Question about Dell LATITUDE C640, P4 1.7G,256/20G,14.1,CDRW,NIC 5+ PP01L PC Notebook
Dell built laptop XPsp3
Connects to office LAN no problems
Try to connect at home with a tested broadband connection and nothing.
Have rebooted modem, rebooted machine. Checked IP settings on both a working home PC and the laptop - both set to auto DHCP and DNS.
Have tried right clicking the disconnected LAN icon and doing a repair connection. Fails to renew IP address.
IPCONFIG indicates a IP address of 169.n.n.n So its just not connecting to the internet to recieve a IP addy. If i replug the cable into the working home PC - bing - the connection connects straight away.
Recently I purchased an Vostro 1310 for my mother as her Inspiron 1100 was dying; I installed all the drivers everything was peachy but frustratingly enoguh I could not connect to our home modem -
I alleviated this issue by taking it off obtain ip address automatically.
Then I put the following data in
DNS preffered 10.0.0.138
I had to assign the laptop an IP as you can see and point it in the right direction which was to my modem. So all you need to do is find his modems default path and it should be sweet.
After I applied these changes it had no issues connecting - It might be a conflict of ip assigning on the network.
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Posted on Jan 09, 2009
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