I have been through the command prompt numerous times and cleared out netsh and winsock. I have also tried to connect via a Hawking HWUDD8 antenna and it gives the same response as the ethernet port... which is "acquiring network address". I have tried forcing DNS , Ip and subnet mask via the tech support and that did not work either.
I'm not exactly CPU illiterate but I'm not a pro.. any help is appreciated. I was going to say screw it and reformat but I've lost the disk apparently and really don't want to order a new one for such an old computer.
Runnin Ip config from the command prompt results in a 0 Ip result (meaning that it gets no response). It is on a different machine than I am posting on so copy+paste is a bit hard:
DNS suffix- blank
Default Gate- blank
The router model is:
Wireless ADSL adapter
Part #- 060r-h550-a05
The DSL is connected via 1 ethernet jack directly to the CPU (less than 5 ft away). It has a phone line cable running downstairs to the house line acting as a "switch".
If you need more information let me know. I have tried booting into safe mode with networking but there is a password on the BIOS and boot menu that I have either set and forgotten or never had. The last time this was used successfully was about 4 years ago when I had to take it to college with me before I got my laptop. It has not been connected to the internet at all since.
Edited by dcoms233, 15 June 2011 - 03:43 PM.