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Vista laptop connects "Local Only" to network; DHCP prob;em?

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My daughter's Compaq Presario laptop can no longer connect to the internet through the wired or wireless connection. It worked previously, but now it will only connect as "Local Only". When I look at the interfaces, they are both configured to obtain an IP address automatically. When I run IPCONFIG it shows that DHCP is enabled, but the autoconfigured IPv4 IP address it shows ( is not on my network. There also isn't an IP showing for the Default Gateway. I am using a Linksys Wireless-G router and I have 3 other laptops (2 running Vista; 1 running Win7) that are able to connect without any problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated as my daughter is driving me nuts about not having a fully functioning computer. Standing by to answer any questions or provide/upload anything needed to help troubleshoot the problem.

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