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"The network did not assign a network address to the computer"

Discussion in 'Networking' started by magikcat, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. magikcat

    magikcat Thread Starter

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    Help!

    My Windows XP laptop was connected to the internet via erthernet cable to a Linksky modem (I've been using my grandparent's internet). Up until a week ago, that's worked fine. But suddenly it's stopped working, and whenever I try to connect I get this:

    "Limited or no connectivity

    You might not be able to access the internet or some network resources. This problem occured because the network did not assign a network address to he computer."

    Could anyone please help me?

    ETA: I am completely illiterate when it comes to computers, so details might be necessary. Thanks!
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    What non-Windows firewall or security suite do you have?

    Try the following repairs first ...

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
     
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