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Solved: network connection verified, but IE will not display pages

Question: Solved: network connection verified, but IE will not display pages

Hi. I am new here and hope someone can help me. I have a desktop running Windows Vista that I have had for 2 years with very minimal problems. I have internet through b2x, ethernet plugs directly into my computer, no router. I have had this service for about 6 weeks with no problems up to last week. I also have Magic JAck phone service. Last week the internet was out due to a server problem with my ISP. When I still could not connect on Tuesday of this week, I called back and was told that all of their problems had been resloved and I should not be having a problem connecting. They looked from their end and said that they can see my connection and it is working fine. I can go into my Network Connections properties & see the connection and see bytes being exchanged, but when I try to open Internet Explorer it tells me that it cannot display the web page. Also my Magic Jack will not gives me an error that says that there is no network connection, but as I said I can see that there is. When I try to diagnose the prob in IE, it tells me that windows cannot find a problem. I have restored everything that I can find to restore, reset every setting that I can find to reset, I have unplugged and rebooted more times than I can count, and still cannot connect. I did notice that there was a Windows Auto Update that was done last Wednesday (which is when this problem started), but I uninstalled that update and still no luck.

Does anyone have any idea what could be blocking these applications that they are not recognizing the network connection, or am I going to have to take this thing into a shop and have it looked at? I appreciate any and all suggestions very much...thank you for your time!

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Answer: Solved: network connection verified, but IE will not display pages

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Hi. I am new here and hope someone can help me. I have a desktop running Windows Vista that I have had for 2 years with very minimal problems. I have internet through b2x, ethernet plugs directly into my computer, no router. I have had this service for about 6 weeks with no problems up to last week. I also have Magic JAck phone service. Last week the internet was out due to a server problem with my ISP. When I still could not connect on Tuesday of this week, I called back and was told that all of their problems had been resloved and I should not be having a problem connecting. They looked from their end and said that they can see my connection and it is working fine. I can go into my Network Connections properties & see the connection and see bytes being exchanged, but when I try to open Internet Explorer it tells me that it cannot display the web page. Also my Magic Jack will not gives me an error that says that there is no network connection, but as I said I can see that there is. When I try to diagnose the prob in IE, it tells me that windows cannot find a problem. I have restored everything that I can find to restore, reset every setting that I can find to reset, I have unplugged and rebooted more times than I can count, and still cannot connect. I did notice that there was a Windows Auto Update that was done last Wednesday (which is when this problem started), but I uninstalled that update and still no luck.

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Answer:Solved: network connection verified, but IE will not display pages

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I have a Gateway NV59 that I had not used for some time. Recently I started to use it, and I cannot connect to any web pages. I am connected to my wireless network. I have tried all the diagnostic tests I can find on my laptop, and they do not identify the problem. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have Explorer, Safari, and Firefox browsers and non of them will work. Does anyone have any ideas? I am a competent computer user, but not a techie at all.

Answer:Solved: Can't connect to Web Pages, connection to wireless network is fine

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Now then you lot. If anyone can solve this one, you can rate yourself above Dell Corporate and my service guy!

1. I re-installed WXP and all updates(including IE7)/programs and reinstated all my backed-up data to my main machine after installing new HD.
2. Plugged in my Dell Inspiron 1300 to my network cable and my network and broadband screens popped up as usual in the laptop and main machine trays.
3. Opened Outlook on the lap to check mail and got no the connection message and then IE and got Page Cannot Be Displayed.

Here's what I/Dell Tech and my service guy have tried:

1. Re-ran the network setup wizards.
2. Allowed third party browsing in IE7.
3. Pinged and ran all the check tests by sending packets.
4. Rolled back the OS and tried again.

No joy with anything. Tray still shows network and broadband present on both machines. Network connections are shown as excellent and fully functional. Any ideas please? I think I might be going insane....

Answer:Got network but won't display pages

Is browsing the only thing you can't do, or doesn't the network function at all? What was the result of the ping test?

If you are running a firewall, disable or uninstall it (temporarily)

Try resetting tcp/ip
Open a command prompt and type: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

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I keep getting the following error each time I open MS Outlook 2003 the first time after each shutdown:
Internet Security Warning
The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified.

The certificate's CN name does not match the passed value.

Do you want to continue using this server?
Yes No

I always respond Yes and it seems to work OK.

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This is complicated by the fact the computer in question operates in spanish, and i don't know what the corresponding error in english would say. But we can't sign in to a google account on that computer. Firefox, chrome, and i.e. all put up warning screens. The one for firefox says in spanish, 'connexion no esta verificada'. It says you've asked firefox to make a secure connection to, but the security of the connection cannot be confirmed. It says someone could be trying to supplant the site, and recommends not continuing.

We are scanning with eset. I tried removing gmail notifier, that didn't help. There is an option in firefox to continue despite the warning, but we chose not to do that. We've gone into the google account normally accessed on that computer and changed it's password.

What's going on here? Any thoughts?

Answer:browsers won't access google account, say connection can't be verified

Update - the scan with eset turned up no less than 5 suspicious files, related to a Mexico version of warcraft our nephew plays. However, after deleting those, the problem continued. We uninstalled Eset and installed Avast, and scanned again. That turned up another problem file, which was also deleted. Problem continued. We reinstalled Firefox, that didn't help. Next step is to reinstall XP, we need to do a fair bit of backing up first. But I would like to know what is happening. I'll try to look more for information on this error.

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Just wondering if someone can help me.

I am useing Wiows XP Home.

Recently I haven't been able to access any web pages or even check my mail. I don't think its a connection problem because my computer is still sending and receiving heaps of data, way more than it should considering I'm not able to bring up any pages. In a 20 min session I usually download about 5mb and upload close to 20mb.

Some people have said it is spys but i have tried heaps of spyware programs but I can't seem to get anywhere.

Before this problem I had a problem with something called PERFECTNAV. I got rid of that but it still won't work.

I'd greatly appreciate any help because I'm very close to saving all of my files on to cds and starting from scratch.

Thanks, Chugger21

Answer:Solved: Can't display any web pages

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WHen the IE window comes up, no matter what URL is typed, we get the standard IE Cannot Display Webpage. I tried diagnosing connections. I know we are connected to the internet because Outlook and IM work. I've done scans (virus, malware, worm) and nothing shows up as being a problem. I've checked security settings and they are the way the were from what I can tell. I'm thinking something got changed somewhere along the line. I'm at a loss. I am by no means computer savvy. So assume complete ignorance at its finest for me when you respond.

Answer:Solved: IE won't display any pages

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I got a new HP laptop on SAt. I have tried everything to get it to connect to the net
. Whe I try to connect (diap up) it either takes 5 triesto connect or does not at all. When I do get a connection the web page usually can not be displayed comes up.
I have pinge my server and get 100 loss on the packets, I called them and they seem to not be able to help. They say it must be a modem problem. This can not be because I had the same exact problem with my new Dell desk top I bought several months earlier. The guy that helped me there has since left and I can not remember what all he did.
Called HP and they found no software problems. Tested modem and it is fine. I do not know where else to go for help.
Oh ya, at first they thought it was a firewall problem. I shut off Nortons fire wall and windows firewall is managed thru norton according to the computer. What now?

Answer:Solved: can not display web pages

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Hey everyone, I am trying to figure out why exactly none of my browsers will display web pages. Some background: I have swept for viruses with Avast!, AVG, and Malwarebytes; DNS works; DHCP works; All appropriate services are running; Any programs that connect to the internet to update work; Steam connects as well.

