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Cant get on the internet

Just reformated my girlfriends Dimension 4600c computer, and i installed nearly all the drivers excluding the SM bus controller and Universal Serial Bus, yet i cant get on the internet, im using a linksys adaptor to get on the internet, it says im connected but still not getting internet.

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  • jcoady
    jcoady May 11, 2010

    What OS are you running?

    Are you getting an IP address?

    To check, either go to a command prompt and type "ipconfig", or

    (GUI method)

    Go to "Network Connections", right click on the "Local Area Connection", choose Status, and click on the \Support\ tab.

    NOTE: An IP address beginning with 169. is an indicator that no IP address has been assigned.

    If the answer is 'No':

    Ensure that the adapter is configured for DHCP ("Local Area Connections", Properties, TCP/IP).

    If you are using a router or a cable/DSL modem recycle power to them and restart your computer to see if that fixes it.

    Try a different computer on the same connection to see if the problem still exists.

    Try a different Ethernet cable.

    But, if you do have a valid IP address:
    Reset any home router/firewall device by recycling power (same as above)

    Contact your ISP and ask them if they can 'see' your cable/dsl router remotely.

    Try connecting directly to the cable/dsl modem.

    NOTE: You'll need to recycle power to the router & modem each time you change devices connecting to them. The modem especially will tend to 'lock' on the MAC address of the device connected. The only way to quickly change devices and reset this is to recycle power to them.

    I hope this helps.

  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    "linksys adaptor" + "installed NEARLY all the drivers excluding... Universal Serial Bus"
    See a potential problem there? Where is your linksys adapter plugged in if you don't have USB drivers installed?


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Please cheeck that the modem and router have been configerated and has the correct ISP information.

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