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hi all pls help as i am absolutely not a computer expert..

my school gave me an address and a port number to connect to the modem in my home which can be connected to the school local network for internet.

I plugged it to my computer and the light on the modem is on (but never blinking). the local network icon in my computer is on but it is said limited connectivity..

i am never be able to get online with this LAN and i ipconfig it, it said media disconnected...

can anyone tell me what to do to fix it?

thanks!!!

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What operating system are you using?
Is this a wireless or wired connection?

Edited by techsheaven: n/a

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Yes First of all You have to Specify Which Network You are Using Right Now.Just Check out You Give all the IP address Which are need For the Internet Like Gateway or Subnet IP is Given or Not.You are Not using the gateway or Subnet then You have to Give the DHCP IP Address Which Provide You.

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click on start-control panel-network connections-local area connection (one that says limited or no connection).right click-chose properties.uncheck box at the bottom that says 'notify me when there is limited or no connection'.reboot your pc =)

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If you are still experiencing this error message even after running the patch shown above, you may be experiencing one of several problems shown below:

1) Your Network or DSL router may have bad or missing information. Powercycle your router and/or rebuild the configuration in your router.

2) Double-check your cabling to the computer. Make sure you have the correct type of cabling, straight-through CAT 5 or possibly a crossover cable and try another cable or test the cable to make sure its working properly.

3) Check your network card to make sure its configured correctly and working properly. Many times setting the network card to 10Mbps/Full Duplex will solve this issue. To do this, open Control Panel, System, Device Manager. Go to the properties of the Network card, click on the Advanced tab and find the Link Speed and Duplex section. Change it from Auto Detect to 10Mbps/Full Duplex.

4) Check and test your firewall. Your firewall, especially if its a software firewall like ZoneAlarm, Black Ice, Norton Firewall or something else could be blocking the connection. Disable your firewall and test the connection. You may have to resolve the problem by even uninstalling and reinstalling the firewall.

5) Check your IP address assignments and workgroup settings in the computer for accuracy. Statically assign IPs to the computers in your network.

6) Reset your TCP/IP stack by downloading and running WinsockXPFix.exe a Visual Basic program designed to fix corrupted TCP/IP issues, host file problems and a variety of other connectivity issues.

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