Limited or no connectivity

  Munira 12:04 30 Mar 2006


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. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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.

  Legolas 12:23 30 Mar 2006

What kind of connection do you have? is it Ntl Cable or BT. Try switching of the modem for a few minutes to flush the system this might allow the IP to be renewed for your laptop. I have an NTL cable modem and that is my ritual when I lose Internet Comnectivity.

  Munira 12:41 30 Mar 2006

It is BT. Don't even know where the modem is in this place...
Will have a look, but might have to do it at the end of the day.

thanks anyway.

  johnnyrocker 12:45 30 Mar 2006

a reboot is normal when switching a cable connection as the old ip address the pc had will still be present, as legolas says that is the thing to do to resolve the issue.


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