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Old 11-20-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default New pc doesnt connect to the internet

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I recently finished building my new pc. I installed windows xp and all the drivers for the mobo and graph card. But when i plug in the internet cable to the pc, it says that its connected but the internet doesnt work. I tried restarting the modem and router (theyre connected to each other) but that didnt work. So how do i get the internet to work?
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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It is set to obtain an IP and DNS server address automatically same as the laptop that is plugged to the cable right now. It was obtaining a different IP than the laptop so i manually wrote in the IP and DNS server addresses from the laptop and the internet on the pc was working. Then i had it switched off for a few hours and its not working again. But now when i pluged the cable back in the laptop, the internet is working on the laptop.

Do i need to somehow drop the ip address from the laptop so that it can automatically give it to the pc? Because I dont want to manually write it in every day. Or should i just call my annoying ISP support line..?
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so you are saying both are set to obtain IP's automatically?
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Yes. And i need the internet via cable only on the pc. Laptop will use wireless but its broken atm.. So i had the cable plugged to the laptop while i built the pc.
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ok, did you check your router settings? Check and see how they give the ip's out.

Also is it giving you that connection "Limited or no connectivity thing"
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:12 AM   #6
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hmm.. i dont seem to be able to check the router settings.. and no its not giving that message. when i plug the cable into the pc, it acquires the ip and says "connected" but the internet doesnt actually work.

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Well, I called my ISP and they actually helped me fix the problem. There was some kind of problem with the router handing out ip adresses.

Thanks for the help.
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