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sudden loss of wireless connectivity


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minnelinda

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5-month old Dell Inspiron 600m laptop; Windows XP; internet-connected in our home office through a secure wireless connection; broadband router to our two desk top computers.

Problem: Yesterday I suddenly lost connection from the laptop (while printing a document, though I think that's coincidence?) Have been unable to get connection back. The two desk-top computers have good connection, working fine. Surf's up but my laptop doesn't even have water wings.

Everything on the laptop that I can think of as relating to the internet connection checks out as correctly configured, operating, etc. I've disconnected/reconnected the modem, router. I uninstalled/reinstalled the driver. Still no connection to the laptop.

My wireless connection shows up as a strong signal. When the laptop connects, it tells me I have limited or no connectivity.

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Can anyone help me figure this out? I'm hoping to avoid a call to my friendly local (very-expensive) computer tech.

Thanks-
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Try The WinSockFix from here Located at the top under 'Preperation'! This repairs your internet connection! Please reply with the result!
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Have paid your bills?LOL! Samething happened to us and after alot of time at the computer, We called the Tech Guys and asked whats going on and they said you haven't paid this bill! So my dad immediately paid it! LOL it was funny!
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Hi Rocky-

I really appreciate your help-

Since I can't get the laptop online, I downloaded the WinSockFix onto my other computer, copied it to a cd, then put that in the laptop and ran WinSockFix.

Didn't work.

The laptop still recognizes the wireless connection, but reports 'limited or no connectivity'- and I'm completely unable to get online from it.

As for paying the ISP bill- yup, that's in good shape. Otherwise our other two computers would be disconnected too.

Any other ideas for me to try?

Thanks-

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It could be a problem with your ip address, one possibility is that it expired and cant renew for some reason, is dhcp enabled on your router?
if so, try the ipconfig /release renew command.
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