Having trouble connecting my laptop to the internet

By DJS_117
Oct 31, 2007
  1. i have a question to ask i have a laptop is a pentium 4 windows xp home edition i am tryeing to connect it to my internet but im having trouble doing so i have a broadband connection i plug in the laptop and all it does is have a local connection and i cant get on to the internet or windows live messenger or etc... does any one pleas ehave some advise
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Is it Ethernet?

    go into Control Panel, Network Connections, Local Area Connection & Right Click. Choose Properties, Highlight Internet ProtocolTCP/IP and make sure it's set to automatically obtain IP & DNS addresses.

    See what it's set at, if it's already at Auto for both, let us know
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