I cannot get the laptop to connect to my home network. Neither will the browser (IE 6 or 7) connect to the internet.
The hardware is all OK as SKYPE is working fine and any installations connect and download updates with no problems.
The problem seems to have occurred after using the Norton removal tool to get rid of Systemworks 2005 and Norton internet security 2007. I did this as the overheads with Norton are now unacceptable.
I have tried various settings including deactivating the firewall (windows native)
I have also tried resetting the Workgroup membership parameters several times.
I have monitored the connections and they are all checking out as good (wired and WIFI).
The DHCP is allocating the IP address and it working without any problems in the dynamic mode with a quick registration.
So:- IP OK, Hardware OK, Can connect but will not browse and will not network within the workgroup.
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Re: Lenovo R60 connection problems
First off go to the command prompt, enter ?ipconfig /flushdns? and hit enter. Then try browsing the Internet. Lots of odd issues involving Internet connection failures are DNS related. Sometimes flushing the local PC cache helps.
If that fails in the same command prompt enter ?ipconfig /all? and hit enter. Find the section that pertains to the network adaptor you are connecting to your network with. Find and supply us with the IP addr, subnet mask, default gateway IP and dns servers IP.
Also are you using XP Home or Pro?
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I think the problem is you cannot connect to the internet wirelessly using your laptop. The problem may lie in the modem or in the laptop itself. First you need to isolate the problem. That is, determine if the laptop or your modem is the one that has the problem. If you can connect to the internet using your laptop in someone elses home network or free wifi outside your home, then the problem is your modem. BTW, modems don't have the capability to connect wireless devices to the internet. You need a wireless router. If what you have is a router, you're on the right track. If your laptop can detect your home network, try connecting to it. If you're getting an error, call your Internet Service Provider. They should be able to help you fix the problem. Also, try updating the driver of your laptop's wireless card. You can do this by hardwiring your laptop onto your router, go to device manager, right click on your wireless card, then hit update driver. If nothing works, call your laptop's OEM.
Make sure that all driver are installed. Especially the wireless LAN driver. Go to control panel then click on system then click device manager. Look for the network adapter category. There should be no exclamation mark to any of the devices listed there. You can download all your computer drivers here. If everything are ok then all you need to do is to go to control panel. Click network connection. Look for icon named Wireless then click on it. Search your router and connect to it.
Plug ito your router with a network plug (ethernet adaptor) in a web browser enter the router access code (188.8.131.52) or check with your router manual to access the router. once in the router add the PC to the network this should allow you to access the network at full strenght