I cannot for the life of me figure out why it will not display a web page. When I type in it tells me "Address is not valid". Although it won't display google or some well known sites, there are 4 different sites that it will connect to via my favorites. If you can think of anything, let me know.

Answer:Solved: Web browser don't display web pages

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Woke up this morning and something strange is going on. Computer was left on last night. Some of the major sites I go to (FB, Ebay, Google home page)only display in text. I have no idea what is going on. I rebooted the system and it's the same. attached are two screen shots of what I have for FB and Ebay, think you all know what it should look like. It's only a couple of pages, not everything. Everything except for a few pages displays just fine, that is what is strange. On my other computer things display normal.

Anyone have any ideas on this..a virus ...malwear ...??????

P.S. it appears to be only Firefox exhibiting this display issue.

Answer:Solved: Some pages do not display graphics

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Relevance 56.58% and don't display the buttons and stars for the recipes' reviewed. The pictures show up and the videos work.

I've cleared temporary internet files, deleted cookies, turned off McAfee security, added the websites to every place that IE will let me as trusted, etc. They display incorrectly in Firefox too. I've also checked the Hosts file. Recipezaar uses to display these buttons.

Attached is the home page. If you look in the top right side, you'll see vertical lines. There should be buttons displaying there, like COOKBOOK, MY ACCOUNT, etc. Below is a screen shot of recipe reviews. There should be stars showing next to the recipe name (or Chef's name...not sure since I can't see them!!)

Any thoughts?

Answer:[SOLVED] Some web pages don't display correctly in IE8

Welcome to TSF

First try and Clear Your Browser's Cache

Then try Clicking the Compatibility View button in the Address bar. When displayed, this button appears to the left of the Refresh button and contains an image of a broken piece of paper. This enables Compatibility mode for all documents in the domain of the Web site being viewed.

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hello i am new here
and have search for many hours for a solution to my problem.
I have not yet found one.
That is why I have posted this thread.
My problem is a weird one for me or just some spyware that tries to piss me off
Problem is as follow:

Some web pages does not load correctly as usual
Such as:

Some other web pages gives me a 403 error (Forbidden) and one of those are
Microsoft's Download Centre (possibly spyware).

this problem also occurs on the other computer on our network ( small home network )

any help will do

a screenshot of what facebook looks like is attached

Answer:Solved: Problems with the pictures and overall display of web pages

I've fixed the problem!

I've just used SpySweeper and now is everything fine.

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Currently I am using Mozilla Firefox and everything is working very well. However, I came across a page today that needed to be viewed in IE. I ran the program, something I haven't done in about a month, and the page did not load. After some experimenting, I found that no pages would load. I reverted all settings and it still would not work. All I get are 'page not found' errors. Any explanations?

Answer:Solved: Internet Explorer won't display pages

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Am running windows vista on a Sony Vio portable normally through a wireless connection. Every thing seemed fine until a few days ago when I got a message when trying to browse using IE 8 saying that could not display pages. I can still access the internet as I can use e-mail and access skype etc. Connection signal shows as excellent. Have another portable on wireless and my desktop which is hard wired; both of these units are accessing with no problems. Tried hooking up to a friends wireless connection unsuccessfully (same error). Connected portable with ethrenet and IE was able to access. Where do I start?


Answer:Solved: Browsers Won't Display Web Pages - Wireless

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I'm running Windows XP on a HP pavillion 7875, earthlink dial up connection.
I installed IE7 on my computer and can only connect to POP3 email, it cannot connect to any page. I tried to use XP's restore function but it will not restore to any time prior to the installation of IE7. I tried uninstalling IE7; it said it was doing so, but it's still there. (Somebody else posted that they'd unsintalled IE7 and it automatically reinstalled IE6; this didn't happen on my machine.) I tried taking my system disk and reinstalling IE from it; no effect, it's still IE7.
The IE7 error message offers "Diagnose Connection Problems"; when you click on it, a screen comes up that says "Welcome to Network Diagnostics for Windows XP This tool helps you identify and fix connection problems with your home network for computers connected to the Internet using a broadband modem (cable or DSL)." I feel this is a clue to the problem since as far as I know I'm not on a network and neither cable nor DSL is available where I am; I'm on Earthlink dial-up; I used to have a Direcway satellite connection; that satellite modem is disconnected but maybe IE7 thinks it's still there. Back before I got too poor for Direcway, an error message used to pop up that said "a network cable is disconnected" but everything always worked so I ignored it.

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Answer:Solved: IE7 will not display pages; thinks it's on broadband

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After doing a search and then clicking on a link the monitor display a blank page. At the top it shows the name of the link I tried to display but but if I click on that it just shows the page with the links from the search. Each time I click on the link another bar shows at the top with the Explorer icon but it is just another blank page.
This is the first time I have worked with Windows 8. Is there something someone can explain to me?

Answer:Solved: Browser won't display pages for links

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Hi All,

I have an issue which sounds much like one posted on 19th Feb, however my problem is on a new build, straight out of the box. FX 6100, GA-78LMT-USB3, HD5770, 4Gig non branded memory and W7 Ultimate 64 bit.

I saw this on the first website I visited, there were a number of images which only showed the top half and the bottom half was a mass of coloured pixels 'noise' covering the whole half of the image. On other websites small problems would be seen in different areas of the screen rips or tears and sometimes it would seem that the whole web page has been taken apart and each component is displayed consecutively down the left side of the screen.

I tried all the cache deletes, GPU acceleration, removed GPU and used on board VGA etc. It has to be software but I am at a loss, I have only installed OS, MS Office, MS SE and Chrome so if a re-install is required it's not a major issue.

Every other PC in the house is fine, if anyone has an idea I would be very grateful.

If any more information is required, please ask and I will provide


Answer:[SOLVED] Web Pages display incorrectly in any browser

Since your unit is band new, if there's a hardware problem you want to resolve it while under warranty. Test your video card: Video Card Stability Test 1 - CNET

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Just updated to Google Chrome 11.0.696.60 unknown -- assuming stable, since that is what I use.

Top is Chrome 11 - the texts look broken. :huh:
Bottom is Internet Explorer 9 -- the texts look normal

Any help on this or suggestions?

Answer:[Solved] Chrome doesn't display web pages properly

RE: Chrome doesn't display web pages properly

Mine does this as well. i am on the dev channel, and i have no idea what causes it.
Do you have anything enabled in about:flags?

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Firefox version =
IE version = 7.0.5730.11
AOL version = 9
OS = Windows XP

I have been using AOL for ages but it kept cutting me off so i moved onto Firefox & occasionally, IE 7. They have both been working fine until now,
i can no longer log into (the page opens but the graphics dont load and when I try to log in nothing happens for ages and then it says:
"The connection has timed out, The server at is taking too long to respond. "

another site that suddenly wont display is

however, they WILL display if i use the AOL 9 software.

I have tried using restore points but it makes no difference although i cant go back very far because all of them except "october 2008" have disappeared for some reason and i dont know why!)

whats happened, how can i get them working again?

Answer:Solved: Firefox & IE wont display some pages anymore

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I have an HP G72 Notebook with Windows 7. My notebook is connected to my router, however none of my browsers open web pages. I have Internet Explorer and Firefox.

