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PLEASE HELP!!!!

I tried to connect to the internet and its not connecting. I called Verizon and they stated that It is my computer so they are no help!! I have been doing a little research on my own and came across a few things 1) I did a ipconfig on the cmd and it cam back with ip address as fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%6 so I know thats not correct. I then did a ipconfig/renew and it stated Media Disconnected. How do I fix this or am I even going in the right direction?

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Assuming this is a wireless connection you're having this problem on, I had similar problems with one of my machines issuing the media disconnected message a while ago when trying to connect to a wireless network. It always used to work, but one day I started to get these media disconnected errors..

My router was allowing my machine to connect to the network, so I assumed that everything was OK. But I couldn't access anything on the network (other machines, the internet etc.). Whenever I did an ipconfig /renew I kept getting the media disconnected message.

After much unsuccessful puzzling and googling, I was about to give up. But then I decided to completely remove the wireless connection from my list of connections and try connecting again.
So I disconnected from the network, removed the network from my list of networks to auto connect to and then selected the wireless network in the list of available wireless networks.
I then manually entered my WEP key to connect to the network and........

The connection to the network succeeded..."OK" I thought, "but that doesn't prove anything, it said I was connected before!"

However, a quick ipconfig /renew showed that everything was indeed hunky dory. IP addresses were all valid and correct and most importantly no media disconnected messages. Suddenly the internet was working and I could access the rest of the network....

So what had happened??
Well, in my case it looks like the stored WEP key I was using to connect had somehow either gotten corrupted, or somebody else had changed it in the wireless connection settings. (bloody kids!)

I don't know if that explains your problem, but it was the solution to mine!

So have you tried checking your connection settings? (More specifically your WEP key?!)

Cheers for now,
Jas.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!! I cannot express how much u helped as it is I am not a "computer person " so I was really freaking out and bumbed cause I thought great now I have to get another laptop...:-/ but I did what you said and MAGIC it worked !!!! Thanks alot!!!!

Assuming this is a wireless connection you're having this problem on, I had similar problems with one of my machines issuing the media disconnected message a while ago when trying to connect to a wireless network. It always used to work, but one day I started to get these media disconnected errors..

My router was allowing my machine to connect to the network, so I assumed that everything was OK. But I couldn't access anything on the network (other machines, the internet etc.). Whenever I did an ipconfig /renew I kept getting the media disconnected message.

After much unsuccessful puzzling and googling, I was about to give up. But then I decided to completely remove the wireless connection from my list of connections and try connecting again.
So I disconnected from the network, removed the network from my list of networks to auto connect to and then selected the wireless network in the list of available wireless networks.
I then manually entered my WEP key to connect to the network and........

The connection to the network succeeded..."OK" I thought, "but that doesn't prove anything, it said I was connected before!"

However, a quick ipconfig /renew showed that everything was indeed hunky dory. IP addresses were all valid and correct and most importantly no media disconnected messages. Suddenly the internet was working and I could access the rest of the network....

So what had happened??
Well, in my case it looks like the stored WEP key I was using to connect had somehow either gotten corrupted, or somebody else had changed it in the wireless connection settings. (bloody kids!)

I don't know if that explains your problem, but it was the solution to mine!

So have you tried checking your connection settings? (More specifically your WEP key?!)

Cheers for now,
Jas.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!! I cannot express how much u helped as it is I am not a "computer person " so I was really freaking out and bumbed cause I thought great now I have to get another laptop...:-/ but I did what you said and MAGIC it worked !!!! Thanks alot!!!!

No probs....Can you mark this as solved please? It may help others who are in a similar situation!

Jas.

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