pc cant get on the home network

  kevikev 23:35 02 Mar 2008


I have a PC and a laptop at home connected to wired/wireless router. laptop wireless and PC wired. Both computers were accessing the internet but recently I was tinkering with the PC using Norton Internet Security and BAM! I knocked the PC off the internet. Not only that it cant go online, but it cant see the router at all. I removed Norton and I still cant get into the router. Dont knwo what else to do. But I know I must have knocked out some networking protocol. Oh the PC is using XP. Anyone know what should I do?

  recap 12:51 03 Mar 2008

Check the Firewall setting are allowing the Internet access to your PC.

  AlexPB 10:59 06 Mar 2008

When you log on to your PC does the network icon in the taskbar say connected to your network or is there a cross through the icon?

Try going to My computer, My Network places and see if the router appears in there.


  T0SH 14:52 06 Mar 2008

XP System restore maybe ?? go back to a day before you made the changes

Cheers HC

  kevikev 14:55 06 Mar 2008

Thank you TOSH, I need to do some backing up before I try that one. I've been working some Word doc since then. I will let you knwo how that turns out.

  brundle 15:35 06 Mar 2008

Some suggestions already made; click here

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