I've tried scanning in safe mode with AVG, Superantispyware, Malwarebytes, and Spybot. That didn't fix my issue. I have unplugged both my modem and router for a couple minutes and that didn't work. I've tried clearing my cache, that didn't work. I've tried disabling and enabling my network adapters.

I"ve gone to Wireless Connection Status > Properties > Internet Protocol Version 6 and Version 4 and both are set to obtin address automatically.

In IE I tried Tools > Internet Options > LAN settings and that is set to automatically detect settings
I also tried hardwiring the laptop to my router and still had the same issue. I know the router is working because my Playstation 3 can connect to the internet.

I'm currently posting this on another laptop since I can't open any pages.

Please help me.

Answer:Solved: Internet Connection But No Web Pages

It might be a possible DNS problem. Try running ipconfig /flushdns in an elevated command prompt.

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I have these wierd symbols display on my pages instead of the proper characters. I've been using chromeplus as my browser and changed the encoding to auto-detect UTF-8 but that does not fix it. My other browser Mozilla Firefox has the same problem and even a new browser i installed called sliepnir (without tampering its encoding) has the same problems.

I provided two attachment to provide examples

the first attachment is a website that serves as a guide for a game I'm playing.

the second attachment is how the youtube comments is displayed in browser.

The website is displayed a blank on my computer.

How do I fix this?

Answer:Solved: Some sites display wierd characters and some pages don't work

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Please help!

My network connection is ok but I can't get IE onto the internet. I am running Comodo firewall and AVG free version. I had internet access last week but not any more. I don't normally run Malwarebytes but got a virus and AVG wouldn't load up. Therefore, I ran Malwarebytes and it quarantined the viruses. After that situation I can't get on the internet. Malwarebytes doesn't normally run, I just use it as a backup - which did help to get rid of viruses because AVG wasn't able to run.

This is on XP and a Dell wireless laptop.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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Hi I really need someones help,
I have recently moved home after living on my own. Whilst in my own house i was using Sky Broadband. Since moving home i have had to get a Belkin network card and arial. I couldn't get any connection at all, so i called Belkin and have managed to get a connection to my parents router.

However, when i try to load a page it says:

"Address not found
Firefox can't find the sserver

The browser could not find the host server to the provided address
Did you make a mistake when typing the domain?
Are you certain the domain exists?
Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings
is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy?Incorrect settings can interfere with web browsing."
Before moving out i had a connection using a Belkin wireless card and Arial.

I have tried turning my firewall off and this still doesn't work. I have also tried to use IE and this comes up with a similar error?

What culd it be? Can someone please help me i'm going out of my mind!

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Solved: I have internet connection but cannot load any pages??

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Hey guys and gals.

I have a customer's computer here thats driving me nuts. I've narrowed it down to a software/OS problem but I can't pinpoint it.

Running WinXP Home, Internet connection wasn't working at all with the onboard ethernet, so I threw a new PCI NIC card in. Operates just fine after boot, speeds are good, everything is peachy, until about 10-15 minutes after, not IE nor Firefox will load any web pages. At this point, the IP is still good, I can ping and tracert to any website of my choice with no problems, but the browsers both refuse to load anything.

As a note, it's not the new NIC card, I used two different (brand new) ones. It's also not the ISP's box or the cables, symptoms are the same at two different locations including my office and the customer's home.

Checked the entire thing extensively for viruses/spyware, it's clean as can be, tried a winsock fix, played with the network and NIC card settings for a good hour. I just can't figure this one out, and I really don't want to admit defeat and reinstall the OS.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Connection is good, browser(s) will not load pages.

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basic system details:-
PC:Intel. Core i7CPU 975 @ 3.3Ghz (not overclocked) Total CPUs 4 x 2=8...12 GB DDR3 RAM - Hard drive (1000.20 GB). Dual boot -Windows XP Pro SP3 (86 - 32 bit) Win 7 Pro- SP1.. 64 bit Graphics: 4 x NVidia GeForce 295..Sound-Creative GTX
I have hosts file installed but at each boot into Win 7 (not when booting into XP), I get a message telling me that Hosts file manager cannot verify my hosts file, do I wish for new hosts file to be installed [yes or no] replying YES I get new hosts file installed and another pop up question "Do i want my additional entries addded [yes or no] with YES, my additional entries are restored to the new Hosts file. This all happens even if I have just installed a new edition of hosts file , my latest being Sept 5th.

Answer:Solved: Hosts file not verified

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I know this is a shot in the dark... Can't seem to find anything on the internet.

Is there a tool out there that displays the computer's network connection status' on the desktop?

Something like a red/green light for connected/not connected?

It would be sweet if it was dynamic and displayed in the gina login screen...

I have a bunch of users that can't seem to wait for their laptops to connect to a wireless network before attempting to login... Doesn't matter how many times I tell them to wait 10 sec they still complain that they can't login lol

It would be nice to say... when that light is green login....

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I have an ASUS 64bit 4GB laptop running windows 7 which is connected to my wireless network. I use a Belkin router and my ISP is talktalk. I also have a Compaq desktop 32bit 2GB running Vista connected to the router via a ethernet cable. When I try to load I get the header but not the rest of the page unless I perform ipconfig /release in cmd. Some pages don't load at all such as and some times when I go to buy things on line. I recently visited family and took my laptop, there I connected via BT and everything worked fine!! Any ideas anyone?

Answer:Solved: Some internet pages don't load via my network

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Our work computer has been glitchy at best lately.. had to reset IE 7 to default settings now a program that we have been running for years ( our work web based site) gives us the security warning " PrintLib.dll the publisher could not be verified are you sure you want to run this software..we know its good as I said we have ran it for years.. how can I get rid of this message as its very time consuming in the type of work we do on our web page.
We are running IE 7 Win xp Home edition.

Answer:SOLVED: security warning this publisher could not be verified

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Hi all,

This will be a simple question but there may not be a simple answer. I'm hoping it's just a registry setting that someone will know about.

I'm running Windows XP SP2 on my laptop. When it connects wirelessly to my network the balloon pops up over the system tray stating "Wireless Network Connection is now connected". This is a useful message (at least slightly) and I'd rather have it display, than not. However, the annoyance to me is that it seems to take forever to disappear on its own. I'd like it to fade out after about 5 seconds, and I'd also rather not have to click on the X to get it out of the way. (I know, I want everything and I want it right now! )

Is there a setting somewhere in the registry that controls the amount of time this balloon is displayed?



Answer:Reduce Balloon Display Time for Network Connection Message

Hi Bugwriter and welcome to TSF !

I've never tested the following hacks so can't tell if they'll work or not but afaik they will apply to all the balloon tips in XP (like when you hover your mouse over a button to make a longer description appear), not just the network connectivity status balloon.

In the registry, navigate to
There should be a dword called BalloonTip. Create it if it's not there. The lowest its value, the shortest time the tip will be shown.

To disable completely the balloon tips, navigate to
and create a new dword called EnableBalloonTips. Set its decimal value to 0.

Other links about that subject :

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I am having a strange issue. I am connected, yet I see the not connected icon for wireless and wired internet:

I have restarted, cleared icon cash, ended explorer.exe and restarted it. Does not effect usage, just annoying. Does this on every network. Any ideas?


Answer:Network connection tray icon display wrong image

Hi there,

If this bothers you although you are connected to the network and internet you may try to uninstall/reinstall the device driver from your computer's device manager if you have not done this yet.

