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I'm back at college, and I need to use the internet. My laptop can connect just fine, but my desktop won't. It's cable internet. When I hook my computer up, it will seem to be connected (though it never receives anything), but I can't get on the web. I went into TCP/IP settings and told it to automatically obtain an ip address and dns server address. When I click the connection, though, it says automatic private address. It's like it tries to obtain an address for a while, but then it gives up and makes its own, which just doesn't work. Any ideas?
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could you describe how everything is hooked up? you say you're connecting at college...does this mean you're connecting to a school network? or are you in an apartment and you've got your own cable modem there?
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I just connect through an ethernet cable. It goes from the wall straight to my computer in my dorm room to connect to the school's network.
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have you called the schools tech group yet?
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