I cannot connect to the internet. when i try ipconfig, it says "media disconnected". this pc has integrated ethernet. what can i do. my router does not recognize the ethernet connection so my wireless network is down.
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Are the drivers installed? Look in your device manager for the drivers. You might need a new Ethernet card. Also check in the BIOS to see if it is turned on. Try hitting the delete key or one of the F keys when it starts to get to the BIOS.
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Try http://192.168.0.1 - you don't enter www. in front of an IP. Check that this is actually your routers IP address by doing Start > Run. Type "cmd" without the quotes and press Ok. In the black window that pops up, type "ipconfig" without the quotes. You'll see something like this:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
pinging 127.0.0.1 just tells you that your network card is operational and reacheable by your system.
I have a couple of suggestions - check them out and let me know what you found out.
Go to Network Connections / Local Area Connection / General Tab / Properties / Internet Protocol (TCPIP) (from the list)/ Properties. Are all settings set to "Obtain automatacally..."?
Is your operating system Windows XP Home or Professional (with Service Pack 2 installed)?
Have you installed the AirPort Utility software that came on the CD? (Check Start > All Programs > AirPort)
You have to have the software installed in order to setup the router.
What is your internet connection: Cable or DSL?
Take a look at this document "Designing AirPort Networks" which is also on the CD that came with the device. If you don't have it, here is the download (link). Go to page 25 and follow the instructions for PPPoE (if you have DSL service) or DHCP (if you have cable service).
Let me know how that works for you and if you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to look further into that if this did not work for you.
If you are using one box (or modem/router) only, when your computer says media disconnected, it means that your computer does not detect your modem.
You can try unplugging and replugging the ethernet at the back of your computer or laptop. make sure that the light on the ethernet port is lit up (especially for desktops, not sure about laptops though).
You can also do the same process with the ethernet cable from your modem/router. if your modem/router has other ethernet ports in it, try to connect it to other ports as well. If your computer still says media disconnected, try purchasing or borrowing a new ethernet cable.
Also make sure that your ethernet adapter is working properly and that media disconnected follows after ethernet adapter local area connection and not wireless connection.
Hope this helps!
It seems that you said your computer gets the ip address from your router,, which means thru DHCP of the router but if you look at the DHCP settings of your wireless card inside your computer ---the DHCP is OFF -- check your ipconfig/all command as shown in your problem too,,, your wless card does not accept the new IP which comes from your router --as DHCP is OFF on your wless card and sticks with the old ip address whereas the router maintains a new ip for your computer in its table and a mismatch occurs and you loose the internet connection ,,,,thats why repair works and then again the IP changes in the router for your computer and your computer's wless card lags behind and use the old ip adress ..... DHCP--- IS DYNAMIC , WHICH MEANS IT RENEWS THE IP address after some time and you computer gets stuck to the old one ,,, hence mismatch. "you make the DHCP -ON on your wless card too. it will be fine."