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Please help! I have been trying to "fix" this issue on my laptop for the past month, on and off. I have been using other sources to access the internet reading up on resolutions on this issue and all kinds of forums. I am knowledgeable, but not able to understand some of the fixes and terms that I have come across. I feel like I've tried everything and still I cannot access the internet on my PC wired or wireless.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5038. I tried to release & renew my ipconig. Please see below for ipconfig.
Please help!!!


Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::99c7:7719:23ee:4b4d%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{94D24E85-E5CD-4F09-9936-AE48393A2683}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

C:\windows\syst... Read more

Answer:Solved: Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Con

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Hi i have been having problems lately with my network printers shared from my server. some users can print to them fine and others can not. what i mean by when they can not is when they print to the printer it goes to the printer and it comes out with the right amount of pages but the pages are blank. dose anyone know what may be going on with this it has confused me totally.

Answer:Solved: Network Printer prints blank pages

I have had the same issues before. What I found found that works is reinstalling the drivers on each pc that is having an issue. It has always worked for me. If it does not work, let me know. Thanks..


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Cannot connect to home wireless network with Toshiba Satellite laptop running Vista with SP2. Other family wireless devices working fine and good internet connection using ethernet cable from my laptop to router.

Problem just started today after trying public free wireless in airport early today. Would not connect and got a security certificate warning on another free internet network. So, did not use. Internet worked fine tethered to my phone.

I have an internal wireless g card and a usb plug-in wireless n adapter. Neither one works now. In network status section of control panel shows good network connection but red X before internet connection icon.

I ran a Norton scan and Malwarebytes scan in safe mode with no issues. Also tried to connect wireless in safe mode with no success.

Lastly I did system restore to a few days ago when wireless connection was working fine. No success there either.

Answer:[SOLVED] Good wireless network connection but no internet connection

you have not accedently switched OFF the wireless at all

can we see an ipconfig /all and ping tests and an xirrus screen shot

also delete all the profiles


How to remove Wireless Profiles
Removing an existing wireless "profile"
b]- Vista/Windows7:[/b]
FAQ - Welcome to TP-LINK
- delete the wireless profiles
Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all


ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfi... Read more

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My PC is unable to connect to any web pages. But according to the wifi indicator, I am connected to my home network. All my other devices are connected to the internet, so I know my network is working fine. I'm running Windows 7 and using a Netgear wireless USB adapter. Any ideas? Not sure where to start.

Answer:Solved: Connected to home network and internet but can't load web pages

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Hi. I am unable to connect to websites thru FireFox or IE, but I am able to ping the sites. There is no spyware on the computer, and I have no firewalls (the XP firewall is disabled.) Any suggestions? Just installed SP2 - could this have anything to do with it?

Linksys Wireless G network.

Answer:Solved: Unable to view web pages, connected to network and can ping

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Hi All

Please can anyone help??!! I have done something and I don't know what!

I have just bought a new computer, a compaq, running windows 7, AMD athlon (tm)IIx2 245 processor, I had no problems connecting it to the internet, it has a wired ethernet cable which plugged to my Thompson router and worked straight away. I also have a Toshiba satellite L350-170 laptop (running Vista) with wireless internet connection. At this stage I was getting internet on my new PC and wireless internet on the laptop.
The problem came when I tried to set up a home network, I have done it previously (on the old pc running Windows XP) with no problems, however I am not sure what I have done, but I can get internet on the PC but on the laptop it is connecting to the wireless network but not the internet.
In the network and sharing centre it shows the laptop connected to an Unidentified network but then there is a cross through the line connecting it to the internet. In Network and Internet, Network connections I double clicked on Wireless Network Connection and then on diagnose, I got a box with the heading - 'The network adapter "Wireless Network Connection" does not have a valid IP Configeration.

I am a bit bewildered what to do, and thought it better to seek help rather than fumble around in the dark!!
Hope someone can help


Answer:Solved: Help network adapter 'wireless Network Connection' does not have a valid IP a

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IGNORE IGNORE.... fixed it thanks anyway
Hi there,
I am having trouble connecting to the internet from my laptop via a D-Link wireless ADSL router.

This is a new problem on a laptop that has been used on this wireless network many times - very strange?

When i click "repair" it seems to hang at the point of acquiring my IP address.
Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Wireless network connection can not acquire network address?

Through the web browser on my desktop i changed some settings on the router i.e. the WPA, and it seemed to work? Magic

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I just bought this computer:

I would like to download some software on there like Google Chrome, itunes, etc. But IE8 doesn't want to let me download anything without a "verified signature". How do I get around this? (I wasn't entirely sure where to post this question as I don't know if it is Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 8 that is the problem.)

Thanks for your time!

Answer:Solved: Internet Explorer 8 doesn't let me download anything without a "verified sign

It looks like this website explains my situation perfectly...

Would it be recommended to attempt the fixes suggested on there?

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The "two monitors" display, at the bottom right of my toolbar, that display Connection to the Internet, do not display instant connection speed.

I am told that with XP, it is supposed to display instant connection speed, when you hover over it. Is this right?

I think I installed some software from a company who I used as my ISP, and it changed this to display 100.00 Mbps ALL THE TIME.

Does anyone know how to get it to display the instant connection speed again, please.

Answer:Solved: Local Area Connection Display

I am told that with XP, it is supposed to display instant connection speed, when you hover over it. Is this right?Click to expand...

No. It will show nominal connection speed.

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Hi, ive seen many posts about this and tried all sorts but can't get to the bottom of this problem. My Internet connection is fine but on my windows vista laptop I can't get on the Internet, even though when I diagnose connection problems it states there are no problems. My iTunes was able to connect to the Internet still, even tho Internet Explorer couldn't, that was until I upgraded my iTunes and now can't connect to iTunes store as no connection. Please help as I'm worried this is the end for my laptop!?

Answer:Solved: Cannot Display Webpage, internet connection fine?

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Hi everyone: Having trouble with BOTH IE and Firfox. I cannot access CERTAIN websites.Yet others are fine. Best example is neither IE or FF can access go daddy. I have an old aol account and tried that and it accessed it fine. My computer guy came a few weeks ago and got everything running but now it has happened again.

I'm running AVG; Adaware and Windows Defender. Always have without a problem. Acutally, AVG was just put on a few months ago.

another point. I've always had Adwatch turned off on adaware. It seems to have turned on somehow. Also, there is NO ICON on the task bar for me to turn off.


With Firefox
Here are two examples: When I go to on mozilla I get the following:
"Connection Interrupted The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again"

With ID
when I go to the same website using IE I get the following:
"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address. " There are some other websites that do not come up, yet did come up...even after I "refreshed"

Other details: When I open AOL (no comments please, I've had it since the beginning an use it for junk mail and extra email addresses) go daddy opens fine.

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Answer:Solved: HHT LOG: IE cannot display webpage/FFox:Connection Interrupted


The log is clean. see if this helps:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.


Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Caution: This program is for Windows 2000, XP and Vista only
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
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I am running XP on a Toshiba Qosmio G25.

When I launch IE Explorer, I get the message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage".

When I first got the message, I thought maybe my wireless connection had dropped. However, I confirmed that I was connected with an "Excellent" signal strength and a status of "connected". I also noticed that Weather Bug had successfully connected to the Internet and displayed the current day's forecast. I tried launching another program that automatically goes to the vendor's Website and checks for the latest version. I got a message alerting me to the fact that a newer version was available and asked if I wanted to download that latest version. I successfully download the update.

