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Guinevere

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    Hello, first time poster.  Please direct me to the correct forum if this is not the place to put this, thanks. =P

    So my computer all of a sudden will not connect to the internet.  Everything was fine last week, I check everyday and it has not come back.  My computer is connected to a router and the laptop downstairs works fine, and the video games played online through the Xbox and PS3 works fine.  I have a phone picture of ipconfig /all if you want to see it.  ip shows 0.0.0.0 even when hardwired directly to the modem.  I've tried unplugging everything from the modem.  I've tried resetting winsock, but nothing works.

    Can anyone help?

    thank u

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    Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
    « Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 07:31:35 AM »
    Try This...

    Re-boot after running...
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      Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
      « Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 09:32:06 PM »
      Sorry about the delay, I had to get a flash drive.  I ran the program and it ran successful, even had that scary beep in the end.  Restarted and it's still the same.  Can anyone else try to help me or have suggestions for me to try?

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      Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
      « Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 11:35:35 PM »
      Have you called your ISP?  Your not getting an IP address and your ISP may be able to help.

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        Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
        « Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 01:32:31 AM »
        They say it's my CPU since my wireless works.   :-[

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        Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
        « Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 04:38:38 AM »
        They say it's my CPU since my wireless works.   :-[

        the CPU has nothing to do with WIFI, the CPU central processing unit, which is the brain of the computer which does all the processing and calculations


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        Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
        « Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 05:52:12 AM »
        Any Yellow !'s or ?'s in Control Panel ?
        Is the machine hardwired to the router ? ?
        Have you swapped in a new network card to test ?
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          Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
          « Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 01:25:44 PM »
          the CPU has nothing to do with WIFI, the CPU central processing unit, which is the brain of the computer which does all the processing and calculations

          When I say wireless, I meant to say that the laptop in a different room works because of the router.  The xbox and ps3 plays fine online through it's wireless.  The computer is hooked up to the router directly and the computer is not wireless. 

          I'll check the control panel.  thx for the help so far

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          Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
          « Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 01:29:22 PM »
          A brand new NIC card if it's a desktop will run you 10 to 15 Bucks...may be worth it for a test...
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            Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
            « Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 01:20:03 AM »
            Any NIC card will work?

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            Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
            « Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 05:34:49 AM »
            They're pretty much all the same...yes.
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              Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
              « Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 07:37:58 AM »
              How about a different ethernet cable?

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                Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
                « Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 11:50:35 AM »
                They're pretty much all the same...yes.

                lol okay i'm scared to mess with the inside of the tower

                How about a different ethernet cable?

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                That's the 3rd thing I tried lol, I just switched the cable that went from the modem to the router and the router to the computer.  Then I tried a 3rd unused cable. =/

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                Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
                « Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 12:36:06 PM »
                the CPU has nothing to do with WIFI, the CPU central processing unit, which is the brain of the computer which does all the processing and calculations

                Some people, mainly Americans I think, use "CPU" when they are referring to the system box of a desktop computer system. I have actually heard Brits calling this item the "hard drive".

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                  Re: CPU won't connect to internet, Laptop/Xbox/Ps3 via Router is fine.
                  « Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 05:45:32 PM »
                  Yes, I understand now that a cpu is not what I thought it was short for (computer lol).  I will say tower or harddrive from now on.  I'm learning a lot while trouble shooting this problem.  My brother installed a cheap $30 NIC card/updated the driver/etc and it still does not connect.  The old ethernet outlet is still there because it can not be removed.  Under networks, it says that the new ethernet is acquiring network address but ipconfig /all now shows two unconnected devices and the new nic card.