Ethernet connection problems

January 12, 2010 at 09:30:06
Specs: Windows Vista
I recently moved back into university accomodation and plugged in my new laptop to the ethernet connection in my room. It connected to the internet and showed that I was connected to 4 networks however the internet was running very slow then stopped altogether. I read the handbook I was given when I moved in and it said to disable IPv6 as it will cause connectivity issues, so I did so and after trying to confirm this the window froze, I left it for 20 minutes then tried closing it but it would not. I then tried to restart my laptop however it was suck on shutting down for half an hour so I manually turned it off.

When I then turned the computer on and plugged my ethernet cable back in it didnt connect to anything and wont identify any networks at all. I can currently connect to the free internet but it is extremely slow. Looking in device manager it is still showing my ethernet controller and says its working fine. I am currently running vista service pack 2. Really need to get my connection back up and running properly to be able to get my work done. Thanks for any help

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January 12, 2010 at 14:57:35
For grins try a restore point maybe. Then without it connected try to disable the IPv6. Note that you most likely need dhcp enabled and only have one nic working if you have wireless. Turn off the wireless.

Problem is all those idiots at the dorm are either trying to hack stuff or downloading porn or illegal sharing. Their computers are full of malware and spyware and virus's. Now your computer is most likely infected if it wasn't already.

I'd use a live cd like Mint 8 when connected to their system.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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