I then checked "network Connections" and saw that the Internet Gateway and Networks all displayed "connected".

I then tried connecting via direct cable to my router and turned off the wireless access, but I still couldn't connect to the Internet through IE Explorer. However, my desktop cabled directly to the same router had no problems connecting.

I then thought maybe my version of IE Explorer had become corrupted, and tried loading a new copy but no change in results. Likewise, I tried using a copy of Netscape with the same results.

Can anyone offer a suggestion?


Answer:[SOLVED] IE Can't Display Webpage, but Confirmed Connection to Internet

Welcome to TSF

What version of IE are you using? When you stated you loaded a new copy did you uninstall previous then install new version?

Try and Clear Your Browser's Cache

Try this too:
If you have XP-SP3 or Vista, you should use the built-in repair for the WINSOCK and TCP/IP stack. If you have XP-SP1 or earlier (and any previous version of Windows), you should use the Automated WINSOCK Fix all Windows Versions. I've included all the resets here.

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

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I have recently reinstalled XP pro on a PC and do not have internet connection using Internet Explorer or Firefox, I cannot ping either of my other two computers.
I have installed the Mother Board Drivers.

Device managed tells me that both network adapters are working properly, Local Area Connection tells me that I am connected although send/receive packets are about 1 (send) and 20 (receive) after an hour of being told there is a connection.

I multi boot with Windows 7 and a Linux system and they both have internet connection so it seems to be restricted to XP.

Any suggestions on what may be wrong would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: network adapters good , local area connection good but no internet connection

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Is there a way to get one computer to display on all of the monitors. Such as:

If I am watching a movie and want to show it on every monitor on the network, how would I go about doing this?


Answer:Solved: Computer Display over Network

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i am not sure if i got a virus or not but a couple of weeks ago my computer was acting funny. Cant Recall exactly how, but it was at bootup. I reformatted my hard drive and applied the operating disk from dell. Everything boots up fine now. But when i try to connect to the internet, i have a problem. I get an error message. I hit diagnos problem, and get the network adaptor "realtek rtl8101 family pci e fast ethernet nic (ndis 6.0) is experiencing driver or hardware related issues. In the device manager i get a yellow triangle ! with this adator and also standard VGA Graphics Adaptor under display adaptor. I treid to reinstall hardware with no success. Under device status i get "this device connot start (code 10) Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Solved: display & network adaptors

Welcome to TSG:
The best place to get the drivers that you need is the pc maker's web site.In your case Dell.
So,go to
Go to the support page.You should have written down,:
The service tag # of your pc.It is on the id tag on the side or bottom of your pc.
Go to the driver/download section of Dell support.
There you will enter your tag #.You will get a listing of the drivers that are available for your specific machine.
I would download /install in this order.
Chipset driver if available.
Then: drivers that Device manager indicates that you are misssing,including the network adapter drivers.
Might be handy if you print off a copy of device manager so you can tell exactly what devices you have by make and model #.Here is a way to get a printable copy for that.
Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

Device manager:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
4. should be enabled and working properly.
5. If error code,what is it ?

It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtSc... Read more

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I have a laptop and recently took it to my daughters she connects to the internet using a Sprint usb connector for her wireless I plugged it into my laptop and now I am getting popups saying that I can't connect to a 3G network,it keeps disrupting my internet connection I went to add remove programs and removed the Sprint program but it hasn't helped. What do I do now? I have Windows XP.

Answer:Solved: 3g network connection

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop will not connect to any network, wired or wireless.

I'm running XP Home SP3 with a Gig of Ram.


I installed a trial version software (verified malware free) which also installed Microsoft .Net 1.1.

I uninstalled it using a third party uninstaller.

I soon discovered the uninstaller had successfully uninstalled the trial software, Microsoft .Net 1.1, Chrome and my wireless network connection.

IE, Firefox, Opera and Safari seemed untouched in that all would load. However all would give the Page not found error.

The wireless icon showed Connected & Excellent Signal Strength, but also Acquiring Network Address.

When a half hour passed without it gaining an IP I first disabled, then uninstalled my Antivirus, antispyware and firewall and ran "ipconfig /renew "

No change.

Ran sfc /scannow

No reported problems

Decided to try to connect to my router using wired connection, so I tried to enable the Windows Firewall.

Got this error message:

Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Service.
It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. The connection may be using one or more protocols that do not support Plug and Play or it may have been initiated by another user or the system account.

The only other system account is a limited one that's never been used (until I just checked to ensure I never had used it.)

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Answer:Solved: No network connection

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I have a Asus Extreme Striker 2 motherboard and seem to be having network problems.
My computer was working fine last night, but when i started it up this evening I have no network connection (no Internet). My PS3 and Mac laptop work fine, even using the same network cable, but the PC does not even pick up the network. I have tried using the other network socket in the motherboard, but still no luck.
Last night I did update the BIOS, using the Windows based software that came with the motherboard, but even straight after that It was still working fine.

Answer:Solved: No network connection

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

Let's see this as well.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi, i have a Toshiba Equium and cannot connect to our wireless route. We also have a computer which connects with no problem at all. I can connect to a wireless point across the road.

It shows up, connects but says it has limited connection. Need help!!

Answer:Solved: No network connection

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The PC has an IP address, I can ping the router but not another PC, nor can I ping the net.

I can't browse the net but I can go into a netshare and see the files.

I can do a trace route or an NS lookup on & etc. but I can "navigate" with the IP address.

The PC runs on Vista Home Basic, SP1.

Answer:Solved: Network connection up but no net

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I have a similar problem. I plugged the ethernet cable into another computer and all works fine. So, I am sure that data is coming and going as it should.

When I plug it into the problem computer, the green light on the adapter comes on. And when I check the device manager the adapter shows up. When I click on it the message is that "This device is working properly".

I had to reinstall WinXP Pro SP3 and there is no sign of the network. When I ping the card as per post #12 it does not find anything. I did the no-brainer stuff like making sure that the card if firmly seated on the mother board.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: No connection to network

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hi recently i had to reboot my sony vaio laptop this made laptop go back to factory settings now for 4 days have been unable to get on internet through my router router is working as it is running on my desk top pc and the ip address is ... i have asked in other forums but they all tell me to do the ipconfig /all test on laptop but then i cant get no more answers what to do next here is the details fro ipconfig /all from my laptop hope anyone on this site can help me .... Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-fbacaeae15
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-4A-82-3F-99

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Netw
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-4A-27-30-34

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff... Read more

Answer:Solved: no network connection

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I am currently receiving 2.9 Meg download using my Intel 82578DC Gigabit though my Local area network can receive a maximum of 100 Mbps. I am with a network service provider that can give me a maximum of 38 Mbps. Can anyone tell me what defines the maximum speed I can download at if I am receiving 38Mbps from my supplier though my Network connection driver is only allowing me to download at 2.9Mbps???

Answer:Solved: Network Connection

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I have a ASUS X58L running Windows7 Home Premium, with ubuntu 10.10 installed in Windows using wubi. On boot up i have the choice of Windows or ubuntu 10.10. If i chose Windows my internet connection shows as ( public network with limited connection ).
But if i chose ubuntu 10.10 it connects to the internet and everything works as normal.
I have tried running the trouble shooter in Windows and it does not find any faults.
Any suggestion please, i am just a beginner so please keep it simple.

