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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 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.

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