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Cannot connect due to LAN settings.


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#1 rimmer80

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:22 AM

For no apparent reason my PC would not connect to the net after a long period of no problems in respect to this. After a bit of research I decided to check LAN settings (Internet options/Connections/Lan settings) Mine was set to 'use automatic configuration script' I unticked the box and was able to connect to the net and surf quite normally.

Next time I booted the PC I could not connect again and found the box had been ticked again. I do not understand the LAN setting so need some help.

1, Lan setting have 2 options ie 'automatically detect setting' and 'use automatic configiration script'. Which should I be using if any?

2, Why has this issue suddenly started to give me problems?

3, How do I make the PC retain the correct setting when I reboot? (switch on the PC)

Any help of advice would be much appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 05 March 2011 - 07:34 PM.
Moved from XP to Networking.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:18 AM

Automatically detect settings...is the proper one for me. I have cable, am not on dialup.

Place a check mark there...make sure that the box below for proxy server is unchecked...click OK.

If you still have problems, let us know.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

Thanks hamiuis. Tried the setting you suggested but found that I could not connect. On reboot tick had reappeared in 'use auto config script' box again and had to remove the tick as before to connect.

By the way I am using braodband not dial-up.

Edited by rimmer80, 28 February 2011 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 02:55 PM

Who is your ISP, who provides your service?

How did you set up your Internet Connection?

Was the proxy server box unchecked...when you checked the LAN settings?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 28 February 2011 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

Broadband is via Plusnet. Cant remember router settings as they were done long time ago.

Proxy server left unticked.

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:27 PM

It seems Hamluis was not able to help further, can anyone else throw some light on my problem?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:02 AM

Hi there,

Could you review this article and tell us if it helps?

Note that the article offers links to various sub sections that explain a particular aspect in detail.
ReviverSoft - Happy to help!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:23 PM

Thanks for that Reviversoft, tried the link and all the sublinks but I could find no useful reference to the LAN settings and my problem.

More help sought!!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

Have you scanned your PC for malware/viruses?

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 04:38 AM

Yes have done deep scan with bother my 'up to date' Zonealarm AV and SuperAntivirus.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:44 PM

Have now cured this problem by following this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271361 given to me by Oldjim on the Plusnet Forum.

Thanks to all who contrbuted to this topic.




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