My XP computer has limited or no connectivity

November 30, 2010 at 13:19:36
Specs: Windows XP
Just last night my cpu internet was fine. I turned it on this morning and it said limited or no connectivity. I called my ISP and my router guys. I did all of the trouble shooting tips and I dont know what to do.

My computer is connected with a ethernet cord from the monitor to the router. I have my PS3 plugged into my router and I can get online on that. And I plugged my laptop with a ethernet and it gets connected aswell. Is it a problem with my monitor?

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November 30, 2010 at 14:49:33
"My computer is connected with a ethernet cord from the monitor to the router."

Try again bob94. The cord doesn't connect to your monitor.

Let's start with a post of an ipconfig /all. If your not sure how to do that check this out.

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January 27, 2011 at 14:48:59
First of all, putting it politely, the computer isn't called the monitor. :) You could say your tower, box, desktop, or something that conveys that it's not the monitor--which is the screen connected to the desktop PC. :)

If you have tried resetting your router, I would recommend opening (since you are running Windows XP) Network Connections. (You can do this by going to the Start menu, clicking Run, typing in ncpa.cpl, and pressing Enter.) From there, you will need to right-click what should be labeled "Local Area Connection" or something similar to that out of the network adpaters/connections that show up in the window. In the context menu that appears, click Repair. If the repair process does not work, please close the dialog, but keep Network Connections open. You'll need it later.

For now, go ahead and open a command prompt. There are two ways you can do this. Either way, open the Start menu. Either go to All Programs or Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt. Or, click Run, type cmd, and press Enter.

Type in ipconfig /flushdns.

- Once finished, keep the command prompt open and switch to the Network Connections window.
- Right-click the network adapter that is giving you trouble and click Disable.
- Unplug the power cable and the Ethernet cable running to your computer from the router and wait for about 30-60 seconds.
- While waiting, right-click the network adapter again and click Properties. Check "Show icon in notification area when connected" and click OK. That way, you can see what is going on with the adapter in the notification area.
- Plug in the cables after waiting, and right-click the adapter again. Click Enable. Windows will try to connect to the Internet again.
- If it is still unsuccessful, then try right-clicking one more time, and selecting Repair.

If all of this is unsuccessful, you have a problem with your connection. You need to contact your ISP. And, yes, it would be helpful to dump ipconfig /all to the forum.

(To do that, go to Start, click Run, type in cmd, and press enter. Type in ipconfig /all. Right-click the black-and-grey window area and click Select All. Right-click again, this time on the selected part, and click Copy. Paste that to here.)

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