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My internet is not working. When MSN messenger checked for basic conductivity it said that the "Default Gateway appears to be offline." Is this a problem with my computer or with my whole appartment building's intenet system? If it is my computer how do I fix it?

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  • rabbitc2001 Nov 16, 2008

    Perhaps I have been unclear. It doesn't look like I have an external modem or router. My internet is probably through my appartment's network. When I go to mynetwork connections my connection is listed under LAN or High-Speed Internet and it says "Local Area Connection: Connected, Firewalled, Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection" All I have is my ethernet cord plugging my computer directly into the wall. I unplugged it, restarted and plugged it back in as you suggested. I am signed in on messenger now and it will let me see who is online (which it wouldn't do before) but it won't deliver any messages and webpages will still not open. I have firefox and whenever I try to go to a website it says it cannot find the server. I don't know if this helps to make my problem more clear or if the reason it didn't work was simply that my entire building's internet is down or something.

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Frist do you see all the lights on router or modem on...if so what error are you getting after you try to connect...if you have an offline issue if all about is yes..and you get a cannot display the web page..try opening the brower and click on file and see if there is a check next to off line if so then click on it to uncheck....

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-that is stating that there is an issue between the gateway AKA your router and the internet.

-try restarting computer first, if that fails to give you an actively working connection. if that fails try the following and that should clear up any issues you may have unless the internet is down for whatever reason, unpayed bill etc...

-so if there is a modem and a router unplug all devices from each other and unplug the router and modems power cords. restart computer. after windows boots up plug in ethernet cords back appropriately (telephone looking cables) to each other. plug the power cord to modem first then the router's power cord and your internet should be restored.

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