Fixing internet connection problems – Part I

Image representing Firefox as depicted in Crun...

Image via CrunchBase

Sometimes you may be unable to access a particular website when you try to access the website by typing the website name or IP address in the address box of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or any other internet browser. Generally the message displayed in the browser is either “Server not found” or “Page cannot be displayed”.
This problem may arise due to connection setting of your desktop/laptop or hardware malfunction or unavailability of the website itself.

Troubleshooting steps:
1. Right click on My Network Places and select properties. My Network Places could be found in My Computer and Windows Explorer. My Computer and Windows Explorer could be reached via Start menu or via Desktop.
Start menu-> My Network Places.
Start menu->Accessories->Windows Explorer->My Network Places.
Desktop->My Computer->My Network Places.

2.  Once the property of My Network Places is selected, Local Area Connection will be displayed in the window with its status. Depending on the network condition the status could reflect any of the following states – ‘Connected’, ‘not connected’, ‘Disabled’, ‘enabled’, and ‘Network Cable Unplugged’ etc.

3. If the status displays ‘not connected’ or ‘Network Cable Unplugged’, ensure that the network cable is properly connected. If it is not properly connected, remove the cable and then properly insert the jack of one side of the cable into the connector on the PC and the jack of the other side into the network hub. Once connected properly, the status of Local Area Connection will be shown as Connected.

4. If the status of Local Area Connection is shown as ‘Disabled’ the right click on My Network Places and select properties. Local Area Connection will be displayed. Right click on Local Area Connection and select Enable. Once it is done the status of Local Area Connection will be shown as Enabled.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave a Reply

Wordpress website enhanced by true google 404