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Laptop wont connect

Discussion in 'Networking' started by nvrsummer2, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. nvrsummer2

    nvrsummer2 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I have a friends Gateway laptop with XP. I hook it up through my ethernet connection from my desktop. I get the little icon in the taskbar with the exclamation mark in it. It says limited or no connectivity and brings up a blank page in explorer. I looked in the device manager and it says the ethernet is installed and working properly.
    I have even tried the ipconfig/release, /renew trick and it times out on the /renew portion. I unplugged the modem when I switched it over for a min or so. But when I plugged it back into my desktop it connected right away. Any ideas??? Thanks....
     
  2. invalidusername

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    You are trying to connect the laptop via wire or wireless?

    Do you have a router? On the laptop, please provide the following:

    Start-Run type CMD, click ok

    type IPCONFIG /ALL

    right click on the windown, copy then paste

    post the resutl (may need a flash drive if laptop won't connect)
     
  3. nvrsummer2

    nvrsummer2 Thread Starter

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    I am using a wired DSL Modem. At home he has a wired cable connection. Will that make a diff as well when he tries to reconnect at home?

    heres the info... And no I dont have a flash drive so im going to just type it...lol

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . .: ed-y3vyvpmik1gt
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . .: Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . .: NO
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . .: NO

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-Specific DNS Suffix. :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .: VIA PCI 10/100mb Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 00-E--B8-38-90-22
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . . . : YES
    Autoconfiguration Enabled. . . . : YES
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . : 169.254.137.131
    Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . . . . . . .: 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway. . . . . . . . . . . :
     
  4. TerryNet

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    So that we know what our target is please post the ipconfig /all from your working PC.
     
  5. nvrsummer2

    nvrsummer2 Thread Starter

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    for some reason it wont let me copy!?!?! When I do paste it pastes all kinds of other junk. Any way to clear that out and start over?? So I can do a clean copy?
     
  6. invalidusername

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    Verify that your wireles card is enabled and turned on.

    It is clear that this is not a valid IP address coming from the router. Now, as TerryNET said, do the same for the working computer.
     
  7. invalidusername

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    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here. {credit johnw}
     
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