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#1 swtexas70

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:37 PM

Thanks in advance for any help with this problem. I have done a search in the xp section and have not found any info on this problem, even though I am sure others have hit the same snag.

I had to reinstall Win XP pro on my Sony VGN-T150. I know that I am connected because I have gone to the Control Panel, Network Connections, and it shows that my ethernet to the DSL is connected and working (as it shows in the Device Manager). I have gone to Start, Run, and typed in cmd and then ipconfig. All that it returns is Windows IP Configuration without any information.

When I try to go to the internet, I get a "no connection to the Intenet is currently available" message. When I click on "Work Offline," it some times tell me to "click on connect." It then tells me that "no connection to the internet is available--click on "work offline."

I feel like I am going in a circle. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:18 PM

<<I know that I am connected because I have gone to the Control Panel, Network Connections, and it shows that my ethernet to the DSL is connected and working (as it shows in the Device Manager).>>

Maybe...

Go to Network Connections in Control Panel. Place the mouse on your connection. What IP info do you see in the left column?

What software does your ISP use (e.g. 2Wire)?

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:21 PM

turn off computer. unplug power to DSL modem. wait 15 secs or so. power up DSL and allow it to get an outside connection. that means WAN (wide area network) light is on and not blinking. now power up computer.

other: ipconfig /all will give you more info like network adapter
ipconfig /release will get rid of your ip
ipconfig /renew after release will ask dsl for new ip

there is a space between ipconfig and / in all of these commands

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the info. When I place the mouse over the connection, all I see is 1394 connection LAN or High-Speed Internet Enabled. When I right click and look at the status, is indicates that I am connected, the duration that I have been connected, and the speed (400.0 Mbps). In activity, it is showing a sent of 0 and a received of 0.

Right now, I am directly connected on this laptop to the linksys router as is the compute that I am using to do this posting.

The ipconfig /all returns:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the info. When I place the mouse over the connection, all I see is 1394 connection LAN or High-Speed Internet Enabled. When I right click and look at the status, is indicates that I am connected, the duration that I have been connected, and the speed (400.0 Mbps). In activity, it is showing a sent of 0 and a received of 0.

Right now, I am directly connected on this laptop to the linksys router as is the compute that I am using to do this posting.

The ipconfig /all returns:

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:45 PM

The ipconfig /all returns
Windows IP Configuration

and nothing else except C:\Documents and Settings>

Sorry about the dual post or incomplete whichever happened.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:26 PM

I think you need to set your DSL connection up...anew.

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Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2009 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:52 PM

1394 is a firewire connection not ethernet. are you connected to router with firewire? does your linksys router have this capability ?
if no, then your ethernet card was not detected during install of xp if it is not listed under device manager
drivers for Sony VGN-T150 here
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/perl/swu-list....NT150&LOC=3




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