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Router issue. Not wanting to connect to the network.

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I have had my laptop since Feb and have never had a problem with it not connecting to the network.

Then this morning it says that my settings are not compliant (or something) with the settings from the router. And it will not let me even try to connect.

I don't know much about computers, just enough to get by.

But I reset the modem, and I reset the router, and nothing has changed. I keep getting the same message.

Being on the desktop is really painful for my shoulder (rotator cuff injury) and the whole point of the laptop was that I could be comfortable.

Any ideas?
post #2 of 14
can you go into the command promt?
type ip /release, then after it finishes typ ip /renew and see if it helps
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
On the laptop?

lol, like I said, I don't know anything.
post #4 of 14
lol what operating system are you using? XP or Vista?
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Vista on the laptop XP pro on the desktop.
post #6 of 14
Ok, Vista since your laptop is having the problem

here is an ipconfig tutorial for Vista
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok. When I try the renew bit it tells me "The requested operation requires elevation"
post #8 of 14
Be sure you right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Now it says. "No operation can be performed on a Wireless Network Connection while it has its media disconnected.


Sorry for being so stupid. lol
post #10 of 14
You're not stupid, not everyone knows computers.
I don't know Vista well at all, enough to know I won't upgrade to it until I'm forced to

eta: Nevermind, you're wireless
post #11 of 14
Ok, what router are you using?
And if you know, what wireless network card?
post #12 of 14
I see you are not currently here, but some things you can try and I'm sad to say that they are at the extreme limit of my wireless networking knowledge, so if they don't work I can be of no further help.

You can reset your router, there is a tiny button on it somewhere.

You can try to repair your winsock, but if the winsock isn't corrupted it won't make any difference.

Go into the Command Prompt
right-click cmd.exe, click Run as administrator, and then press Continue.
Type netsh winsock reset at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
Type exit, and then press ENTER.

It's also very possible that your wireless adapter is bad, especially if your desktop is working ok on the same wireless network.
The only time I've gotten the Media Disconnected error was when my card died on me.

Good luck, hope it helps.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
It's saying the same thing on my mums laptop, so it's gotta be the router.

It's a dlink N router .

I don't think it;s the wireless adapter, as my mum is having the same issue.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Well. I don't know what I just did, but I fixed it. But now it says that my network is public. so I need to make it secured. but my mum did that so I maybe should just wait until she gets home before I try and fail and mess it up even more.

Thanks for all your help!

I should take some classes or something. Pretty embarrassing, lol.
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