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I swear I'm going to dropkick this computer out the door. Except not really.

Posted June 12th, 2009 at 06:35 PM by Sammi

So, my Internet isn't working that well. Long story short, I connect via Ethernet cord, and when I plug any cord in, it gives me this:


(The top is a wireless USB adapter, which is my parents', not mine.)

So, I do a few things: reset everything, try a different cord, see if other computers have this issue if plugged in, restore the computer to an earlier date... nothing worked. It was just me with Internet woes. I figure, the next step would be to back up my files and nuke the computer with a reformat.

The nuking itself was really easy. My computer has an extra harddrive which has the files for a reformat. But after that, there was the initial boot, resetting everything to what I wanted, there were programs to download... the worst part, though, was updating Windows. It was a lot to update. Must've taken two hours at least. (And the worst part is, I've had to install another four updates since.)

But right now, the most frustrating thing is the USB adapter I'm using. I've had to reinstall it three times now. Although I might not have had to do it the third time; it might've just been my USB port freaking out, because it worked when I went to another one.

Of course, the fun part? Reformatting didn't fix my Internet problem. So I'm going through all this work for nothing. >_> I guess it's a hardware issue? Shame my computer's been out of warranty for a year now. On the bright side, the rest of the computer works fine, so I can at least type what I write up at work onto the computer.

After tonight, I'll be scarce again until I can manage to get something that'll connect me to Internet that I don't have to return. Which... might be awhile. It depends on if I can find anything cheap.

You'll probably find updates on Twitter more than you'll find me here. It's easy to sneak onto during work. :)
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    Swift!'s Avatar
    I get the same thing sometimes. It's a real pain in the butt. >:[
    Posted June 12th, 2009 at 06:46 PM by Swift! Swift! is offline
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    Kaori's Avatar
    Which means you won't be on PC much? xD;;

    Well good luck with your computer problems. (;
    Posted June 12th, 2009 at 06:56 PM by Kaori Kaori is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    :/ Why not try calling your provider? When that's happened to me it's usually them and they fix it in like 2 minutes.
    Posted June 12th, 2009 at 07:40 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Ayano Katagiri's Avatar
    I've had the same problem since Monday night. No matter what I do the result is always "Unidentified Network" (but I've yet to reinstall Windows). My ISP was no help, there weren't able to fix the problem. But I was able to get back online by forcing and setting my own IP connection - which makes me think that it is a hardware problem and probably has something to do with the ethernet network card, as it no longer is able to automatically find an IP address.
    Posted June 12th, 2009 at 08:39 PM by Ayano Katagiri Ayano Katagiri is offline
 

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