I have a brand new laptop. I have tried searching this site for other options before i posted this, but nothings solved. My baby is a Sony Vaio, running with XP home edition. And i am using a cable to connect to the LAN in my office.
All i am doing is removing the connection from the PC onto my laptop. I thought it should be straight forward... but not.
It shows me the LAN connection icon, with a yellow warning sign attached to it and says "Limited or no connectivity."
I tried to repair it but gives me an error in "renewing your ip address".
tried ipconfig, with release and renew options, but to no avail.
Details on ipconfig gives:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.236.194
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
I know there is nothing to set in the network... it is some setting on my laptop, becasue once i plug the cable back onto the PC it works fine.
Any suggestions are welcome.