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Yesterday I turned on my compture and it had said that I needed to change my ip address and it was not connecting to the internet. I turned off the wireless and when dirctly through the modem and restated my computer and now the internet works and I havent been asked to change my ip address again. Do you think the problem is fixed or does the computer only asked you once to change your ip address?

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Shound like there might of been a ip conflict, something else on the network wanted the same ip as a device already on the network. it can be fixed the same way as you done it last time. its hard to say if it will happen again? is you network secured or an open network. if your network is open i could very well happen again

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How to find a IP address for my emachines laptop


go to start -- run and type in CMD
hit enter to open a black command prompt window

type in "ipconfig" without the quotes and hit enter. This will give you your IP address.

If you need the IP address from your provider that you are using out on the public internet, just go to http://whatismyipaddress.com/ and it will tell you what your external public IP address is.

Mar 06, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Change ip address


How To Change Your IP Address





How do I change my IP? There are MANY methods to change your IP. Some methods will work for you but may not work for someone else and vice versa.

If your IP is static, then you CAN’T change it without contacting your ISP.
If you have a long lease time (explained in this article) on your IP then you won’t be able to change your IP without cloning your MAC address, which I’ll explain later in this article.
It definitely helps if you know how the IP is being assigned to you.
You can read our DHCP definition to get a better understanding.
What is an IP lease time? IP lease time is the amount of time your ISP determines you’ll be assigned a particular IP. Some IP lease times are just a few days and other IP lease times could be set for a year or more. This setting is completely up to your ISP.
One of the easier methods to change your IP is to turn off your modem/router/computer overnight. Then turn it back on the following morning. This method WILL NOT work if your ISP has a long lease time set for your IP.
The following method will ONLY work if your computer is being assigned your external IP and not a router.
How to determine if your computer is being assigned the external IP
If your connection is direct to your computer and your computer gets the public IP and not a router, you can try this:
For Windows 2000, XP, and 2003
1. Click Start
2. Click Run
3. Type in cmd and hit ok (this opens a Command Prompt)
4. Type ipconfig /release and hit enter
5. Click Start, Control Panel, and open Network Connections
6. Find and Right click on the active Local Area Connection and choose Properties
7. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
8. Click on Use the following IP address
9. Enter a false IP like 123.123.123.123
10. Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
11. Hit OK twice
12. Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
13. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
14. Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
15. Hit OK twice
16. Go to What Is My IP to see if you have a new IP address

For Vista
1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs expand the Accessories menu
3. In the Accessories menu, Right Click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
4. Type ipconfig /release and hit enter
5. Click Start, Control Panel, and open Network and Sharing Center. Depending on your view, you may have to click Network and Internet before you see the Network and Sharing Center icon
6. From the Tasks menu on the left, choose Manage Network Connections
7. Find and Right click on the active Local Area Connection and choose Properties (If you’re hit with a UAC prompt, choose Continue)
8. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
9. Click on Use the following IP address
10. Enter a false IP like 123.123.123.123
11. Press Tab and the Subnet Mask section will populate with default numbers
12. Hit OK twice
13. Right click the active Local Area Connection again and choose Properties
14. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
15. Choose Obtain an IP address automatically
16. Hit OK twice
17. Go to What Is My IP to see if you have a new IP address

Some people have inquired about manually assigning their IP address. This IS possible, but you run a very high risk of your ISP banning you from connecting to the internet. To manually change your IP, follow the steps above for your Operating System. In step 9 or 10, depending on your O/S, enter an IP similar to the one displayed in the command prompt window. For example, if the IP displayed in the command prompt window is 75.1.2.3, change yours to 75.1.2.4. You’ll also need to manually enter the Subnet, Gateway and DNS Server IP addresses as well. If the new IP you give your computer doesn’t work, chances are someone else on the ISP network has already been assigned that IP. You’ll need to move on to the next one and keep trying until you find an open one. However, some ISPs match up your MAC or modem data to the IP that’s been assigned. If those 2 things don’t match up, you won’t be able to connect no matter what. If your router gets the IP and not your computer, you’ll need to http in to your routers interface and manually assign the IP there. It’s pretty much the same method as assigning the IP to your computer. The method that varies is in how you reach your routers interface. You can get the instructions from your manufacturer’s website.

on Jul 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have an aptiva desktop and i need an ip address in order for my internet to work


But do you have any internet connection??if yes and if its DSL than ur dsl router will automatically provide ip to ur pc???

Sep 08, 2010 | IBM Aptiva E 572 (2174572) PC Desktop

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I had compaq d310v yesterday i installed windows 7 .but internet does not connect.2 computer icon states that thier is no any connection,but i uses dsl


You may need to setup/ config your gateway ip address, and/or input a primary DNS address in your TCP/IP settings on your network properties. The gateway address should essentially be the ip address of your dsl router. The dns would be the same address.

To enable gateway and dns, however, you will also need to assign a static ip address to your computer. Which would be an address in the same range as your routers ip. EG, if your routers ip is 192.168.0.254, Then you could use any address Under 254, eg 192.268.0.105, Or 192.168.0.88, And so on.

Please reply to this posting If you require more clarification.

I post solutions/fixes on my site www.yama.co.za/forum Please take a visit if you can.
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Dec 07, 2009 | Compaq Evo D310v PC Desktop

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Dell Dimension DE051:Wireless Internet Problem (Can't Load Sites)


contact Comcast and have them reset your IP address. also have them ping your modem after they reset IP.
Also, see Linksys website for LELA (easylink advisor) to add devices to network. Uses a good bit of memory so don't allow to run automatically at start up.

Dec 30, 2008 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Hi i have a Dell Dimension E521 desktop and connect to the internet through an ethernet cable to a BT Hub. This has work up to yesterday when we could not connect.The pc advises it cannot find a...


its sure an IP conflict is there and i hope you don't have a router - a modem is there so that when you connect to the internet, computers will get ip address from your service provider and not from your device which is not having that function because of no router. Kindly check in your network properties that you have specified any manual IP address delete it and keep the option obtain Ip address automatically. Before all this you have to go to the my computer right click and select properties then hardware ->devicemanager ->networkadapters - under that you uninstall all the adapters and restart your pc


Thanks

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Dec 07, 2008 | 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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Can NOT Connect to the Internet...


use correct ip address and DNS address and the n check the connection with domain and then connect it to internet. use ping with ip address to check the modem performance.

Aug 16, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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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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