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LAN not working on IBM thinkpad

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 3, 2010 4:23:41 PM

Hello,

I am working on an IBM thinkpad and the LAN is not working, but wireless is. Although, the wireless is not my network. When I plug in the ethernet cable the computer recognizes the connection as operational at 100 mbps. Yet no sites will load. This wireless network is not my own, so I would prefer not to use it.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
May 3, 2010 4:31:45 PM

Do any other computers connect to the internet? Do you have a location profile set in the connections manager? What os are you running?
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 3, 2010 4:47:12 PM

I am at an antique store and there is only one computer here. I am currently connected via someone else's wifi and the connections manager recognizes a linksys in the location profile. The OS is XP.

I should note that I have tried this:

F1 at startup
config
network
F9
F10

it did not work.
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May 3, 2010 5:16:05 PM

Ok, what you would want to do is go into the connections manager, and create a new profile that just had the wired connection listed, not the wireless. Or you could just turn off the wireless radio and see if it will work then.
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
May 3, 2010 5:34:20 PM

i just tried this and it did not work... still using the low signal strength wifi connection that is floating around.

any more ideas?
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May 3, 2010 5:44:55 PM

turn off the wireless radio, open command promt, and type

ipconfig/release

wait for it to finish, then type

ipconfig/renew

and see if that works.
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