Dell Inspiron 1000 can't connect to Internet

By CCFgeek
Apr 22, 2010
  1. i know its a dinosaur but i recently did a fresh xp install on my dell laptop and successfully installed all the drivers from but i am still unable to connect to the internet. my laptop recognizes that my ethernet cable is plugged in, under the LAN Connection Status/General/ Activity tab it has a value of 253 packets sent and 0 packets received. can anybody help?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Click on start menu>RUN and type

    click ok
    Right click the appropriate connection and click repair.

    Repair winsock

    Click start menu >RUN, type "netsh winsock reset" without the quotes and then click ok...
    When the Command Prompt flashes,restart your computer...
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