Can use Internet - not network. says cable is unplugged - it's not

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by This is so annoying....., Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Well, this didn't seem like a huge problem until I needed to access my
    network. All of a sudden, the little network center icon in the system tray
    always shows a red "X", even though the Ethernet cable is always plugged in
    and I have my wireless network connected. I can access the "connect to
    wireless network" window, but it takes way too long to open. I can't access
    the Network Sharing Center at all. It just stops midway through opening when
    I try it. I can use the internet just fine but I can't see my home network. I
    run a Windows Vista Ultimate laptop with 2GB of RAM. I really need help here
    please.
     
    This is so annoying....., Dec 11, 2007
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  2. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 11, 2007
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  3. What do you mean "multihomed?" Like, do I use it at different homes? if
    that's what it means, it generally stays in the same place - it's a
    desktop-replacement category laptop and I don't have too much of a need to
    move it. Please expand on what you need. Thanks
     
    This is so annoying....., Dec 12, 2007
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  4. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 12, 2007
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  5. I have no idea. I'm not a big networking wiz

     
    This is so annoying....., Dec 12, 2007
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  6. Posting the result of ipconfig /all may help. Go to Start, type cmd and
    press enter. At the command prompt, type ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt.
    Post the ipconfig txt here.

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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 12, 2007
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  7. You want me to post my IP address on the internet?
     
    This is so annoying....., Dec 12, 2007
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  8. This is so annoying.....

    Guest Guest

    It won't allow people to hack you.

    Tom Lake
     
    Guest, Dec 13, 2007
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  9. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Dec 13, 2007
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  10. Good question. like i told you, i'm not a network wiz
     
    This is so annoying....., Dec 14, 2007
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