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November 28, 2009 11:24:49 PM

Is the NetBios over Tcpip supposed to be disabled?

I can't get online suddenly after cleaning out some files.

In Network Connections the LAN Local Area Connection 5 is unplugged with a red X and I can't find anything (I've been working on this for 2 days.

Is there any way to fix this?
Anonymous
November 29, 2009 7:42:35 AM

The ones I think you must have installed are TCP/IP and Client For Microsoft Networks.
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November 30, 2009 6:59:44 PM

Thanks so much for your help! I'm not sure what you mean in your answer...but if that is what happened, how do I go about fixing it? I need to let you know that I did re-format the Dell programming, getting instructions from their site in hopes that it would solve things. So now it's like a brand new pc (though from 2004). But no, it did nothing to help things...now I want to re-install Windows XP to see if that would help. Am I doing the right thing?
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Anonymous
December 1, 2009 8:32:09 AM

To check TCP/IP go:

Start, Control Panel, Network Connections --
if no Connections are listed click on the Network Wizard.

If Connections are listed click on one and when a window appears stating This Connection uses the following....scroll down that list and look for TCP/IP

If TCP/IP is missing press Install and follow the instructions.

If TCP/IP is present highlight it and check Properties and make sure Obtain DNS and IP Address automatically are both ticked.


From some of your comments, I think you probably need some hands-on help here -- larger computer retailers have services like Geek Squad and some small computer techs advertise in local newspapers. Might be worth paying someone to sort out your machine.

However, with a 2004 vintage machine I think the cost of maintenance might look unattractive compared with that of replacement.
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Anonymous
January 5, 2010 10:07:34 AM

Thanks for taking the time to help, I really apprciate it.

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