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Unable to connect to network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yofra, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. yofra

    yofra Thread Starter

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    I have been trying to connect to my university's network, but I am unable. I USED to be able, but now something changed and I can't. I am pretty sure that my Ethernet card is working properly, since when I plug in the cord I get a blinking green light, and it says that the driver is installed and working properly. Plus, when I run IPCONFIG, it gives me an IP Address and Subnet Mask. However, it does NOT give me either a Connection-Specific DNS Suffix nor a Default Gateway. I checked, and I am pretty sure that I have no firewalls (including the built-on XP one) running. Any idea why I can get an IP address and not connect to the network? My computer is registered with the university, and I used to be able to get online.
    Thank you!!!!
     
  2. Dataseeker

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    Can you connect to any other site on the Internet? If you can the problem is probably not with your side of the connection.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    So what changed since you USED to connect? Significant computer change; different location; etc.?

    Are you getting an IP address from the network's Dhcp server, or are you getting an APIPA (169.254.x.y) and mask (255.255.0.0)?

    Are you sure that a blinking light means a good cable and good connection (most indicators are solid)?
     
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