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syseng

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I give up! I have been troubleshooting this for hours. I don't know why, but I cannot get my laptop, which is connected to my desktop via a Linksys router. My desktop is able to connect to the Internet, but for the life of me, I cannot get my laptop connected to the Internet. I have ran the Network Setup Wizard over five times. I cannot gain access to the laptop from the desktop, and vice versa. I tried manually setting the IP address and I am able to successfully ping each computer from each one - all successful pings, but other than that, I have no luck.

This is what is different though. I've never had a problem until this morning. I reinstalled Windows XP so that I can partition my drive to make room for Fedora. I haven't installed Fedora yet, but will as soon as I take care of this problem with getting on the Internet. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks!
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Probably not much help, but some things that might be worth checking. Take a look at the router's settings, maybe it's blocking all but your desktop's IP from the net. You could also try a hard reset on the router.

Try pinging 139.134.5.51, it's an Aussie DNS server (I've seen corrupt installations where the net is accessible, but you wouldn't know it).
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