Question : I cannot cannot seem to get an internet
connection on my laptop. The
network connection icon in the system
tray states either 100Mbps or 1Gbps but I
know this is not the true connection speed.
Anyway, I cannot log-on to MSN Messenger
neither can I host any online games. When
I tested the same setup back on my PC, the internet works fine but it just would not
want to work on my laptop. What should I do
to make things better?
We assume the internet
connection is broadband based
and that you have connected the
DSL modem directly to the laptop. Have you
entered the DNS addresses into the network
adapter's properties page? Without a DNS
server, the internet connection cannot
retrieve any data as it has no idea where to
route the packets to. Kindly refer to your ISP
to obtain the DNS server IP addresses.
Alternatively, look it up in your desktop's
network adapter settings. Open the Network
Connections window and look for the Local
Area Connection icon. Bring up the Properties
page and double click on the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) entry. Copy down the
numbers listed under the DNS addresses.