My Vaio cannot connect to the internet although it is able to connect to my home network and can browse and transfer files between other machines on the network. It just cant connect to the web. The browser times out. I tried resetting the winsock and clearing the arp cache but to no avail. I have Win XP SP2. The other machines on the network have no problems. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: cannot connect to internet
WOW SP3 was the culprit!
Here are several links to read and decide whether to use SP3 or not. I personally created my own SP3 cd from an SP3 iso file and installed it on my systems. I have not encountered any problems .(knock on wood)
New and Enhanced Functionality in SP3:
Networking "Black Hole" Router Detection: Now, this detection is on by default and is for detecting routers that are silently discarding packets. This feature is also available in Vista NAP Network Access Protection: Policy enforcement that protects networks. It is now included Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows XP SP3. Available in RTM (release to manufacturers) version of Vista
Security Descriptive Security Options User Interface: More descriptive text, hopefully this will provide better explanations of options. Enhanced Security for Admin. And Service policy entries: All new policy is present by default and after authentication cannot be removed. Microsoft Kernel Mode Cryptographic Module: A new Kernel module that fixes a known problem with Microsoft's cryptographic application. Windows Product Activation: Users can now complete the operating system installation without providing a product key. The keyless install option will allow installs of XP SP3 to proceed without using a product key for 30 days. This option is also available for Vista SP1 will not update your Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7. But it will update either your IE 6 or your IE7. From what I've been able to tell so far, the same is true of Windows Media Player. The update does not install the current Media Player 11 as a part of the fixes or additions.
Per PC World:
"Since SP3 was supposed to be mostly a bug-fix/patch consolidation release, the unexpected speed boost comes as a nice bonus," Barth said. "In fact, XP SP3 is shaping up to be a 'must-have' update for the majority of users who are still running Redmond's not-so-latest and greatest desktop OS."
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Sounds like your computer has not been assigned or has lost the IP. Try turning off all of your PCs. Then, power off your modem and router. After 10-15 seconds, turn on the equipment in the sequence: 1. modem (wait till all the lights come on) 2. router 3. computer
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If you are thinking of buying a new PC and trying to replace an old XP system to a new Windows 7, you might want to transfer your old favorite files to your new computer. Either transferring through a Easy Transfer cable, Network, or via USB
This procedures assumes that your old XP is still working and connected to your home or office network. and your new Win 7 is also connected as well to your networkBoth of your system and computer must be connected to the same network, either in the office or home, because it is easier to transfer files in this way, effectively and efficiently, this is practical than using USB flash drive or any external disk, though the process is similar.
Ensure that you have the Win7 InstallationDVD, or the Easy Transfer Software fromMicrosoft website, ready to be installed on your XP system. but be aware this is for 64 bit version system only, please visit Microsoft website search and download Windows easy Transfer and select "x86" in the file name for 32 bit or 64 bit, install this the same way you've done with ordinary software. In your Win 7 however, this software is automatically installed so do not bother yourself.
In this instance you will be asked if whether you want to transfer your whole data from all user accounts or to just specific user only, in this process you can also select specific files to transfer, but in order to transfer all accounts, both of your XP and WIN 7 must be logged as an Administrator.
So this procedure is Migrating through NETWORK, the other two procedure is Easy Cable Transfer and USB, external Hard disk. 1- Prepare both systems and ensure both are connected to the network and working, Start the XP computer and log in as an Admin 2- IN XP , Open up the and start the Windows Easy Transfer DVD, and look or browse for SupportMigwiz. if you have downloaded this simply select Start> All Program> Windows Easy Transfer for Win 7, it will load automatically. Simply read the screen for additional info and click Next 3- A new screen pops out and please select a Network as an option to transfer 4- Click This is my OLD COMPUTER, Still in XP Windows Easy Transfer will then generate a password for the transferring process, because in order to transfer files through the network you will be required to enter a password (record the KEY) After you enter the key, at this time Windows Easy Transfer makes the connection and scans the Windows XP system's contents and components. Once this is over, you can practically choose which data you want to transfer, or you want to import, just like customizing the items you wish to transfer. After you have decided which is which, click Transfer, then a progress bar will appears the process occurs.
The final screen will then show up indicating the process is complete. Confirm to see if the file you have chosen was actually transferred, then close all window, including the Easy Transfer Windows.
When you are connected to a Windows® network, you can browse the shared folders of other computers in the network, using the Archos File Browser. From the Home Screen, select the Browser icon. Once in the browser, select ‘Network’. Your device will search for other computers in the Windows® network and you can start browsing their shared contents.
Using the Archos double browser, you will be able to transfer files from a computer onto your device, or transfer files from your device onto a computer’s write-enabled shared folder.
whatever computer you are connected to needs activsync which you can get from windowsmobile.com. when connected you have to change the settings to allow for data transfer and internet connections. then you can browse. as for wireless, you have to have the internet package to unlock the block in explorer to make this work. I wonder if unlocking the phone would eliminate that.
Use this tip for a check list : band, encryption, protocol (WPA, WEP?) Do you see your radio signal (SSID) Do you set an access list on your router? add your Vista PC MAC address to router list or disable access list control. Be sure to browse internet using a cable connection to router Try removing access security and check if connection performed Restore security protection and match router/pc settings,