Answer:Solved: limited network connection

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I just reinstalled Windows XP (home) from scratch and have also installed SP2 on it.

Previously when I connected to the internet an icon appeared in my tool bar showing two computers and indicating computer activity by lighting up.

I have reinstalled my DSL and dial-up connections but am unable to find or reinstall my previous computer activity icon. I would like to have that icon in my tool bar as it has beem very useful in the past. Right now I can't tell if I'm connected to the internet or not!

Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Icon

go to control panel, select network connections right click on your local area connection then choose properties then place a check in the box where it states "Show icon in notification area when connected"

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I used to be able to check how long my PC had been running by left clicking my connection in the Network Connections section of the control panel. Now for some reason when I left click it nothing is happaening. Also if I right click it and click on status again nothing is happening. I have rebooted my pc but to no avail, can anyone please help me, Dojo

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Status

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I have a Linksys WRT350N router connecting my home network.

I was wondering if anyone knew what settings Microsoft recommends to set up your router as to cooperate with the Xbox 360 well.

Answer:Solved: XBOX 360 Network Connection

I found out a while ago, but forgot about this post.

After creating a static IP, on your router, open up these ports:

88 UDP

3074 BOTH

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I'm running XP Home SP3, and wondering what are the network connections that show up under; Network Connections on my system. There is one that says Local Area Network Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection and another that says 1394 Connection 1394 Net Adaptor Both are firewalled. I have Verizon FiOS and I'm connected through an ActionTec router. Thanks for your time.

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Question

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My laptop, all of a sudden, will not connect with any other computer within it's workgroup. This is new behavior. It has always been able to do so.

In fact, when I go to "Network", when I click on any of the computers in the workgroup, I get an error message ... see the attached photo. I even get the error message when I try to open the shared file on the laptop which is named "Acerlaptop".

If I go to the other computers in the workgroup, I can actually open the shared files on Acerlaptop.

Going to the "Network and Sharing Center", I find that the connected network is "Private", Network Sharing is "On", File Sharing is "On", Public File Sharing is "On" and marked so that "anyone with network access can change and create files." Password Protected Sharing is "Off".

I can ping the other computers from the laptop.

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Problem

Well, this wasn't the solution I was looking for, but I decided to try a "System Restore" and it has worked.

But I found my firewall turned off (which I immediately turned back on) and, another surprise, now "Network Discovery" is marked as "Custom". I'm not sure what that means.

If the computer continues to cause me problems. next week it will get a complete reformat ... but that is undecided for now.

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Hi everyone,

i have installed two operating system in my pc one is window 2000 advanced server other is window xp professional. my pc is connected directly to internet . i have configured my network connection for my laptop through my pc with crossover cable.
the problem is when i run window 2000 server system in my pc my network connection work fine on my laptop .
but when i run window xp professional my network connection doesn't work. i can ping though.

i don't understand where the actual problem is,

i have selected ICS !

is there anyone who can give me a salution of this problem.


Answer:Solved: network connection issue!

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I've just done a fresh install of XP Pro. I'm having problems connecting to the internet using dialup, it's extremely fickle. The modem is working and makes the noise, and sometimes it will connect but most times not. Usually the connection dialog box just sits there after the modem noise stops for a few moments, then starts a redial. If it does connect, then whether or not it will be able to bring up a web page is hit or miss. Sometimes it says it can't do it, then a minute later it brings up the page w/no problem.

It isn't the ISP because I can connect to it w/no problem on another computer. I ran WinsockXPFix but that didn't help. I've looked at all the modem settings on both computers and I don't see anything different between the one that works fine and the one that doesn't.

Any help greatly appreciated,

Answer:Solved: Fickle Network Connection

It was the phone jack. This is a system I setup in the hotel office where I work and there are multiple phone jacks. I'd tried the 2 that worked fine on the previous system's modem w/the same problems. Then tonight I got a longer cord and tried one across the room and it's working great.


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We run a 30+ user NT4 network with 2 servers. The backup server runs Exchange, and also is used for file sharing. Yesterday, two users suddenly developed connection problems to the backup server (identical Gateway PCs). As far as I can tell, no configuration changes have been made (hw or sw), and the users are fairly trustworthy. The PCs are running Client for MS Networks, logged into our domain, and have NetBUI and TCP/IP configured. They can access mapped network drives on both servers, and seem to have no problems with the primary server. Outlook times out trying to connect to Exchange Server, Network Neighborhood & Find Computer either hang or take 5 minutes to find the network, printing to network printers on the backup server also hangs.

I've tried moving PCs, re-doing the network settings, re-configuring and changing the NIC, with no luck. No other users on the network are experiencing any difficulties. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:{Solved} - network connection problem, NT4/W98

Took me the whole day, but I think I've got it figured out now. I found a couple of entries in the registry on both PCs that looked strange, disabled them, and the problem seems to have gone away. I'll have to do further checking and find out where the entries came from. Here's what I deleted:


[HKLM\SW\MS\Win\CurVer\RunServices] client="c:\windows\system\dnetc.exe" - hide

Anybody out there familiar with these?


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i've checked and there's a connection called torvm tap 32 don't no why its on there come to find out it's a bypassing or virtual connection i checked the websites of it any ideas

Answer:Solved: A Network connection was created on my cpu?

manyhelp said:

i've checked and there's a connection called torvm tap 32 don't no why its on there come to find out it's a bypassing or virtual connection i checked the websites of it any ideas to expand...
If you haven't installed this and no-one else has responsibility or control over your system, then you have a problem. Are you part of a network which is administered from elsewhere?

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Hello All,

I have a very strange problem and for the life of me can't figure it out.

Here's the deal: A neighbor gave me a computer to fix for him (lucky me). He said it wouldn't connect to the internet and he didn't know what was on it as he just got it from his brother. I said hey no problem - I'll format the drive and put a clean OS on it for you.

Here is the PC:
AMD 3000
Asus A8V Motherboard
1.5 gig Ram

So I F Disk the drive and install Windows XP Media Center Edition. I get all the drivers updated (via USB key) and try to connect to the internet but can't. The light on the Onboard NIC Card was lit up as well as my switch it was connected to. The connection in Network Places shows a disconnected network cable.

I figure hey - seen this a thousand times - bad onboard nic - try a card. I have a box of cards in the closet so I pull out 4 to choose from. I start going through them and with each one I get the same results - no IP address. For a sanity check I tried a different cable as well as plugged my laptop into the cable this PC was using - everything was great. So I know it's the PC and nothing else.

With one card it wouldn't attempt to Obtain an IP address with a generic message. Another mentioned not being able to get the TCP/IP settings from the card. This card did say it was connected though - strange. I know for a fact that not all 4 cards are bad as they were working when pulled from the machines they were in.

I fi... Read more

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Problem -

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Hi everyone,

I think the network connection that's attached to my computer just died. Here's the problem:

I cannot access anything on my network including my router, modem, or the internet. I have a Linksys router and when I type in the usual to access it, I get the "page cannot be displayed" message that I usually get when I'm offline.

In device manager, my connection is listed as "Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection" and it has the yellow exclamation point on it. Viewing its properties shows this in the device status box: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)."

When I run ipconfig /all from a command prompt, Nothing appears below the heading "Windows IP Configuration." It's just blank.

