Internet Gateway Problems in XPLocked
I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop with Windows XP Home edition installed on it.
It seems to me that when I unplug the ethernet cable without shutting down the computer first, the computer forgets all the internet gateway settings, or just forgets to turn on associated services.
What I CAN do is browse to my router and release and renew my IP address. Whether I start up my computer with or without the ethernet cable plugged in now, it won’t let me back out onto the internet. Other computers in the network can still easily browse the internet.
The last time this problem happened it just sorta went away after a bit, but i’d like to know what is going on and if there is any way for me to fix it. Anyone run into this type of problem before?
Deleting my network connections and reinstalling them doesn’t seem to work either.