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The Error Guy
11-04-2009, 07:30 PM
When ever I try to connect my laptop to my wired internet connection I can only get Local only or limited (usually limited) acess, the same connection works fine on my other PC

Any Suggestions?

Note: I have tried resetting the IP adress and modem did nothing


11-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Is this Vista or XP?

12-04-2009, 09:02 AM
Has this problem just started?

Are you using DHCP to assign IPs?

Have you tried to disable the firewall on the laptop?

The Error Guy
12-04-2009, 11:05 AM
OS: Vista SP1
Problem has just started after I set up a wireless router then disconnected and used the wired connection, I am using DHCP to assign IP's

12-04-2009, 02:08 PM
Can you think of any differences in setup between your current laptop and the other PC? Think along the line of firewall, workgroup name or network ID, and drivers.

Cheers :)

12-04-2009, 02:19 PM
Has the number of allocatable IP addresses (on the server side) been exceeded?

The Error Guy
12-04-2009, 02:55 PM
the only difference would be the workgroup name however the laptop and PC are not on the same network at the same time (just swap ethernet cable when I need internet for the laptop)
so IP allocation and the workgrup name should not be a problem

12-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Have you tried setting static IPs?

The Error Guy
12-04-2009, 04:07 PM
No, because I don't know how

12-04-2009, 04:18 PM
click start > run > type in cmd and press enter

than type ipconfig /release and press enter
than type ipconfig /renew and press enter

give this a try.. let us know what happens.

12-04-2009, 04:27 PM
No, because I don't know how
Right-click on your adaptor, click "Properties". Scroll down in the new window until you can see the entry "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". Click on it and click "Properties". From there, you can specify the respective IP addresses.

Cheers :)

12-04-2009, 06:17 PM
If all of the above doesn't work , try this - disable IPV6- in the Icon Tray, right click the LAN adapter/network and sharing Center/On the left " manage network connections, Right click your LAN Connection/Properties/Untick TCP/IP IPv6 - reboot.

See if the connectivity returns.

If not what firewall are you using - if its a third party one, what is it, and have you allowed the complete range from the routers (IP Address's) through.

The Error Guy
12-04-2009, 07:07 PM
can't right now but last time I tried that windows ever so helpfully told me that it cannot perform actions on a wireless router that is not currently active and the release command stated that the command needed elevation.
i'll try again later.


(this was reply to ronyville, the rest of you I'll try later)

thanks for the Help so far!!

12-04-2009, 07:10 PM
Right click on command prompt in the start menu and select to run as administrator, then try running ipconfig /release again.