So, my computer "see's" the university's network, but I can't connect through to the internet. I've tried all sorts of things: Restarting computer, Disabling/Re-enabling my Local Area Connection, Confirmed I have the correct MAC Address, etc. I've followed Microsoft's suggestions which included resetting the Local Area Connection and Resetting the IP Address, with no luck. Any other suggestions?
Typically I wouldn't ask around the internet about this sort of question, but seeing that my university's IT services are off for this week (lame, inorite), I'd figure I'd give it a go.
Thanks in advance.
Seeing that you posted this tells me you find a PC with network access so that's cool. Here's a few ideas.
On the University network, disable and re-enable your network adapter. After that, try to goto a command window and use the command --
That should release the IP from the school and get a new one.
With the new IP address, try to get to the internet. Still not working? Then go back to the command window and type:
This will list for you the IP address you were assigned and the DNS and Gateway. Try to PING your gateway. Does it work? Try to ping your DNS servers.
If you can ping everything then it's probably the IT guys at the school who are blocking you at the gateway. Will need to wait for them....
answered May 08 '12 at 00:42