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network repair problem

When I go to the control panel --> Network Connections --> Local Area Connection and right-click to Repair connection, I get an error saying that it is not able to register with DNS.

I remember that I've done it before, but it was a while back. I didn't give me any problems then. Any suggestions as to why it is giving me this error and how to fix it?

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power down, power up

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1. turn off computer
2. recycle power on broadband modem (if you have one) and router.
3. turn on computer.

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that's not it

In reply to: power down, power up

If you mean unplugging my modem, to reset the power, with the computer off for 10 secs. or so and plugging it back in and turning my computer on again, that doesn't work.

I have access to the internet, but for some reason, the Repair function tells me it is not able to register with the DNS.

Any other suggestions? Thanks for replying.

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network repair unable to repair

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I had the same problem today. But i finally resolved it by shutting off the wan net adapter disable it. but alsobear in mind that i am working with a laptop that also has an wireless card... the network adapter for cable network was not plugged in. but the wan adapter was still active

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main idea

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Main idea was to try restarting the ROUTER. Restarting the computer was to make sure the computer's IP address was reassigned. You are right--restarting the modem was not necessary. It is just a habit of mine when restarting a router. Sorry about that.

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my experience

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I'm not saying that this is necessarily the cause of your problem, but I did have similar symptoms to what you are now experiencing.

I had a problem once when Windows Update installed a driver for a network adapter. Windows Update said the new driver was from Broadcom, but my adapter was Linksys brand. I knew that Linksys used Broadcom chips in much of their hardware, so I didn?t think much of it. It didn't work. I had to go to Linksys.com in order to get a good driver.

Whenever I don't consciously do anything to cause a network problem, this usually solves it:
1. Update network adapter drivers
2. Update router firmware
3. Restart router

Hope you find a swift resolution!

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I might use ipconfig/release and renew....

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