Ok so I did what Tomo2 said and i set the ip and sub net myself. This actually allowed me to connect with my network but when i tried loading firefox or IE it would not load. So I set the ip to automatical obtain itself. All this did was set the ip and all those other things I can't remember to a bunch of zeros and then I lost my connection to my network
My laptop connection is wireless (the laptop has some Dell wireless card in it)
my desktop connects to the router through a cord while the laptop is supposed to connect wirelessly (and it has worked fine for a couple of months now)
The router then connects to my modem
the modem then connects to a phone jack in the wall
I have DSL internet
ok so I did that ping 127.0.0.1 thing and I got a reply saying i had sent 4 packets and received 4 packets, whatever that means.
anyway I thought it was kind of strange that I got a reply even though I was not even connected to my network.
Edited by tomthebomb231, 22 January 2008 - 11:36 PM.