Verify that your computer has an IP
address. To verify this,
follow the steps below:
Click on start
Click on run
Windows 98 and Me, type “command” in the field (for
2000 and XP, type “cmd” in the field)
black screen called the command prompt should be
list of numbers should be displayed.
numbers in the “IP ADDRESS” field are 192.168.x.x or
have a valid address.
numbers are 0.0.0.0 or 169.x.x.x, your computer has no
applications and processes will cause your computer to
become unresponsive. Shutting your computer down and
powering it back up will often resolve small problems
such as these.
If you are
connected to the Internet through a wireless router, it
is always a good idea to first test your line with a
computer that is directly connected to your router via a
cable. With the recent popularity of wireless devices,
radio interference has increasingly become a problem. A
sudden loss of connectivity can simply mean that a new
source of interference has “popped up.”
By connecting your
computer directly to your router through a cable, you
will be able to determine whether it is an internal
wireless issue, or another problem.