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ipconfig not working properly

By dnaak
Dec 23, 2005
  1. I took my PC to my friends for a LAN and when I came back, the computer wont connect to the internet ... the problem can't be with the network because of the fact that I am on my parents business comp 2 rooms away from the PC that isn't working. I tried running ipconfig to try pinging, but when I type in ipconfig in the run window, it comes up and disappears in less than a second. Any advice?

    edit: Also, I have tried running Renew IP in the network manager or whatever and it can't renew the IP.
  2. Felicia

    Felicia TS Rookie

    I resolved my proplem with ipconfig by doing the following

    I resolved my proplem with ipconfig by doing the following :
    (As this is usually a result of firewall protection)
    I checked my norton security settings and went to the options menu
    Then the firewall tab
    Advanced security settings
    Uncheck stealth blocked ports
    Clicked okay
    This should resolve the issue if you are using Norton Security
    Other firewall protection products will vary.
  3. hnsexeter

    hnsexeter TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Norton - the curse of the computing world - get rid of it - especially if on a network, will cause you nothing but trouble, as well as slow your PC down to an absolute crawl
  4. Felicia

    Felicia TS Rookie

    What software do you recommend for security and anti-virus?
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