I have had my desktop computer not connected to a network for about a year now. Previously it was connected via ethernet through the card in the back. I have recently tried connecting it again, to no avail. Best I can get is "Limited or no connectivity" error.
First, of course, I checked the modem and router. Modem was connected, router was within a year old but I still checked and the laptop was picking up the internet wirelessly and my X Box was getting internet through the ethernet port.
Second, I tried changing the cable and even the port on the desktop. I switched the ethernet cable my X Box used to the desktop, same error. My desktop, for some odd reason, had a factory ethernet port and a PCI card ethernet installed. But checked with both and the same error occured.
Third, I checked to see if there were any programs running that may be blocking the internet. I pulled up the task manager and essentially ended all processes that were not system processes. Nothing...
Fourth, I remembered I had a USB wireless adapter previously used for my laptop and I decided to try it out. I uploaded the software and connected the device. The network was there it connected... well kind of... Limited or no connectivity.
Finally I decided to go to the internet so I Googled the "limited or no connectivity" error and of course it came up with millions of solutions, most of which were basic and I had already tried. I consider myself an intermediate in computer related issues but this has got me stumped. The most advanced thing I have tried is changing the ip address manually but this too has failed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I don't know what has happened between now and the last time it was connected but it has driven me to this point. I am running Windows XP Service Pack 3 if this helps.