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Desktop won’t connect to internet but laptops will

Discussion in 'Networking' started by sensualsamsquanch, Jul 18, 2019.

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  1. sensualsamsquanch

    sensualsamsquanch Thread Starter

    Jul 18, 2019
    Hey everyone, I’ve been having constant issues with my desktop staying connected to internet. Sometimes it’ll lose connection for a minute, an hour, or multiple days. The past few days I haven’t been able to access internet on my desktop - however, my dad’s laptop connects just fine. I included a picture of IPCONFIG /ALL if that helps, however DHCP has been enabled.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you :)

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  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    A network address starting with 169.nnn. means that Windows did not receive an IP Address from the router. Therefore, Windows assigned an IP Address so that you could at least access your local network. IP Addresses beginning with 169.nnn. are private only cannot be routed over the internet.
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    The default gateway is blank. That means the ethernet port in your computer and the router aren't talking.
    Things to try:
    1. Change the ethernet cable between your computer and the router.
    2. Change the port on the router that your PC is currently using.

    If neither of those changes work, it is possible that the ethernet port is either using the wrong driver or is dying.

    Two possible ways to solve this:
    1. Internally install a new ethernet card
    2. Purchase a USB device with an ethernet port and use that instead of the internal device.
  4. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Do you have any internet security programs?
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