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My laptop has stopped connecting to the internet it comes up cannot find ip address, and area connection is unplugged but all cables are ok

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  • c r
    c r May 11, 2010

    what os? what brand/model laptop, any other hardware specs?

  • John Lockwood
    John Lockwood May 11, 2010

    Is your laptop connected through a router, if so, is it wireless or wired? How is your laptop connected to your modem? Cable or DSL modem?

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Try check your IP address, sometimes it automaticaly goes to default IP but it should come back nomal for sometime. try ping google.com if it indicates time out, then its something to do with your Internet service providers.How to ping to check conection, go to MS DOS command prompt and type- ping www.google.com.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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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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HOW TO CHANGE IP ADDRESS


To change your network IP address in Windows XP, Vista, or 7:
1. Press the Windows Key and R
2. Type command and press Enter. This loads your DOS prompt
3. Type ipconfig /release then press Enter. This disables your internet connection
4. Go to your desktop, and right-click on something called Network Place or My Network Places (If you're using Windows Vista or 7, look for the Network and Sharing Center through Control Panel)
5. Click Properties. You should now see something called Local Area Connection or something similar
6. Right-click on your connection (titled Local Area Connection if you're using an ethernet cable or Wireless Network Connection if you're on WiFi) and click Properties
7. Under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
8. A new window appears. On its own General tab, click the box beside Use the following IP address
9. Type in ones until you fill the box up (it should read 111.111.111.111)
10. Press Tab. You'll notice the Subnet Mask section automatically fill sup with numbers
11. Click OK
12. Click OK to bring you back to the "Local Area Connection" screen
13. Right-click Local Area Connection and Click on Properties again
14. Again, under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
15. Select Obtain an IP address automatically
16. Click OK
17. Click OK
18. Go back to your DOS prompt, type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter. This restores your internet connection.
By now, the network should've assigned a new IP address to your computer automatically.

on Jul 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My acer am1610-U1201A won't connect to the internet. I have the modem and router hooked up, ethernet cable and all other cables hooked up appropriately, and my computer says it's connected to a "local...


right click "MY NETWORK PLACES " desktop icon.

click "PROPERTIES"

click the Local Area Connection.. "Properties"

click "INTERNET Protocol (tcp/ip)

at the lower part,, click "properties"

thru the "General" tab

click the OBTAIN an IP Address automatically

click the Obtain DNS Server Automatically
then OK..

..
see to it that the name of the WORKGROUP same in the name of the server computer..

right click the "My COmputer"

"PROPERTIES"

"COmputer NAme"

...if they the same , you can access the net now.. Thanks for sharing your problem in fixya.com

Sep 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire AM1610-U1201A PC Desktop

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Internet Won't Connect


Hello,
Press Start->Connect To -->Show all connections.
If the Local Area Connection icon is crossed with a red X, right click it and choose (Enable, or Repair).
If there is no Local Area Connection icon, you must create a connection.
In the left panel in Network Connection window click create new connection.
1.The wizard pops up
2.Click Next.
3.Put a (dot)mark in Connect to the Internet .
4.Click Next
5.Choose Set up my connection manually
6.Click Next Choose the type of connection you have with you ISPN (dial up, etc.)
7. Click Next , and follow the instruction from here.

Hope it helps you find your way to a solution

Aug 30, 2009 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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Running windows xp.local area connection says network cable unplugged.Thats not the case,all cables connected. local area connection 2 says limited or no connectivity


On local area connection 2, right click and goto properties. Now scroll down to the 'internet protocol version 4' or 'tcp/ip' and click properties again.

Make sure that everything is set to automatic if it is not. If you have a router than the router may refuse a connection attempt from your PC if it is not setup to assign DHCP address. If this is the case then you will have to setup a address manually.

Dec 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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We just purchased a new Belkin Router and we can't get on line using it. Can you help us?


Suggest you use this site I'm pretty positive it will help you connect..

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

Just scroll down look for router name and model #.

Nov 27, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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We have a main pc attached to our broadband via ethernet and 1 other laptop which is also attached to the the internet but wirelss, my son has purchased an acer aspire 7730/7330 series laptop , how do we...


I think you need to specify the gateway address in your new laptop. For that you have to know the gateway address ( i,e. the IP address of your boardband router/ adsl modem.).

First, go to your old laptop, right click on My Network Places, Right click on the wireless lan connection and select properties. Click on Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and click properties.
Take a note of the Default gateway.
Now come to your new laptop, use the procedure mentioned above to open the Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) Properties box. Type in the Default gateway address which you have noted earlier. Click ok twice. Now see if you can access the internet. If you can't then let me know the IP address configuration of both your old and new laptops.

Nov 26, 2008 | Acer 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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Problem with ip address also limited activity


please right click on my network places go to properties u will find a network connection i.e, local area connection right click on it go to properties there u can see two check boxes remove the lower one i.e,Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity and i f any problem in ip address go to Internet Protocol TCP/IP option select it and go to properties then u can change ip address, subnet mask,gateway and DNS server addresses if u know these parameters properly change and say ok apply ok it will restart the machine thats it

Aug 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Network Connection


First off, the 1394 connection is a firewire connetion. Firewire is a less popular and slower alternative to USB 2.0 connections. Disregard that in respect to your internet connection. Now in regards to your desktop internet connection.... -Go to the control panel, select network connections, then local area connection. -Right click and select properties -Under the general tab scroll down to Internet protocal (tcp/ip) Make sure the settings are set to automatically obtain an IP address. If they are and still are not working you can try to manually assign an IP address yourself. The laptops ip address might be something like 192.168.1.2 so whatever your laptop ip address is make the desktop 1 number higher in the last field (192.168.1.3 for example). Don't change any numbers other than the last field. You can find out the other information like subnet mask and default gateway by using the laptop. On the laptop go to the start menu, hit run. Then type in cmd, this will bring up a dos prompt. Then finally type IPCONFIG . Listed will be the laptops active internet connections and it's IP addresses. Copy over the subnet mask IP address and the default gateway address into the desktop and like in the previous step just manually assign the desktop a different IP address 1 number higher than the laptop. If the dns server's address isn't listed on the laptop a quick call to your dsl provider will solve that question.

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