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Internet connection status..

by shroom_head / March 26, 2005 10:02 AM PST

I always seem to have a problem when connecting to the internet with my laptop at home. I think it might be because I already have more than one computer connected to the internet, so the router doesn't recognize my signal. I've tried going to the control panel, to network connections and disabling and then re-enabling my internet connection, but that doesn't work. The internet connection status says that I'm sending around 800,000,000,000 packets, but receiving only 2. I'm kind of at a loss right now, so some help would be appreciated. Happy

I don't know if this info will help but..
The type of router I'm using is by Linksys. Model BEFSR41. And the laptop I have is a Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL.

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A router is designed
by glb613 / March 26, 2005 7:31 PM PST

to have multiple computers connected. When you connect to the router, does the network connection icon down by the clock show it is working? Normally it has a red X through it when not connected and no red X when it is. Connect your notebook, right click on the icon and select repair. See if that repairs your IP address and allows you through.

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by shroom_head / March 27, 2005 1:06 AM PST
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It tells me that I am connected, but I am still unable to go online. I did what you suggested (selecting repair), but the internet still doesn't work.

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(NT) (NT) Are you using a firewall?
by glb613 / March 27, 2005 5:42 AM PST
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by shroom_head / March 27, 2005 7:28 AM PST

Yes, I'm using Windows Firewall.

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I hope someone else helps since
by glb613 / March 27, 2005 8:01 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

I'm about out of suggestions. The times I've lost connectivity, doing a repair of the connection fixed it.

I've had problems where I needed to reset the router or cable modem by unplugging them then plugging them back in again. But that effected all of the computers not just one. Window's firewall doesn't block outgoing so that shouldn't be stopping you.

Do a right click on the connection and select status then support. See if there are values next to IP address, subnet mask and gateway.

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