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Internet help

By Edwin Phate
Apr 15, 2008
  1. Sometimes after i close the laptop i cant connect to the internet unless I restart the computer...is there any command that would reset the internet ips or whatever so i dont have to restart?

    also any useful run commands would be nice to know like msconfig and services.msc
     
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    What firewall do you have installed?
     
  3. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    zone alarm free
     
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    And what Operating System?

    Can I have 3 guesses?

    My first guess would be the video/display adapter drivers -> Manufacturer website will have any updated versions with dates of release.

    Next guess would be Zone Alarm -> sounds wierd with the other two guesses but I have heard this causing it in the past. It's easy enough to test by disabling, go into standbye, then wake the comptuer to see if it is the cause

    And the other guess would be BIOS -> Problems with standby were very common in older laptops as the BIOS on many computers wasn't handling it well. May want to check the manufacturer website for updated BIOS while looking for display adapter drivers
     
  5. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    xp home is the os.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Just adding

    You can clean your temp files out with CCleaner

    And you can go to a command line (Start->Run->CMD) and type:
    ipconfig /release
    and then press enter, and then type:
    ipconfig /renew

    This may refresh your network settings, and get you online without restart
     
  7. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 180

    Awesome exactly what i needed.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the reply :)
     
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