Trouble Getting Wireless Internet Connection

  schmollies 19:36 11 Feb 13

Hi, More often than not, when I turn on my computer it does not connect automatically. I open the troubleshooter & it may solve the problem but most times get a message "wired network connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I keep trying via the troubleshooter & eventually will connect (tonight it took about 25 minutes!)

Any ideas to resolve? A faulty BT line, faulty router (I do restart the router but does not help). Thanks Ray

  Nontek 19:40 11 Feb 13

Have you asked BT to check your line? It does not cost anything.

  schmollies 19:45 11 Feb 13

Hi Nontek, Will do.

  schmollies 19:45 11 Feb 13

Hi Nontek, Will do.

  xox101 19:47 11 Feb 13

Is your PC set to a static address? Are there any other devices using your router that are set to static ip's?

Flush the DNS cache on your PC. Open a command prompt preferably from the Programs menu, right click and select "Run as Admin" and type

"ipconfig /flushdns" without the quotes.

Open Network Connections/Network and Sharing Center and then Adapter settings and check the IP settings for your ethernet card.

As a last resort set the router back to factory settings but make sure you have all the relevant information (username/password etc) before doing so.

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