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kittykitten

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Hi,
please someone help me! I've jsut moved house and am trying to connect to the shared network in my new houseshare. never had any trouble connecting my laptop to a wireless network before.. anyway managed to get it to connect to the house network, bototm right of my screen says connected to (name of network) local and internet, and there is a little picture of a world. But then when I try to actually view a website, it says internet explorer cannot display the webpage. I've done all I know how to (ie switch the router off then on again).. but it won't work.

I'm using vista, IE7 and a shared network, not sure what that means but my housemates inform me 'it jsut means we can access each other's itunes libraries.

PLease, any suggestions!

J
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BlueEyedSamurai

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Kitty - did you try turning off Network Discovery (under Network and Sharing Center)? This will disallow others from seeing your pc while in your workgroup.
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Open a Windows Command Prompt.

Type in "ipconfig /all"
This should show you info on your Ethernet local connection.
There should be an IP address, subnetmask, default gateway, and DNS servers address.

Try to "ping www.yahoo.com"
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