I can't connect to any internet source

April 23, 2012 at 16:11:12
Specs: Windows XP
I have an Acer Aspire One, model number KAV60, and I can't connect to any network. How do I fix this?

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April 23, 2012 at 16:55:16
Need more information.

Can you see your network?

If so what security are you using.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 23, 2012 at 17:11:46
I can see my network and when I try to connect, it says excellent connection. However, when I go to use the internet, it says the server was not found. I don't know if this is related to the problem but when I try to start Windows Firewall, it says "settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start the Windows Firewall/ Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service?" I press yes and it fails... Another thing I noticed when all of this happened was a pop-up saying "Google Desktop did not startup successfully" comes up when I start my computer up.

The security for the network is WPA2.

I have no idea how to fix it, and I have not a clue on where to begin.

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April 23, 2012 at 17:36:47
I don't think the Windows Firewall is anything to do with it - I'm not using it and have the service disabled but can still get online. The Google Desktop issue might be related but its not something I use so I know little about it.

If you are able to logon to your network yet not get online from your browser it sounds as if you are not setup correctly with your server. Assuming you are using IE, check in Tools > Internet Options > Connections. Your network should be shown in the large white box. Click the LAN Settings button and make sure none of the boxes are checked in the Window that comes up. You might as well do the same with the other Settings button too.

A virus is another possiblity, especially as the firewall is dsiabled, so if the above doesn't help carry out the Winsock suggestion here:

If necessary you could have a word with your server - this is the one area where they are often right on top of things.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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April 23, 2012 at 17:57:26
Did it ever work?

Generally a few simple commands would tell you tell you the status.

I'd start with ipconfig /all

Then run

nslookup www.computing.net or some real FQDN

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^

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April 23, 2012 at 18:43:42
Nice post Jefro - I plead guilty to jumping past the basics.

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April 23, 2012 at 18:44:38
Sounds like you have an empty proxy server entry, most likely a virus or malware.

To manually configure the proxy server settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and for Windows Internet Explorer 7, follow these steps:

At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.

Click to clear the Automatically detect settings check box.

Click to Deselect the Use a proxy server for your LAN check box.

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April 23, 2012 at 19:00:26
Aha Gretti

Same meat differenty gravy - that's what I was doing in para 2 of my #3.
So many ways to kill the cat LOL....

btw. I enjoy your posts.

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