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Say's it's connected, but it's not

I have a ThinkPad 2379. We took it on a vacation last summer and my son changed the connective network to the hotel's wireless network (they talked him through it) I manually changed it back to 2WIRE at home and it says it's connected (star and everything) but it's not connecting to the net.
There is seven months of upgrades (AVG, Windows) that it can not install.

The signal light is green.

What do I need to do?

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  • 4tmore Jan 05, 2009

    Thanks for your prompt response.

    I powered off and that did not help. This laptop has been unusable since last July so it's just been sitting in my closet. HOWEVER, I have more information.
    I ran a Repair from the wireless network icon and it gave me this message.
    "Windows could not repair the problem because the following action could not be completed.

    Clearing the ARP casche"

    I have no idea what that means but it must be significant. Is this information helpful?

    PS. Power down did not fix it. I am running Network Diagnostics for Windows XP right now.




  • 4tmore Jan 06, 2009

    Thank you for your comment. I am using XP. The Diagnostics just told me to call my IP.

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Hi there
Try resetting the modem by removing power for a minute and then power it on, leave it to reset for a minute and then try to connect again

post back if no luck

good luck and kind regards

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jan 05, 2009

    are you using XP or Vista?

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