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    Mr. Noodles is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default My laptop can't connect to the net

    My method of connecting to the internet is through an ethernet cable, it has always been this way and I have used this method plenty of times before. But as i tried last night, I put the ethernet cable to the ethernet port of my laptop and it couldn't connect to the internet. Nothing was wrong with the modem and if I put the ethernet cable to the ethernet port of my other computer (a desktop) it connects properly to the internet. So tried again putting the ethernet cable to my laptop but still no connection. I recently haven't done anything to my laptop and there waws just a slight modification on the modem but it still connects on the desktop.

    Can anyone tell me what's wrong?
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    silent killer is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Go to device manager and check if there is a red x over your ethernet port under network adapters. If there is one that means its disabled. Just double click it and hit the enable button. If it isn't that it may be disabled in your bios. Try those things first.

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    Mr. Noodles is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    It only says that I have a WiFi adapter and a Networking controller. That's it under network adapters.
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    silent killer is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    As long as there's no red X, then that's fine. Try this then: open a command prompt. to do that go to the start button, hit the run button and type in cmd. Once you get a prompt running type[CODE] ipconfig /release[/CODE] adn when that is done type [CODE]ipconfig /renew[/CODE]
    What that does is it resets your internet connection.

    Here's even a small tutorial.
    http://www.ncsu.edu/resnet/windows/ipconfig/

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    Mr. Noodles is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    I apoligize for responding so late, my PC is actually fine. Right now I have access to the internet but through a USB cable. I literally don't know what is the matter with my laptop or the ethernet cable, but as long I have acess to the net, it's all good. I guess computers just f*** up for no reason every now and then.

    Thank you for you efforts silent killer
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....................

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    silent killer is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Well, since the ethernet cable worked on the desktop, it's most likely something to do with your laptop. Since you can connect to the internet, your ethernet port may have just died. It happens. On a laptop all you really can do to fix it is buy a pmcia ethernet card, or go wireless. Anyway, I'm glad you found as solution as to your problem.

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    Before you forget about that ethernet port in your laptop, have you checked whether it's physically okay? No junk stuck in there, and all the little pins are straight? I've had to straighten the pins in a couple of very heavily-used ports before--somehow the pins actually got folded over and touched together. I just used a fine pen to straighten them out.

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    docentdocent is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    chack ethernet cable

    TOM

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    docentdocent is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    or disable another connection np: wifi

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    switch 100Mbit to 10Mbit

    Tom

 

 
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