Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:42 AM
Working with a DELL Inspiron 1000 laptop, w/ XP Home SP1. When it came to me it could not connect to the internet.
I have used Killdisk and then reinstalled OS. I have done nothing else in terms of installing software.
I cannot get an internet connection. I am using a wired router. The laptop thinks it is connected, and it shows outgoing but no incoming.
I have tried plugging the cable into different ports in the router, I have tried different cables, I have hand held the cable in different positions in the back of the laptop.
I have tried 'repairing' the connection, but I get an error message that it can't renew the IP address.
I have power cycled the modem, router, and computer.
I have changed settings on the connection so that it no longer says 'firewalled'.
I have tried installing a newer driver from the Dell website.
Other computers connected to the router get the internet just fine.
The only thing I can think of is a motherboard issue, as the ethernet connection is integrated. Any other ideas out there?
I'M SO SMART IT'S SCARY!
Currently home chillin' with the fam and my two dogs!