Here's what I've tried (nothing worked):
- Installed updated drivers
- Uninstalled and reinstalled the hardware (twice)
- Followed the instructions on this page (
- Opened up my case and looked for signs of distress, but nothing stood out

Here's my computer info:
4-5 years old with Windows XP SP2 (and it still works great except for this)

I haven't installed, uninstalled, or configured anything unique before the problem happened. The only thing that happened before I noticed the problem was that there was a static discharge between me and the power button on the computer. This happened earlier today but didn'... Read more

Answer:Solved: Dead network connection?

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My computer, running XP, has only a dial up connection. Nothing else available here. It used to be hooked up to a LinkSys router via an ethernet type cable. Cable went from back of desktop computer to router. It worked great, we had functioning slo-fi wireless. Then, the OS stopped working, so I reinstalled it, but the network connection that was set up got erased. Now, I have a new Belkin router. It doesn't want to recognize the internet coming into it through the cable. The computer says that the network connection is there, but has little or no connectivity. If I understand correctly, I am trying to figure out what I have to do to get my desktop computer to send the internet signal through the 10/100 ethernet port to the router. Does anyone know how to do this? Thank you for your help.

Answer:Solved: I need help reestablishing a network connection.

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I have a dell pc wired direct to a Thomson modem model THG520

I have a d-link DI-524 wireless router

pc hoked to Thomson and internet works fine.

however when i connect to d link no connection available.

has worked for several years thought lead was faulty

broadband priovder say d link is the problem. d link say internal modem in laptop is problem . compaq say modem is not covered under warantee and passed me to pc world
who want a fortune to fix it.

any ideas would be helpful.

Answer:Solved: network connection problem

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Greetings everybody,

beginning 30 minutes ago I began having problems with creating a connecting to ... basically anything on a Windows 7 Ultimate machine.

1.My internet connection is PPPoE via cable (user & password required), no modem or router inside the perimeter.
2.The problem I'm experiencing can be described by following these steps : Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center / Set up new connection or network / BLANK (no error, no freeze, no BSOD, no nothing, the button just doesn't work even though it's perfectly clickable).

3.Going to Control Panel / Network / Network and Sharing Center / Internet Options / Connections I also discovered that the Setup, Add, Add VPN & Remove buttons have the same behaviour, just don't work but are clickable.

All (apart from optional) Windows 7 updates are up to date.
The machine has already a PPPoE connection created and therefore is Internet connectable.

This of course prevents me from deleting the current connection (for I wouldn't be able to recreate it) nor to create new connections.

No Anti-Viruses or FireWalls installed, apart from Windows' default.
No internet enhancing related software installed either (e.g. Speed Downloader etc..)
No services previously disabled/enabled.
Malware/virus free machine (scanned with the latest Malware Anti-Malware & Spyware Doctor 2010).
So, does anyone know what could be the cause of voiding the functionality of those buttons ?

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Answer:Solved: Set up new connection or network - issue

Check these:

And this:

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I am able to go in only one direction between the two computers on my Network. The Asus computer can access the Toshiba, but the reverse is not possible. I have attached two screen shots of the Network Places that, first, show the picture of the Network Places on the Asus. There are VMw-Player 'places'as well as those at Toshiba's own Ws7.

The second attachment is the screen shot of the VMw-Player "XP" Network Places, where only the 'places' within "XP" itself appear. Nothing for the Asus computer.

Both computers were operating simultaneously, and as stated above, the Asus could access the Toshiba both to Ws7 and to VMw-P "XP."

The network was set up as a "Workgroup" via the Asus "XP" system.

Been down this road before. All was once working well, thanks to folks here at TSG. Don't understand what has gone awry.

Thanks for your help, {redoak}

Answer:Solved: Only one-way connection between two network computers

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My apologies for the length of this but I felt I needed to provide sufficient details.
I am running XP SP3 on a Desktop and Laptop with internal wireless.
I used a TP-Link router flawlessly for at least 6 months. About 10 days ago I was not able to connect to my external hard drive (shared H Drive USB on the laptop) and was having problems getting the laptop to connect to the Internet. Then the desktop started getting erratic loading pages etc.. My first thought was the TP-Link was getting bad because “It is common knowledge that some routers die early”. I bought and installed a D-Link DIR-615 router last Friday and for a day it seemed to work, then same problem, for 4 days I called their Tech Support but had a problem with low audio volume from foreign people. I returned it today and bought and installed a Linksys WRT120N and still have similar problems with connecting to the H Drive from the Desktop; and the desktop won’t connect wirelessly.
I feel like an untrained mechanic changing parts because I don’t have the knowledge to fix the problem.

I believe I have more than one problem!

When I was trying to diagnose the problem after I installed the D-Link I thought it might be a Firewall problem. I discovered I can turn the Firewall on and off from Windows Live One Care, but when I open Windows Firewall in Control Panel I get a message “For your security some setting are controlled by Group Policy” on both Desktop a... Read more

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Please help me here, I've been struggling with this for over a week now.

Basically, my setup is this....router -> switch -> server. I have a BT Business router, a netgear switch and a dell server running Windows Server 2008.

For the last week, the clients AND the server drop internet connection EVERY 5 minutes. The connection goes out for about a minute then returns, then goes again in 5 minutes.

I've done everything I can think of, changed the router, changed cables, resolved dns issues....nothing else I can think of.

I just now noticed that the port on the switch where the router is connected is showing an amber light. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but if anyone has exoerienced this before or you have any ideas on how to reolve this, I'll be grateful. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Network keeps dropping connection

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Yesterday, I cloned my boot drive, and installed the new clone. Everything works perfectly, except - ZoneAlarm lost all it's settings, and my spouse's Win 98 computer can no longer see my machine. After fixing ZA by setting the local network's ip range as trusted, I can connect to his computer and even browse his files. But he cannot even see my machine.

I can't think of anything further to do. No changes were made to the '98 machine. No changes to network settings were made on this machine - except as noted.

What else should I be looking at?

Answer:Solved: Lost network connection

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

For each of the two computers, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





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My laptop works fine for wireless connection, but doesn't work for wired LAN's. There is no QoS Packet Scheduler in the Network Properties and if I click on Install it doesn't come up as an option. How do I find QoS or download it in order to install it?

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Problem

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I just can't find the nvidia network connection anymore, i still have internet connection and my other d-link connecction appears in the folder but i don't fin anymore the nvidia one pls help
thank you ! sry for my english
Tipul procesorului QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
Numele placii de baza XFX MB-N680-ILT9 (2 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
Chipsetul placii de baza nVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI
Memoria sistemului 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G8001G 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 270 MHz)
DIMM2: OCZ Gold XTC OCZ2G8001G 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 400 MHz) (4-5-5-13 @ 333 MHz) (3-4-4-10 @ 270 MHz)
Tipul de BIOS Award (03/02/07)
Porturi de comunicatie Communications Port (COM1)

Reteaua locala:

Adaptor de retea D-Link DFE-528TX PCI Adapter
Adaptor de retea NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

Answer:Solved: can't see nvidia network connection

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I was using my computer, when suddenly my Internet connection dropped. I tried reconnecting it, but it didn't work. The network icon on the taskbar disappeared. I went to Network Connections, and my connection wasn't there. I couldn't get the connection back. I've scanned my computer for viruses, but nothing came up. Please help!

