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  1. Hi there, I've been looking all over for any information that could help me with my computer's (laptop, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 520) recent issues with connecting to the internet, but nothing has helped. A few days ago, the power went out briefly, and when it came back on, my computer was unable to connect to the internet. I tried resetting both the router and my computer several times, but it still wouldn't connect. I tried plugging the ethernet cable directly into the laptop, and it could not connect. I've tried disabling wifi, re-enabling it, updating network drivers, deleting and reinstalling the drivers, performing a system recovery - all to no avail. The only thing that worked was me unplugging the router and modem, disabling wifi on my laptop, resetting my laptop, plugging the router and modem back in, and then re-enabling wifi on my laptop. This allowed my computer to access the internet for maybe five minutes before it disconnected again. I have not been able to re-connect since. I have also tried connecting to the wifi at my boyfriend's house - and it will not connect to his wifi either. My laptop is able to see that there are wifi connections available, and I have "automatically connect" selected for my preferred connection, but it will not attempt to connect, and when I do so manually, it simply tells me it is unable to connect. I am using Windows 7 - I tried upgrading to 10 awhile ago but found a few bugs with it that made me want to switch back (perhaps sticking with 7 for so long has made some problem with my system's connectivity? I don't know...). The laptop itself is getting a bit old - I've had it for over four years now. In addition, it fell to the ground (not by my doing ) several months ago, and since then the screen has slowly been detaching from the rest of the computer. The screen is not sitting correctly, so any time I open it, it makes cracking sounds and the screen separates a little bit on the side (at this point I can see into the screen of the laptop both from the side and the bottom), and the one side has almost entirely lifted off of the base of the laptop (there is a small wire still connecting the two when it separates this far, but it appears to be fraying). I was looking into getting a new laptop anyway - I wanted to upgrade to an msi/alienware/asus gaming/or razor laptop - but in terms of functionality, my laptop was still operating perfectly fine before this whole internet ordeal. I'm uncertain if the breaking down of the physical laptop is connected to the fact that the internet will not connect, but I thought I would include as much detail as possible. I had hoped to avoid rushing into buying a new laptop so soon (I wanted to do a lot of research and get advice), but I use my laptop and internet for everything, so as it currently is, I'm feeling pretty pressured into purchasing one ASAP. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Ok, so, a few nights ago I put windows 7 on my XP rig. It's one of my older rigs and have had it for about 6 years. However I've had an emachine (used for testing files) older than that but still works. It's been put through more crap than any of my computers, so when my friend said that the rigs got faulty hardware I couldn't believe him. Back to the story, I put windows 7 on it and it started having problems connecting to the internet (like it would connect for a few minutes then disconnect). In hopes that win7 was just being a pain in the :filtered:, I installed winxp back. After doing so I have NO connection at all! It's like it just disappeared from my computer. I checked it's connection status and it says "Connected 400mbps". Buuuuuut, it has no address type, IP address, subnet mask, or default gateway. They are all empty.. I tried the hard connection on my laptop, wii, and other desktops and the ethernet seems to work fine and hasn't severed or been cut anywhere. So what exactly is happening here? Could it be a faulty hardware issue? Perhaps it can't find the right drivers? Maybeit's just old and dumb... Also I've already done IP config/renew/release. So we can rule those out as solutions as well as drivers for the hardware as I've done that too. :2LDR; Had connection, installed win7, lost connection, reinstalled xp, still no connection, already done IP config/renew/release as well as new drivers. Thanks in advance for all the help!
  3. Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I have been trying to connect my windows 2000 computer to the internet wirepessly, but a problem appeared. I have a network adapter , and I found a guide online on how to connect it, here it is: http://www.uwplatt.edu/oit/howto/setupwireless-win2k.html The problem is, that my advanced tab appears to be different. Here is my advanced tab (uploaded image): http://s15.postimg.org/3r7z2kwnv/untitled.png there is no SSID etc any Ideas on what I can do?
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