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Problem connecting to internet with Windows 7

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gymnophoria, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. gymnophoria

    gymnophoria Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2013
    I have a Windows 7 desktop, and I share connection with my neighbours' router using a cable. I was using it fine yesterday but today it refuses to connect. I can see that the router is on because it shows on wifi (the signal was always too weak for me to connect hence the cable).

    Normally if there's any problem I reset the router remotely by logging in to the box, but when I type in the ip 192.168.01, it finds nothing. As far as I know there's nothing wrong with the cable connection. I tried ipconfig /all but it only lists "Media Disconnected".

    I'm suspecting it's a problem with my PC rather than the router. I've tried tethering my PC to my Android smartphone via wifi hotspot, which I've done before and usually works fine, but as with the cable connection, it comes up with an error which can't be resolved by Windows troubleshooting. I can successfully tether other devices to my phone so I know that works. I've currently connected the desktop to my phone via Bluetooth, which is now working fine.

    I've looked through advice on here and did the winsock resets and rebooted, that made no difference. I checked Windows Update history but there's been no new drivers installed. I also did a System Restore to a state a few days ago when I knew it was working, no luck.

    It seems strange that my computer was all working fine yesterday, yet today won't connect to the internet. I'd appreciate any help.
  2. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    the login should be

    Also a Media Disconnected usually means no connection whatsoever so check the cable on the other end so that it is still plugged in to the router and working. Also check device manager for anything by the network adapters to signify an issue there.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Sharing internet access outside a household is almost always against the ISP's terms of service. From our Rules:
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