Answer:Solved: Network connection disappeared

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I'm getting lost in forums that are similar to my problem, but nothing seems to work really for my situation. I recently did a clean reinstall of Windows XP (Media Edition) and now I cannot connect to the internet. In my network connections I only have one "1394 Connection" and no "LAN Connection" like I was expecting. From other forums, it appears that the drivers are not installed or something for my network card and that is why I don't have that connection icon. Now... I've tried to find out what drivers I need for my network card and I have no idea. The internet worked before on my computer so I'm a little confused with what has gone wrong suddenly. I don't know how to determine the manufacturer of the card is to find a driver. I'm thinking that maybe I have an on-board LAN or something because I don't see anything that looks like a network card inside the computer. I've figured out that my motherboard is an MSI (MS-7046) but I don't know how to find out if it's on board or what. I feel like I'm going around and around in circles and not sure what to do. Maybe I'm completely off track. Any ideas? Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate anything!

- Monica

Answer:Solved: network connection problem

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I have 2 laptops, one accesses the network and internet OK, but the other cant find a network connection, I get the message
Not connected No connections are available, up until now I have had no problems with connecting.

Answer:Solved: cant find network connection

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I'm not terribly familiar with network connections, so please forgive me if I don't use the correct terminology (my partner's the brains in this area, but this has stumped him.

Basically what happened was we have several computers connected to a server, and for some reason we cannot figure out (it wasn't shutdown any differently than the times before, and nothing was added to it, no hardware, software, anything, it just refused to connect) we started up one of the computers and it refused to connect to the server, or online access, or anything across the network. I thought maybe it was IP setting, but that seems to be ok. My partner has tried a few things, but nothing has worked with getting this computer online.

I know it's not alot of information, but if you tell me what else you need to know, I will provide it. Oh, we operate on windows 98SE.

Answer:[SOLVED] Chucked Network Connection

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I am running a desktop and a laptop. Using a net gear router. both machine or running XP home. Everything has been working fine for a long time. to my knowledge noting was changed. The laptop is unable to see the desktop and has also lost its printer capability which would be normal since you loose the network.

The laptop is still able to connect to the Internet. I have check everything I know and setting as well. Where do I go from here. Gary

Answer:Solved: Lost connection on Network.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

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I've made a post in the HJT forum that I can't close or delete so please forgive me.

I am able to connect to my home network ok and I can start YIM but I cannot connect to the internet with ANY browser. I have read several threads on this but I cannot lock down a fix for me. I am going to provide the most requested stuff right off the bat in hopes that I can get some immediate help.

This is an acer laptop running vista basic. I am connecting to my 2wire wireless router running DSL. I have my laptop on the same network with XP and I am having NO problems with anything. This computer is only a couple of months old and all the drivers are up to date. I have tried to install spybot, and a couple of other virus scanners to no avail (no network). The machine had macaffe on it until I removed it yesterday. I was able to install and run malwarebytes last night and nothing was found. I briefly turned my firewall off for change. Any and all help is appreciated.

The list contains;
ipconfig /all
ping computer ip address
ping default gateway address
ping dns server (same as gateway address)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\frank>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : frank-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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Answer:Solved: Network ok - No internet connection with FF/IE

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I have an Asus Aspire Desktop, with Xp Pro 64 Bit installed, I cannot get the Wired netwok to function.

Network connections shows 1394 Net adapter connected/ firewalled.
Device Manager says device working properly.
Am connected to a Broadband Router.

This machine is also dual booted with Linux Mint - the network works fine with this system.

I am currently connected using a Wireless USB Modem which functions through my wireless router.

HELP please.

Answer:[SOLVED] Network connection problem

Check the firewall is not blocking the port

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We have a small wired office network (several WinXP machines and a Vista mcahine). The vista is acting as the network's storage computer. For the last few days the connection to that computer has been getting slower and slower and this morning it is practically grinding to a halt.

The vista machine itself is fast when working directly on it and accessing the drive thru windows explorer, but trying to access it from any other machine is hopeless. No new updates have been run on the vista in a while, so that shouldn't be it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: SLOW network connection

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Have a simple home network using xpsp2 & xpsp1 using xover cable to connect
all was fine until 2 days ago I lost the slave computer I ried to reconfigure with the wizard however the master will not complete saying some sort of error has occured any ideas

Answer:Solved: Lost network connection

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Hello all!

I have one strange problem which I would like to hear your opinion.
So..there are about 30 computers in my clients network and everything worked great. All computers (3 of them are wireless and rest over good old UTP are going to Internet through router/modem. It's a ADSL connection.

Last week we noticed that every morning 4 computers are being disconnected. When we checked them there was LAN connection disabled. All I did was click to enable and it worked for whole day. Next morning there was the same problem. Again, same four computers were disconnected with LAN disabled.
Is there any suggestion what to check next??
Computers are clean, no viruses, spyware etc. Those 4 computers are sharing one additional switch so tomorrow I'll try to change it and see how it goes.
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Solved: network connection disabled

Well, I think you hit it, the switch would clearly be my top suspect.

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My wireless connection is screwed up whenever I install or reinstall my disc for my linksys usb adapter wusb54gc it goes up one network connection. Right now its at network connection 17 i dont want a number behind it. How do i change this?

Answer:Solved: Wireless network connection

if you goto network connections
you should be able to right click and rename to anything you like

is the wireless working or do you need help ....

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Hello, My Father is a computer Einstein (13 years of IT experience) but he was even stumped on this one

We have 9 computers but we use only 2 and the one i'm using now works fine but the other has network connection and the ping /all looked fine but now it says "IP address must be specified" which means? the Internet on all browsers doesn't work.

Running a Windows XP Pro Version 2002 Service Pack 3, AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00 GHz 1.00GB of RAM

Please help. Ask anything you need to know. Thanks in Advance. I'll post the ping /all later on.

Answer:Solved: Network Connection Yes, Internet No?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225602 MB, Free - 121863 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5502 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U990C
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I'm building a solar power system and wanting to network together 3 morningstar controllers, a relay device, and my computer. The diagram shows a morningstar RSC 1 adapter with a 232 cable hook up on one end of the adapter and the EIA 485 connections on the other. No problem. With the RSC 1 adapter for the computer I will make the EIA 485 connections on one end of the adapter, however do not want to have my computer physically present to use the 9 pin serial 232. How do I go wireless from the 232 port. Also, the RSC 1 shows that I need to have two 100 ohm resisters installed between the inner two wires on the EIA 485 wiring. Where do I install the resisters. Thanks in advance for your help.

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My wireless connection uses security type WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and had the Limited Network Connection issue, causing me not to have an internet connection. I tried resetting my router, and adapter but to no avail. I simply deleted my network security key and filled it in and problem solved. Has anyone else had the same problem?

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We have a laptop (running windows 7) that keeps dropping the network connection, by replugging the cable it will reconnect.

-Tried wireless & Wired (Both drop)
-Tried different ports on the router
-Joined another network on another location (No drop)
-Disabled Anti-virus/firewall
-Reinstalled Driver

Because it drops on both Ethernet & Wireless i dont think it is related to physical problems.

It has previously been working fine before this and no other computers are behaving this way. There might be a simple explanation for this but the search was to broad to get a decent answer, thanks!

Answer:Solved: Dropping network connection

Sounds like it could be a problem with your network card, if it's only one computer doing it. Have you tried other computers on the same network? If those don't work, it could be your modem and not your router. Is your cable on a splitter? That could be a problem too.

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