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Can't conncect to the internet


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#1 CabbageTwinkies

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

Hi everyone

My problem is when i try to connect to the internet on my laptop, its says it can't find the server.

I tried reinstalling the wireless cards drivers but to no avail. I even bought a new wireless card and it still doesn't work.

When i try to repair it says my adapter wasn't installed properly.

Can anyone offer some advice. I'm pretty annoyed with all this.

EDIT: Moved from Web Browsing/Email to more appropriate Networking forum ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:44 PM

How are you connecting to the internet? Do you have a router or is it over a large network (college)? If you have a router, trying plugging your laptop into it with an ethernet cable.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:53 PM

Its a router. I tried connecting via ethernet but i get the same problem as with the wireless card.

This the same router to which my desktop is connected which is working fine.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:26 PM

Hmm...so you can't get connected at all, correct? (sorry if this seems redundant, but I need confirmation)

Or is it like this: you connect, but your browser(s) won't go anywhere?

I'm trying to figure out if it's software or hardware related...
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:31 PM

Yea I can't connect my laptop wired or wirelessly. When I open a browser (both IE and firefox) it says it can't find the server.

I think it has something to do with the wireless cards. It just stopped working all of sudden a couple weeks ago which is what prompted me to buy a new one.

I think i'm missing something to make the cards work

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:45 PM

Well, if it won't work with ethernet either, then it's not directly related to your wireless card.

Now that I have a better idea of the problem, I'll have this moved to the proper sub-forum. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:46 PM

Thanks. I appreciate the patience and help

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:34 PM

Thanks for the move.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:32 PM

Sorry about seeming impatient but can anyone offer any advice?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 10:44 PM

Give it a day or so...not everybody is on here as much as I am.... :thumbsup:

Try booting into Safe Mode with Networking and see what happens...can't hurt.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 12:09 AM

Didn't work. :'(

But I can confirm my new wireless card works. I connected my laptop to a neighbor's connection and it worked fine.

Confused now

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:39 PM

So, is your problem fixed, for now?
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

I'd rather try and fix my own connection. I have other things connect fine to my wireless ( PS3, PSP, DS, Other laptops) which is why it confuses me that my laptop won't connect.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:07 PM

Just a quick piece of info.

There is B, G and now N networking protocols.

If a router does not support the newer N networking protocol and you try to connect to it using an N type network adapter, it won't be recognized or accept the connection from the device.

You might want to check your routers settings for what it supports, some routers will accept both B and G or G and N or one of either.

Please check your routers settings.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:58 PM

Yea I made sure that the signal was compatible with things i connect.

Also this connection used to be perfect with the same router and it would work with everything until like 3 weeks ago




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