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Old 20-08-2011
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Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

I brought another computer home, what i got from relatives. When i turned it on then messages on the bottom right corner about local area connection started appearing. When i open the network connections windows then it says acquiring network address. Eventually it stops trying and says network cable unplugged. It worked fine at my relatives place, but not at my place.

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Re: Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

Well, what kind of desktop pc do you have, what is the full computer specifications that you own? Can you go to Run >> type cmd >> and then in the console type ipconfig/release and then again type in ipconfig/renew and see if it refreshes the network, thus resolving the issue of network cable unplugged?
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Re: Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

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I brought another computer home, what i got from relatives. When i turned it on then messages on the bottom right corner about local area connection started appearing. When i open the network connections windows then it says acquiring network address. Eventually it stops trying and says network cable unplugged. It worked fine at my relatives place, but not at my place.

hope you can help
One of the reason could be the network settings.
Since the computer was in use by your relatives, they might have configured the network settings manually. And manual network setting might not match to your home network.
So in this case you need to check for a few things.
You may check the IP address settings by running the IPCONFIG command in the command prompt window. I would suggest you to run the IPCONFIG command on a computer which is already connected to your home network and then on the new computer which is unable to connect. This way you will come to know the difference in the network settings and correct it accordingly.
If you want step by step solution to this issue, please let me know the following:
1. Which operating system you have in the PC?
2. Are you using a router? Or a Lan hub or switch?
3. How many computer you already have on the network?
4. Do you want to share internet connection or share data or printer etc.
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Re: Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

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Well, what kind of desktop pc do you have, what is the full computer specifications that you own?
i have a windows xp sp3 with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 cpu 2.66 GHz, 1.50 gb of RAM


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Can you go to Run >> type cmd >> and then in the console type ipconfig/release
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>ipconfig/release

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection 4 while it has its media
disconnected.
No operation can be performed on while it has its media disconnected.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>

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and then again type in ipconfig/renew and see if it refreshes the network
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>ipconfig/renew

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection 4 while it has its media
disconnected.
No operation can be performed on while it has its media disconnected.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>
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Re: Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

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One of the reason could be the network settings.
Since the computer was in use by your relatives, they might have configured the network settings manually. And manual network setting might not match to your home network.
So in this case you need to check for a few things.
You may check the IP address settings by running the IPCONFIG command in the command prompt window. I would suggest you to run the IPCONFIG command on a computer which is already connected to your home network and then on the new computer which is unable to connect. This way you will come to know the difference in the network settings and correct it accordingly.
If you want step by step solution to this issue, please let me know the following:
1. Which operating system you have in the PC?
2. Are you using a router? Or a Lan hub or switch?
3. How many computer you already have on the network?
4. Do you want to share internet connection or share data or printer etc.
I have windows xp professional sp3. I'm using a router. I have a laptop connected via wi-fi. Don't want to share data or printer
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Re: Can't get local area connection connected with my desktop

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Originally Posted by expertz View Post
Well, what kind of desktop pc do you have, what is the full computer specifications that you own?
i have a windows xp sp3 with Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 cpu 2.66 GHz, 1.50 gb of RAM

------------------
System Information
------------------
Time of this report: 8/20/2011, 12:12:06
Machine name: HOME-KYNNAPU-33
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D845GBV2
BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/14/03 11:28:48 Ver: 08.00.08
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Page File: 524MB used, 2909MB available
Windows Dir: E:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

------------
DxDiag Notes
------------
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.


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Originally Posted by expertz View Post
Can you go to Run >> type cmd >> and then in the console type ipconfig/release
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>ipconfig/release

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection 4 while it has its media
disconnected.
No operation can be performed on while it has its media disconnected.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>

Quote:
Originally Posted by expertz View Post
and then again type in ipconfig/renew and see if it refreshes the network
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>ipconfig/renew

Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection 4 while it has its media
disconnected.
No operation can be performed on while it has its media disconnected.

E:\Documents and Settings\Rando>
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