Question about Toshiba Satellite A25-S307 Notebook
I live on a university campus and my computer won't connect to the internet. I can use wireless where I get a signal, but when I try to use the wired local area connection, I receive an error message saying "limited or no connectivity." The morons in the tech support office told me that I need a new network card, which may be the case, but I have never had trouble connecting to the internet before. When I right click on the connection in "Network Connections" and select "repair" it tells me it is not able to refresh the IP address. Why does wireless work but not wired? Can anyone make any suggestions other than replacing the network card?
Clicking repair normally sets incorrect ip addreses to your router requirements. Firstly, dissable your wireless connection, as your pc will still be trying to connect to the router, then try connecting again, your router should automatically assign an IP address to your pc. If that fails get into your routers settings (eg type in something similair to 192.168.x.x) x's being the numbers required for your router(see your manual); and have a look at the ip addresses that the router assigns to your pc's, probably on the 192.154.x.x region and write them down if neccassary. Then open up your wired cards properties(control panel- network connections- local area connection icon) and click on 'internet protocol tcp/ip', then properties and then click use the following IP address and type in the same numbers as your router range except for the last figure as this must not be same. You must also make sure the Subnet Mask numbers are the same as this is the route your connection follows to the router. Sorry it's a bit long winded but theres no shorter way round it.
Posted on Oct 11, 2006
I suggest you get a large can of baked beans and fill it up with cheese nugget
then run around the house shouting ''jabbawocky'' before blowing thrice on your monitor.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
Buy a Mac
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
your wireless devices are not configure to the right value. Start the wireless network wizard in your desktop computer.(Start- Control Panel - Network and Internet Connections - Setup a wireless network for a home or small office) Follow the on-screen instructions. After finishing, run the wizard in the router and then run it in the devices that you want to connect to the network.
Posted on May 10, 2008
This problem is common.
This error message occures when the wireless card does not get an IP address from the wireless router. To get the wireless router to issue the wireless with a new IP address the connection needs to be repaired.
Right click on the wireless icon and click on repair.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
ok. try this:
open a computer on your network that connects to the network. start -> run -> type cmd and click enter.
then type ipconfig /all
then open your laptop.. go to local area connection and click properties.
click internet protocol on the list and then properites.
click on "use the following ip"
and on the three text boxes below type the same settings as the ones that appear on the pc that you did ipconfig /all. the only differnt will be the ip address. if the pc is 192.168.0.105 you should put 192.168.0.106 or something else.
do the same with dns server.
click ok to close all the opened windows and check the new ip of the laptop
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks! My netbook is now at least saying "connected" instead of "aquiring IP address" like it has been for the last 3 days...but still not working :("
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