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Vista stuck on "identying" Lan Network=no internet

AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, after getting a new router/modem today (it's combined into one, a Zyxel 2602HW D1A to be exact) because my last one broke because of a thunder storm my Vista computer won't connect via LAN. The computer I'm posting this from now (running XP) worked immediately via LAN.

My Vista computer does connect to the wireless network, when using one of those plug-in USB things, but the connection is very bad (always has been) so I really want to get LAN working again. The only thing that I suspect may be the problem is the ethernet cable, but I have no way to check this right now.

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  • UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    When this happens to me with my Vista laptop, the problem is always that the computer has set a specific DNS address rather than allow an automatic DNS selection.

    How to get there: Network & Sharing Center -> View Status -> Properties -> TCP/IPv4 + Properties -> Obtain DNS Server Automatically

    I've also found during travel I sometime have to uncheck the TCP/IPv6 box. If those don't work, try this list.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Hmm that didn't solve the problem. I'll try shutting of the DHCP server, as a sort of last resort.

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  • KyanilisKyanilis Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Vista did this all the time to me at home. Setting up a static IP on our network was what fixed it for me. That's what I've got to offer.

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  • variantvariant Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I have this same problem but it only happens on campus, works fine at home.
    A lot of people suggest to update to the latest drivers and un-check IPV6 but none of that has worked for me.


    I usually click the red x and hit Get new ip configuration, sometimes that works, if it doesnt i turn off the wifi card and turn it back on, if that doesnt work i restart the pc. These steps generally solve the problem but it really is frustrating because my built in wifi did not come with its own utility so im stuck using vista's piece of junk. Might switch to XP over the winter break.

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  • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Shutting down DHCP didn't work either, and I've got the ipv6 button unchecked :/
    I'm really starting to think the problem is the cable, I'll be able to check it somewhere this week.

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