Little or no connectivity error

July 16, 2005 at 13:36:05
Specs: Windows XP, 256MB

im having a problem with my internet connection. Recently, i have been getting the error of "limited or no connectivity" on my internet connection. It was working fine a week ago and now its messed up... What can be the problem?

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July 16, 2005 at 13:59:54

First, how do you connect? DSL, cable or dial up? Do you use a router etc.

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July 16, 2005 at 14:01:36

You could seek help from your Internet Service
You do not say too much about your method connecting to the Internet. More details are more helpful around here.

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July 16, 2005 at 14:05:28

here are more details...I connect via cable and I do not use a router...i tried connecting the pc in my bros house and i still get the same error. So the problem is in my computer... is there any way i can get it up and running without getting professional help?

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July 16, 2005 at 14:17:17

Do you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 ??

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July 16, 2005 at 14:51:10

yes i do have windows xp service pack 2.

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July 16, 2005 at 16:25:38

i know that there is an error that occurs when you have XP service pack 2. but ive had it for a while now... and ive done the fix but the internet still doesnt work.. any suggestions?

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July 16, 2005 at 20:28:43

Is the error correct? Does your internet work ok? If it works ok and the error is wrong you can turn off the option to alert you when there is limited or no connectivity. I am on my 2000 machine right now but I think the option is somewhere in the properties or status of the network connection in the control panel. It's a check box.

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July 16, 2005 at 23:52:38

yes the error is correct...i have no connectivity...the internet does not work even if i take the check off in the "notify me when i have little or no connectiviy" i dont know what the problem is :(

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July 17, 2005 at 10:08:23

Did you change anything in the settings? Is it set to automatically acquire and ip address in the network connection. When you right click the network connection and press status and go to support what is your ip?
By the way your network connection can be found at start > settings > network connections if you didn't know that already.
Obtaining an ip address automatically can be checked by right clicking the network connection and pressing properties then going down to tcp/ip clicking on it and pressing the properties button.
Since most virus' like you to have internet access so it can spread itself, I expect this is not a virus.
I would think it is a hardware issue. Either you took the ethernet cable to your bro's house when you went and it is bad or your network card is bad. Do you have a network card integrated into the motherboard or is it pci. You can find pci cards on sale sometimes for under $10. If the one you have now is pci you would just uninstall it in the device manager then turn off the computer, take it out then put in the new one. It just plugs into the slot and goes to the opening in the back of the computer on the bottom. When you turn on the computer you follow the instructions that came with the card.

If you have an integrated card you just disable it in the device manager then install the new one.

I just noticed you have a Dell. If it is under warrantee you call them and make them fix it.

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