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So yesterday my browser (Firefox) suddenly became unable to connect to any websites. I switched over to IE and found the same results.

For a while, it kept telling me that I had limited or no connectivity under the properties of my wireless connection, and when I would try to repair the connection, it kept getting hung up on renewing the IP address.

I reset the subnet mask manually to 255.255.255.0, and that got rid of the "limited or no connectivity" problem... it instantly said I was connected. But when I attempt to open the browser, it still goes nowhere. I get the dreaded "This page can not be displayed" message, or something of the like...

I'm at my college library now, hoping that someone can give me some advise so I can go home and fix this problem.

Thanks!
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Well you said you were at your college library right now- is this on that same laptop or is this on a differnt computer that your on the internet- also what happens if you wire the laptop up wit a internet connection?
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No, I'm on one of the library's computers -- in Boston, I might add, so I'm appreciative of your Sox fandom.

Not sure what happens if I connect directly... I'm assuming you mean that I bypass the wireless and instead connect via a cable... Ya, haven't done that yet. You think that's the next logical step?
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Your home network...Are there other PC's that are on the same network? Cabled/Wireless? Are they able to get out to the net? Check the IP/subnet structure and make sure have the same subnet mask/and same IP sceam. With the "limited to no connectiviy" error, I usually get this when I can connect to the wireless network, but don't have the correct IP address setup. (EX: network ip: 192.168.1.1-254 subnet: 255.255.255.0 but computer has an ip of 192.168.6.43) I hope I helped.
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Thanks, that's good advice. My roommates are connecting without a problem. How do I use the info from their ipconfig to move forward? Just type in whatever is working for them?
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try going wired first and see if that works- if not try using the configurations from your roomates
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