View Full Version : Vista - No Internet, Can't ping anything, can't get DHCP address

10-18-07, 01:39 AM
Hello, I'm trying to sort out an Acer Aspire 5050 laptop with Vista Home Basic (not too impressed with Vista so far).

The Internet was working ok for the end-user then stopped working for no reason.

I cannot ping external, internal or loopback addresses. Absolutely nothing, even when I have set it to a fixed IP address I still can't ping anything, even the loopback. A ping test gives a General failure response.

Also, it won't pick up a dynamic IP address. It only gets an autoconfig 169. address.

Any ideas anyone????

10-18-07, 03:32 AM
goto Network and sharing centre, click manage network connections......

You should see the network connection highlighted...disable it and then enable it, this will reload the driver and hopefully should solve your prob.

10-18-07, 04:49 AM
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