limited or no connectivity

Acer Netbook, 8.9 wsvga with crystalbrit...
July 6, 2009 at 20:50:40
Specs: Windows XP,SP3
hi,
i have a desktop pc and a broadband
connection to internet.it 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 things..bt 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
169.254.x.x
now tell me, what can i do?

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#1
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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#2
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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#3
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 192.168.0.2), subnet mask do the same (255.255.255.0),
default gateway (192.168.0.1)



3.For the DNS server do the same as ip (example 192.168.0.1) that's it, it worked for me may it will work for you.


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