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ThisBytes

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    cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
    « on: June 25, 2009, 10:02:44 PM »
    First of all, thank you for posting information on the website... I am very frustrated with my computer problems at the moment and I was extremely pleased to stumble upon this site. I am by no means tech/it savvy and I found the guidelines from your posts to be "idiot-proof" (it sure gave ME the confidence to attempt this task on my own). Now I'm second-guessing myself because lack of sleep and my nerves are getting the better of me... I am not through with the process yet, but wanted to give you the heads up on what I might be posting if I don't throw my laptop out the window over the next couple of days...

    Laptop: Sony Vaio VGN-N365E
    OS: Windows Vista
    my wireless network was working normal before 22nd of June
    Also, I am able to connect to the internet in 'Safe Mode with Netowrking'

    Problems:
    1) Cannot connect to the internet, only local access
    2) I am having problems reading CDs from the drive ever so often

    Attempted fix:
    1) Tried connecting directly to the router with cable, but still no internet
    Internet on desktop works fine, so I know my router isnít defective
    2) I reset the router
    3) Follwed some suggestions from the various posts on the forum
    a) Tried resetting the IP address
    Ipconfig/flushdns
    Ipconfig/registerdns
    Ipconfig/release
    Ipconfig/renew

    b) Netsh int ip reset reset.log
    Netsh winsock reset catalog
    WinSockFix at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Network-Tweak/WinSockFix.shtml

    c) Tried something called the SmitFraudFix Ė and still nothing helped

    4) Finally Iím onto the steps outlined in the following forum
    http://www/computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

    I am on step 3 at the moment (SUPERAntiSpyware)Ö itís been running for the past 6 hours and it is still going!

    Anyway, this is where Iím atÖ very desperate at the moment. I donít know if any of this is even necessary anymore. Maybe I should just forget the whole thing and do a system restore? Please help me guysÖ  I am desperate.

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    Re: cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
    « Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 10:20:02 PM »
    Let's just take it one step at a time and let the SUPERantispyware finish running first :)
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      Re: cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
      « Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 10:27:05 PM »
      so I'm on the right track then?
      I just hope I'm not screwing things up by trying to "fix" it...

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        Re: cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
        « Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 10:29:04 PM »
        was told that I should post this in the virus section instead of windows vista.
        oops.

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        Re: cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
        « Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 10:40:00 PM »
        If your computer is infected, system restore won't cure it.
        Secondly, post all logs, and questions in malware forum, not here.
        Thanks :)

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        Re: cannot connect to the internet, getting local access only
        « Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 10:43:05 PM »
        That's okay, we'll let this thread die.
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