Connecting laptop to work network

  SPARKY 19:23 28 Feb 2007

Hi there, at work there are a couple of spare cables out of the router and the boss has said I can hook up my laptop. It assigns an IP address and appears to be connected, but I cannot connect to the internet. Has anyone any ideas as to what is holding me out.
Any info would be great.

  Rich Pickings 19:35 28 Feb 2007

Does your work network use a proxy server to access the Internet? Ask your IT chaps and put the settings in. In IE go to 'Tools' 'Internet Options' and click on the 'Connection' tab then the 'LAN settings button. the you will then see where to put in the details of your proxy server.

  SPARKY 19:40 28 Feb 2007

Thanks for the reply, the IT guys dont come down that often. Can I get those settings from one of the desktop PCs.

  woodchip 19:42 28 Feb 2007

You need to be able to look in the Router Settings for info to see why you cannot get through. It may be the firewall that's stopping you

  SPARKY 19:47 28 Feb 2007

Mabe I shouldnt fiddle to much wthout the permision of the IT guys.
Thanks for the advise though

  woodchip 19:50 28 Feb 2007

You could try by putting the address in to IE Browser. Like or similar keeping the first numbers just change the last to to try like change 0 for 1 etc

  SPARKY 19:53 28 Feb 2007

I have already tried that; could not get it right.

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