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Can't connect to Internet from Laptop


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PopArtToaster

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I've read through previous posts on this topic and have tried all the suggestions.

I share an Internet connection with my desktop, which works fine. All my cables are connected correctly, but on my laptop, I get the message "A network cable is unplugged." I've tried unplugging, rebooting, resetting the IP address, repairing...nothing has worked.

My router is a D-Link and about 6 months old.

Does the IP address on my laptop have to be the same as on my desktop? I've manually changed it, but that change doesn't seem to be reflected; ie, it keeps showing the original, unchanged IP address.

I'd appreciate any help.
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It could be that your ethernet port is not working properly. One of the GTG user have been recommending using the WinSock XP Fix. Try it and see if it works. Also try a different cable, it might be that the cable you're using is broken.

The IP addresses of your laptop and desktop needs to be different (unless they're in two different network). There will be conflicts (and there's usually a warning that says there's conflict) and it would be hard for your router to identify which is which. IP address is like an ID, however the gateway has to be the same for both the laptop and desktop. (Gateway is the address of your router)
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Thanks, Kamille: I'll try both of those things!
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