This is what I would try if I was you. First I have seen this problem with other laptops that give you the limited or no connectivity, for those the fix was quite simple. Unplug from the charger, remove the battery, and hold down the power button as if you wanted to turn it on for about 30 seconds. After you have done that then you should check what you do have.
This article gives you a pretty good description on how to troubleshoot some network problems: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314067
What I would like to know is if you are getting a valid IP address. To find out do the following.
Connect it using the Ethernet cable. I would also try connecting directly from you modem to your computer so bypass your router if you have one.
1. Start-Run-type CMD- click run.
2. Type ipconfig /all
and look under Ethernet adapter Local area Connection look for an IP address
if you are getting an address similar to 169.254.y.z. Follow these steps.
With the command still open type ipconfig /release
you should get an IP of 0.0.0.0
Now type ipconfig /renew and you should get a valid IP of starting with 75, 192, 168 etc
Also make sure that you turn off any firewall
you might be using.
If you are getting a valid IP and not a 169 you could try to reinstall the drivers for your network card.
You can look at that article for other steps to try as well.
If all else fails you could also try to reset your winsock catalog.
1. Start-Run-type CMD- click run
2. Type netsh winsock reset
Restart the computer and test your internet.
Let me know if this works out.
Edited by Bombasos2, 17 June 2008 - 12:31 PM.