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graisbeck

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Hi, my friend has been given a RM AL51 4100 Notebook which came from a local authority. It did originally belong to a server network so I was expecting it to ask for admin id whenever I tried to change any settings but the only thing I can't seem to access is the bios, as that is password protected. The machine is running XP Pro SP2.

The problem is that it can't seem to connect to the internet. It has a D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 wireless adapter in the card port which seems to be running ok, but it when trying to open IE7 or FF it will not connect. When I run>cmd>ipconfig it shows the ip address as zeros. Also the wireless LED does not light up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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graisbeck

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This is the ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop8
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-F2-CB-08

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link AirPlus DWL-G650 Wireless Car
dbus Adapter(rev.C)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-5B-3A-89-C7
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hello,

Sounds like the previous owner defaulted the IP address. To confirm this, can you open the control panel and open your network connections?

Locate the adapter in question -> right click -> select properties.
Scroll down and look for "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IP)" and click properties.
Make sure that you are set to "Obtain an IP address automatically".
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