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Solving Limited Or No Connectivity error message
On setting up or make network connections on a
Windows computer, you may encounter a Limited Or No Connectivity error message
similar to the following:
Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no
connectivity. You might be unable to access the Internet or some network
This message can result from any of several different
technical glitches or configuration problems. Follow these steps to resolve
Limited Or No Connectivity errors in Windows.
Determine whether your network access is functioning
properly (that you can reach local network resources and the Internet). If you
are using a broadband Internet and Windows XP Service Pack 2, this message is
often a false error report. If your network access is non-functional. continue
to the following steps.
If your computer connects to the network through a broadband
router , resetting (powering off and on) the router may resolve the issue. If
not using a broadband router, or if resetting your router only temporarily
resolves the issue and the error message re-appears later, continue to the
If connecting to your network using Wi-Fi and using wireless
security, your WEP or other security key may not be set properly. Check the
wireless security configuration on your computer's network adapter and update
if it necessary.
If connecting to your network using an Ethernet cable, your
cable may have failed. Temporarily replace your network cable with a new one to
determine whether this resolves the issue.
If using a broadband router and DHCP on your network, check
your computer's IP address to verify it is valid and not a private address that
starts with 169.254. An invalid address of the form 169.254.x.x signifies your
computer's inability to obtain a usable IP address from your router.
To resolve DHCP configuration problems, proceed to the
Reboot your computer, router (if present) and broadband
modem together, then re-test your connection.
If your connection remains non-functional, run the Windows
Network Repair utility on your computer.
If your connection remains non-functional, update your
router settings to change from dynamic to static IP address configuration, and
set an IP address on the computer appropriately.
If your connection remains non-functional, unplug your
router and connect the computer directly to your broadband modem. If this
configuration is functional, contact the manufacturer of your router for
If your computer is connecting to your network directly
through a broadband modem, or if your Internet access remains non-functional
after following the instructions above, contact your Internet provider for
on May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet