Laptop from work netowrk to home - computer noob

By Geetwo ยท 4 replies
Apr 18, 2008
  1. I have borrowed a laptop from work which is running on Vista Basic. I switched the Lan settings from the specific one that work uses to "automatically detect" through internet options.When i am using a laptop with XP that is usually all it takes! however that is not doing the trick. It is telling me the wirelss connection is connected but will not connect to the internet. I tried to run a diognostic thingy and it came up with an error messgage telling me it "pinged the DNS but got no reply" My other computers all are still working without issue so please can somebody help a computer noob?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Start--> Run --> CMD
    (and then in the black command window, run each of the following)
    ipconfig /release <enter>
    ipconfig /flushdns <enter>
    ipconfig /registerdns <enter>
    ipconfig /renew <enter>

    if you use # ipconfig /flushdns, be sure to follow it with
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client"

    DHCP is a means to autoconfigure all parameters to TCP.

    use View Network connections; right-click on the Lan Connection
    pull down the slider to see Tcp/IP and select it
    now click the Properties Button
    On the General Tab; click both radio buttons that begin with Obtain ...
    Click Advanced
    IP Address should show DHCP Enabled,
    Gateway should be empty
    DNS tab: append primary and append parent
    at the bottom [x] Register this connection
    WINS Tab: Enable LMHOSTS, enable NetBIOS over TCP/Ip
  3. Geetwo

    Geetwo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    woohoo thanks heaps!!!!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I take it, that all's good now
    Obviously from the reply Yes :)

  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    kimsland -- you can put all of those codes fix_nic.cmd and zip it-up into a sticky so users can just use the script to fix their problems. Makes it easier for them. It's up to you though.


    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns
    ipconfig /renew
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client"
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