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LKidKyle1985's avatar

Internet Problem?

Asked by LKidKyle1985 (6586points) September 1st, 2008

So heres the problem. I moved to a new apartment, and when i connect one of my computers to the internet, it says limited or no connectivity. This computer works fine of course. So I am not sure exactly what is going on with the other computer. I think it has something to do with the fact that I am at a new apartment, and maybe a new IP? Anyone got any ideas how to fix it?

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RandomMrdan's avatar

get a hammer and some duct tape…should fix it right up.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Hmmm, i was thinking it had something to do with these window32 files…. If i delete them It should fix it right up? Maybe I’ll try the hammer after that if this doesnt work

bassist_king1's avatar

are you set up on a wifi connection through a router? is one computer further away from the router then the other? or are you leeching off your neighbors? if you are, you might be too far away, or there might not be enough bandwidth for both computers (but i think it would still connect, so thats probly not the problem) is there a password on your router? make sure you typed it in right.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

Sorry I should of mentioned that. I am trying to directly connect it from the modem to the computer. This is true for both computers ( I just unhook one when I switch computers) So there are no routers in play here.

jlm11f's avatar

do you have any sort of anti virus program such as Norton? If so, that’s probably your problem. Norton often blocks such things. And you will have to change the settings for it to accept the ethernet.

LKidKyle1985's avatar

nope, no anti virus programs are running, or even installed

LKidKyle1985's avatar

I should also add, it was running fine at the old apartment. Its when I moved it to the new apartment that there was no connectivity. So nothing is different, just location.

jlm11f's avatar

So to make sure i am getting this right…you have 2 computers, both of which you connect directly to the modem via ethernet. One computer connects to the internet and the other doesn’t ?

LKidKyle1985's avatar

correct. The computer I am using right now works fine. When I unhook this computer from the internet, and connect my other one. there is no connectivity in the other one.

jlm11f's avatar

Are they both the same OS? and which OS?

LKidKyle1985's avatar

yeah, both windows xp

jlm11f's avatar

hmm. that’s annoying. did you try rebooting the modem?

LKidKyle1985's avatar

yeah, a couple times

RandomMrdan's avatar

I will repeat my suggestion…hammer and duct tape

whatthefluther's avatar

@RandomMrdan: isn’t that a bit harsh? After all. we’re talking about a computer here, a sophisticated piece of electronic equipment. Try chewing gum and baling wire. That is, if a swift kick fails to correct the problem.

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