limited or no connectivity

Acer Netbook, 8.9 wsvga with crystalbrit...
July 6, 2009 at 20:50:40
Specs: Windows XP,SP3
i have a desktop pc and a broadband
connection to is working good. i
have bought a new acer netbook, with win
xp,SP3. whenever i try to connect the LAN
cable to this, it shows the msg, limited or no
connectivity. what is the reason?
i googled many times.
did these nothing helpd
1. disabled and enabled the n/w adapter
2. changed the duplex modes(10
Mbps/full,10Mbps/half etc.)
3.set the ip manually and tried.then it showd
'connected'.bt no use...
4.the ip is automatically setting as
now tell me, what can i do?

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July 7, 2009 at 01:05:03
The error means you are not actually talking to your ISP's servers. Your IP address verifies this.

Try in this order:

1. Temporarily disable your software firewall (ie: Norton, McAfee, etc.) Then plug in the cable. If Internet works, your firewall settings are wrong.

2. Reset/power off and on your modem.

3. Ask your ISP if they have a MAC address-to-IP assignment policy. That means they only allow one registered computer to work on the Internet unless you re-register the other. NOT convenient in this case - get a router.

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July 7, 2009 at 05:33:33
Maybe it's caused by corrupted winsock catalog, you can test to use winsockfix to fix it.

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August 9, 2009 at 01:42:36
I've encountered this problem before when i formatted my drive and installed windows xp sp2, the solution I did was,

1. Go to network connections, then right click on the LAN icon, then go to properties. There look for Internet protocol (TCP/IP).

2. Click it then go to properties check obtain the following ip address, then input any ip you want (example, subnet mask do the same (,
default gateway (

3.For the DNS server do the same as ip (example that's it, it worked for me may it will work for you.

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