Problem with my connection - please help!

  Mekanos 17:38 27 Apr 2008


Not sure which forum to post this on.

My computer very suddenly doesnt detect my internet connection anymore. It worked a few hours ago and now it wont even detect the connection and i have no idea why.

I run vista home and my internet connection is BeBox. I tried unplugging and re-plugging the wires in but nothing works.

I dont think there is anything wrong with the BeBox as the ethernet light is on and my flatmate's(who is on wireless)internet works fine.

Please help as i urgently need my connection back!

Thanks in advance!

  Taff™ 18:18 27 Apr 2008

Turn off both computers and then take out the power supply to the router. Leave for a minute and re-attach the power supply to the router. Wait 3 minutes and check that all the LED`s on the router are static and working.

Reboot each computer in turn, and make sure that each one reconnects to the Internet before rebooting the next one. Post back with any problems.

  Mekanos 18:31 27 Apr 2008

Still nothing unfortunately, it does not detect the connection. and the connection on my flat mate's computer works fine.

  brundle 18:38 27 Apr 2008

Look at where the cable fits into your PC - are the lights on the socket flashing? One amber, one green usually.

  brundle 18:39 27 Apr 2008

Dupe click here

  Mekanos 19:00 27 Apr 2008

The green light isnt flashing (its on constantly) and the amber light flashes, but not very often.

Thanks for the link, and sorry to all about the double posting.

  brundle 19:09 27 Apr 2008

So the cable's OK. What about the ipconfig result?

  Mekanos 19:54 27 Apr 2008

Ok, im going to stick to this thread now.

No, none of that other information came up. Just tried it again, and the same stuff appears.

Is this a problem?

  brundle 20:15 27 Apr 2008

Yes, if you've no IPv4 info as I said.
Press Windows+R for the run box, type ncpa.cpl
press return. Right click your Local Area Connection (and make sure it's enabled),select properties, make sure Internet Protocol Version 4 is ticked, if not do so.

  Mekanos 20:26 27 Apr 2008

ok, this seems to have worked, here is the ipconfig output:

Physical address: 00-1D-09-2A-AB-9B
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: Yes
Link-local IPv6 address: fe80::80c8:2296:e846:c205%9(preferred)
IPv4 address:
Subnet Mask:
Lease Obtained: 27 April 2008 20:17:24
Lease Expiry: 28 April 2008 20:17:23
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
DHCPv6 IAID: 201334025
DNS Server:
NetBIOS over Tcpip: Enabled

  brundle 20:49 27 Apr 2008

Is that a duplication "Default Gateway:" ? There shold only be one number, the 192 one...
Internet back again?

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