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Wifi connects to the internet but ethernet cable doesn't?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sunking101, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. sunking101

    sunking101 Thread Starter

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    Any idea chaps why my laptop connects to the internet over wifi but not if I connect the ehternet cable directly into the back?
    I have checked that the driver is installed (I think) and also that the box is ticked to allocate IP address automatically...
     
  2. TexMexAlex

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    You need to install the network driver first. What is you laptop model number and name?
     
  3. sunking101

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    Toshiba Equium A100-147
     
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    I already have that driver installed, it says that I'm connected to the internet.....but I'm not...
     
  6. TexMexAlex

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    Can you diagnose the internet?
     
  7. sunking101

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    How do you mean? I can get on with wifi but not directly through the ethernet cable. I have the driver installed and it says I'm connected....but no packets in or out.
     
  8. TexMexAlex

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    I mean to repair network connection:

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    If it is unsuccessful, it will display a message describing the problem.
     
  9. sunking101

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    "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:
    TCP/IP is not established for this connection. Cannot proceed."
     
  10. TexMexAlex

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    Download WinSockFix Here.
    Advise you to click on ReG-Backup to backup the current registry first, after that click Fix to try solving your networking problem. Let me know if you fixed it.
     
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