I bought it about 8 months ago cuz it had XP. I'm just now trying to get it hooked to internet, either by hardwire or wireless. It has a wireless card. I've tried using the ethernet wire from my desktop (which is hooked through a router), but no luck either, even though it works fine on my desktop. I've tried all the diagnostics I know. I think it has something to do with not recognizing the IP or something. Any help I can get is greatly appreciated!
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Some Lenovo and ThinkPad computers have a LED light that is located on the top edge of the screen and can shine a light on the keyboard.
To switch on this LED light, press the Fn key plus the PgUp key (This key maybe different on some model laptops).
How do you know your connected? If your only evidence of connectivity is a wireless icon in the system tray stating so. then its possible you have not authenticated with WEP or WPA.
Try the following:
Plug an ethernet cable into the laptop and into the router and try to access the internet. If your are successful, its likely authentication as previously mentioned.
It seems you have a static ip address. Check the ipaddress by clicking - start -run - type cmd hit enter. on the black screen - type ipconfig and enter. If the ipaddress shows ipaddress e.g 18.104.22.168 . its is static ipadress. Do ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew.If u are getting new ipaddress. Ping www.google.com and check if you are able to ping. You should be able to connect to internet. If not then reset the Internet router if you have one or shut down the computer.Disconnect internet cable .If u have modem,turn it off.Wait for 10 second. Connect internet cable.Restart the system and check. If issue persist contact ISP. Good luck.
Your problem is very indicative of an assigned ip address to your wireless card. Assuming you have windows xp as your operating system. Go to start, run, type in CMD, once the dos screen appears type ipconfig and look to see what your assigned ip address is.
Uninstall your wireless NIC and restart your computer, that will reset your card. If that dosent work, get a external Wireless card and hook a antenna to increase your signal, which also might be your problem. Or just pay for internet?