(I wasn't exactly sure where to place this topic, but i am running Windows Vista and when I look up this problem on google it seems that only vista users are experiencing similar issues.)
Here is my problem:
I'm trying to connect to the internet on my laptop at my work place [starbucks headquarters] and it is not allowing me to use IE.
To establish a connection to the starbucks network [T1 - broadcom] I have to go into Network & Sharing Center in my control pannel and click "Diagose and repair" and then click the option "Automaticly get new IP settings for the network adapter [Local Area Connection]" then it goes through the repairing stage and up untill two days ago it would give me a message saying "Problem has been resolved" which would then grant me acces to the internet [IE & Firefox]. - This is a weird way to connect concidering that it is a wire directly connected from the wall into my laptop, and normaly in a wired situation it would establish a network connection automaticly or at least recconize that there is a network i can connect to. - But now when i do this it goes through the repairing stage then makes the connection (showing a green line from my-pc icon to the network icon then another green line from the network icon to the internet icon) but right after it makes that connection another pop-up comes up saying "checking for other problems" then right after that goes away I get a message saying - "www.Microsoft.com" is not set up to establish a connection on port "World Wide Web (HTTP)" with this computer - but it appears that the connection is still there.
Now i have reformated my laptop to its factory settings in hopes to fix this problem but it did not go away. I still get this same message and am not able to access any web sites with either firefox or IE. When I go into Network Connections and open my Local Area Connection I see that there is activity under both Sent and Recieve meaning that I am obviously connected to the network but still not able to acces the internet.
I've talked to Dell support on the phone and they walked me through a few steps to try and figure this out but we were unable to solve the problem.
We tryed going into "safe mode with networking" and seeing if I could connect that way but I am unable to run the Diagnose program in safemode which is the only way I can connect to the strbucks network.
I am unpluging the cord from the office computer into my laptop and when the cord is connceted to the office computer I am free to access and site on IE but not on my laptop.
I have turned off my firewall(s) [windows firewall & PC-cillin]
My laptop is a Dell - Insperon 1521 if that matters.
-If I left any information out please just ask.
Please help me out!
Edited by C4RT00N, 20 May 2009 - 02:55 AM.