How to connect to the internet

Question

My computer will not connect to the internet... I have a DSL modem that seems to be functioning properly, but when I try to troubleshoot to repair the connection, I get the error message that my IP address will not renew... What has happened and what can I do to fix it?

Answer

This question was answered on November 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you have suddenly lost your Internet connection after removing spy-ware (such as NewDotNet, and Commonname) the following steps will help restore your connection This works for Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP.

1.) Download WinsockFix.zip (by: Option^Explicit)

2.) UnZip WinsockFix.zip (Pay close attention to where the file is extracted to.)

3.) Run WinsockFix.exe.

4.) Click the Fix button.

This program will clean up your TCP/IP connection and rebuild the database After the program is complete, reboot and your problems should be resolved

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Author

Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 15, 2004