Re: Broadband connection ignored
Or you can do: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
I use it so much that I have it pinned to the first level of the start menu.
"Joe Guidera" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:BEBB4AFD-3C67-4347-87E3-6E0217789E97@microsoft.com...
> Hit the start button and type "cmd" and hit enter
> "BobC" <BobC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B95DB0FC-601E-443F-BBE0-19F01D86E505@microsoft.com...
>> Thanks. Hate to sound so unaware, but, how do I "go to a Command Prompt"?
>> "Gary VanderMolen" wrote:
>>> Right after one of those failures, go to a Command Prompt
>>> and do a "ipconfig /all". Make sure the IP address assigned
>>> to your computer is in the 192.168.x.x range instead of some
>>> 169.x.x.x number. Go here for a possible fix:
>>> Gary VanderMolen
>>> "BobC" <BobC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message newsF26052C-2C75-42BA-B32F-4EF9D2C23D02@microsoft.com...
>>> > When I turn on the computer it is connected to the internet via cable
>>> > broadband connection. Many times, though, upon trying to connect with a url,
>>> > Vista pops up and says it is offline and I'm given the option to connect.
>>> > Most of the time doing so results in another pop up saying the attempt at
>>> > connection has failed. This while I'm looking at all the modem lights on and
>>> > the on line light blinking along as usual. Sometimes, I can do something
>>> > else, like connect with the email successfully and then try the browser
>>> > again, this time successfully. I would be surprised if there is anything
>>> > actually wrong with the connection because this never ever happened when I
>>> > used XP. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks.