Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:05 AM
Greetings one and all.
I'm pretty new to the idea of having more than one computer sharing my internet connection at home, so forgive me if this is all spelled out very simply.
The house has a cable connection.
Up until recently, my house-mate was connecting her Mac directly to the modem by the ethernet cable.
When i moved in, i bought a wireless router.
The connection is not set up so that the cable modem is connected to the wireless router via an ethernet cable, and then subsequently connected back to the Mac via another ethernet cable, leaving me with wireless access on my laptop.
This was working fine for about a week, and then suddenly its stopped working.
My laptop is showing the connection, and allowing me to connect to it, but i have no internet access.
I thought this might be an issue with the router, so i connected it to my laptopto reconfigure it, but this made no difference.
I spoke to the ISP tech support who asked me to try a number of very basic trouble shooting steps, but when i opened the cmd prompt and typed ipconfig i get a message saying
Windows IP Configuration
An Internal error occured: The request is not supported.
Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help.
Additional information: Unable to query host name.
I have tried to find some information about this, and a solution that seemed to work for some people is replacing the TCPIP.SYS file in the windows drivers directory. Can anyone advise is this is adviseable ??
I now find out that this morning, my housemate has tried to connect her work laptop and is getting the same problem.
I tried connecting the laptop to the ethernet cable directly to the modem, and although it shows a LAN connection with no problems, i cannot access the internet.
I'm really hoping to find out why this happened so i can avoid it in future, but also how to fix it this time around !!?
Any help will be very much appreciated.
I'm not sure if makes a difference, but just to mention that im running XP Home SP2.
Thanks as always,
If there really was a god, then why is my ass the perfect height for kicking ???