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Unable to connect laptop to ethernet connecti

March 20, 2011 at 00:36:18
Specs: Windows 7

I am trying to connect my netbook to my home ethernet internet connection.
When i do this it comes up with "limited or no connectivity"
I have disabled all wireless connections, restarted my computer, checked my firewalls.
I have attempted to repair the connection. The error message indicates it cannot renew my ip address.
Next i access command and do ipconfig/renew
and it comes up with the error message cannot connect to dhcp server...

Not entirely sure what my next move should be.
If it helps I have an ASUS EEE PC 1005HA operating on windows XP.

What do you think is the problem?

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March 20, 2011 at 00:57:12
What type of cable are you using and are you connecting direct to the modem or to a LAN port on a router? there are two types of cable. Patch (sometimes called Straight) and Crossover.
Patch is used to connect unlike devices. eg from router or switch to PC.
Crossover is used to connect Like devices. EG From Router to Switch or from one PC to another. Some routers & switches have cable-sensing self adjusting ports so it does not matter which breed of cable you have. Trick is you must power down the device. connect the cables then power back up in order for the self-adjustment to happen.

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