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%#%#%$ at PeoplePC screwed up our LAN on Dell Dimension 5100

The morons - and I don't mean to exaggerate their intellectual acumen - at PeoplePC's tech support had me make all sorts of changes to my network settings in order to be able to access the internet via their service. (We live so far out in the country, we're stuck with them) It worked insofar as we were able to connect one computer to PeoplePC, but spouse can't access the net on his computer through the LAN, which was working fine until then. The good folks at PeoplePC - again, I apologize if I'm exaggerating their nearness to humans on the evolutionary ladder - are very sympathetic, but canNOT imagine how to undo it. ARRGGHHH!! Both computers are Dell PC's running Windows XP.

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  • info68035 May 21, 2009

    Wow! That was fast! Thanks so much for trying to help us. It was an excellent answer, but unfortunately we already tried both things. The local localnet has major connectivity problems, which is why we switched to PeoplePC.

    I think I'm going to try connecting with my newer laptop and running a line from that to the Desktop. Maybe the $#@$# changes they had me make on the desktop won't matter if it's not the direct connect.

    Thanks again, antiochpc. I really appreciate your speedy response.

  • DWDpcRepair May 11, 2010

    you try the system restore as well

  • DWDpcRepair May 11, 2010

    go to start, control panel, network connections. then tell me whats listed.


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How about doing a system restore on both PCs to a point in time before they screwed you up? Then, switch carriers immediately...their software is buggy at best and causes all kinds of problems. Check out for a company I recommend and you don't need their software!

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer May 21, 2009

    Try deleting the network card from your device manager, then reboot. Your computer will find it again and install it and it will go back to default settings.


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