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Problem W/ Local Area Connection

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by agukids, Aug 17, 2003.

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  1. agukids

    agukids Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2001
    Hi, I just changed Internet providers and I now have to use the local area icon to disconnect. Well even when I am online it has the red X on the icon and says A Network Cable is Unplugged. How do I get this fixed????I am running XP.
  2. Romulus


    Aug 1, 2003
    I guess the cable is connected ;)
    Well.. Check the IP Settings and make sure you follow the instructions you've got from you isp. I suppose they use a DHCP Server and suggest you check that your computer don't use a static address.

    To check IP Settings:
    rightclick My Network Places and choose Properties.
    rightclick Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
    click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click Properties.
    then choose Obtain IP Address Automatically and click OK.
    click OK again.

    After that,
    click Start/Run.
    Enter: CMD and click OK.
    Enter (in black box): ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

    If you've got a new IP Address then you're up and running.
    If you don't get an address, then I guess we have a problem.
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