command in. Once this is done, try to renew your IP again!!

C:\>ipconfig /flushdns

May 12, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Need to renew ip address for my emachine T3516


just right click on your local connection on the desktop by the clock and click on "repair". this should clear the cache and renew the IP addy and DNS for yur connection. OR

Follow these steps to quickly release and/or renew the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a computer running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT. Here's How:
  1. Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Click Run... on this menu.
  3. If the computer is holding a current IP address, type 'cmd' (without the quotes) in the text box that appears. A command prompt window appears on the screen.
  4. Type 'ipconfig' (without the quotes) to view the status of the computer's IP address(es).
  5. If the computer is holding a current IP address, type 'ipconfig /release' to let go of the address.
  6. Type 'ipconfig /renew' to obtain a new IP address (whether or not the computer is holding a current address).
Tips:
  1. If it is not necessary to view the current IP addresses on a computer, simply type 'ipconfig /release' or 'ipconfig /renew' (without the quotes) in the text box that appears in Step 3.

  2. To bring a computer back onto the network after moving it to a different location, or experiencing an unexpected outage, first release, then renew the IP address. Computers on DHCP networks often (but not always) re-establish network connectivity automatically

Oct 28, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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No internet connection


Internet connection solutions
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Test the jack.
  3. Test the equipment.
    1. Try a different jack that you know works.
    2. Try a different cable that you know works.
  4. Check your computer settings.
  5. Renew your IP Address
    1. [x] Windows Vista
      1. Look for your Ethernet card:
        1. Right-click on My Computer from the Start Menu or on the desktop.
        2. Left-click on Properties.
        3. Click on Device Manager on the left side under "Tasks".
        4. Expand the Network Adapters and look for any yellow exclamation points. Make sure a card is listed.
        5. If there are exclamation points, or if there is no card listed, you need to reinstall the card.
      2. Set your IP address to configure Automatically (through DHCP):
        1. Go to the Control Panel in your computer (in the Start Menu).
        2. Go to Network & Sharing Center.
        3. Under "Network", go to Local Area Connection and select "View Status". In new window, choose Properties at the bottom.
        4. Scroll down "This connection uses the following items" list to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
        5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
        6. Change to "Obtain an IP address automatically".
        7. After you have changed this, restart computer.
      3. Check to see if your network connection is on:
        1. Go to the Control Panel in your computer.
        2. Go to Network Connections. If you cannot see Network Connections, go to Network and Internet Connections and then go to Network Connections from there.
        3. If there is a red X through the Local Area Connection, or the Local Area Connection is grayed out, double-click on the X to enable.
    2. [x] Windows XP
      1. Look for your Ethernet card:
        1. Right-click on My Computer from the Start Menu or on the desktop.
        2. Left-click on properties.
        3. Go to the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager
        4. Expand the Network Adapters and look for any yellow exclamation points. Make sure a card is listed.
        5. If there are exclamation points, or if there is no card listed, you need to reinstall the card.
      2. Set your IP address to configure Automatically (through DHCP):
        1. Go to the Control Panel in your computer (in the Start Menu).
        2. Go to Network Connections. If you cannot see Network Connections, go to Network and Internet Connections and then go to Network Connections from there.
        3. Right-click on Local Area Connection and go to Properties.
        4. Scroll down the "This connection uses the following items" list to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
        5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
        6. Change to "Obtain an IP address automatically".
        7. After you have changed this, restart the computer.
      3. Check to see if your network connection is on:
        1. Go to the Control Panel in your computer.
        2. Go to Network Connections. If you cannot see Network Connections, go to Network and Internet Connections and then go to Network Connections from there.
        3. If there is a red X through the Local Area Connection, or the Local Area Connection is grayed out, click on Local Area Connection and click "Enable."
    3. [x] Macintosh OS X (10.4 or "Tiger")
      1. Look for Network Cards:
        1. Go to the System Preferences panel from the Dock or Apple Menu.
        2. Open Network icon under Internet and Network.
        3. This shows your current network settings. Green lights for each device means it is connected and red mean there is no connection.
        4. Go to Show and then click on Built-in Ethernet.
        5. Under the TCP/IP tab make sure "Using DHCP" is chosen under the top option.
      2. Renew IP address. Hit "Renew DHCP" or change it to a manual address. Then restart and change it back to DHCP to renew the connection.
      3. Set your IP address to "Configure Automatically using DHCP". Under the Ethernet tab make sure that configure is set to "Automatically". Click OK until you are back to the main System Preferences windows.
      4. Check your privacy setting
        1. Go to Sharing under Internet and Network in System Preferences
        2. Under Services everything should be unchecked.
    4. [x] Macintosh OS X (10.5 or "Leopard")
      1. Look for Network Cards:
        1. Go to the System Preferences panel from the Dock or Apple Menu.
        2. Open Network icon under Internet and Network.
        3. The left menu shows your current network settings. Green lights for each device means it is connected and red mean there is no connection.
        4. Select Ethernet from the left menu. Go to Advanced.....
        5. Under the TCP/IP tab make sure "Using DHCP" is chosen under the top option, "Configure IPv4".
      2. Renew IP address. Hit "Renew DHCP" or change it to a manual address. Click OK.Then restart and change it back to DHCP to renew the connection.
      3. Click OK until you are back to the main System Preferences window.
      4. Check your privacy setting
        1. Go to Sharing under Internet and Network in System Preferences
        2. Under Services everything should be unchecked.
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  6. Make sure your computer is clear of all viruses, spyware, and adware.

Oct 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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E Machines not renewing IP Address


suspect your cable modem is looking for the MAC address of your compaq's NIC. if you run IPCONFIG /ALL on the Compaq (Start run, cmd <enter> then IPCONFIG /ALL <enter> , you can get the 12 digit MAC address.

In the router setup, there should be an option to CLONE MAC address, put in the MAC address of the COMPAQ. Then release and renew the IP address in the Router from the cable modem. The router should then get a valid IP address from the cableand you should be able to connect both systems to the router and surf.

Sep 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have 2 desktop computers. im connecting a router to run a wire to the second computer the modem. when the computers connect to the router though, neither will get online. theyre showing full connection,...


Probably, a problem with the IP addresses. A conflict between the two computers. Try to connect to the internet with only one computer turned on. Let the other one turned off. Find out the IP address with the command ipconfig. You may have to renew it (ipconfig /renew).

Then, go to the router config: See the manual of your router. You may have to reserve the 2 IP addresses in your router configuration.

May 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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