PC Internet connection goes off

November 9, 2011 at 07:33:30
Specs: Vista Home Premium, Pentium Dual E2180/2.0GHz
My HP PC has been on dial up the first 4 years of its life. I recently tried to connect it to our home DSL though the ethernet connection. The network information shows it is connected and that bytes are being sent and received, but there is no connection to the internet. After a couple of weeks of being left turned on, it finally found the connection and worked fine until the electricity blinked one night (not even enough for the PC to power down) and then it was gone (I was on the internet at the time), but any kind of restart disables the internet connection again. This time, it's been a couple weeks since it was restarted and still no connection. My laptop gets continuous connection through the router, but the desktop can't find it, even when I bypass the router and connect directly to the modem. It sees the modem and identifies it and says there is a connection there when I go into the internet connection menu, but the little icon at the bottom says differently.

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November 9, 2011 at 12:51:04
Many factors. Did the router when you bought it ...just plug in and work, or in the se tup did of the router did you have to tell it to use a username and password (from your ISP)? Are there any proxy's set in your browser. Check the network adapter, show network connections, should see local area adapter......right click it and click properties....goto tcp/ip....select properties and make sure things are set to "obtain address" automatically and the same for the box below. goodluck.

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