Limited or no connectivity with sp3

my3suns - Updated on Oct 1, 2017 at 05:15 PM
 1 - Sep 19, 2017 at 12:38 AM
Hello, My problems started almost a week ago with a virus. Once I got that fixed I saw that I had some updates that needed to be installed and so installed them. It was sp3 and since then I cannot connect to the internet. I have spent hours trying to fix it with help from Microsucks, HP and my ISP. All of them say it is the other one's fault. I have updated drivers with HP and attempted to uninstall sp3. I don't think it installed correctly cause I can't get a remove box in add remove programs and all other methods have failed for some reason or another. MY system restore was wiped from the virus and I don't have my restore disks. I have looked on here for other ideas and tried the DNS trick to change my DNS address, but still cannot connect. HELP ME SOMEONE PLEASE!!!!

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Well, ever since xp came out ppl seemed to have (at some point) problems with "Local Area Connection" connectivity - proven fact !

Bunch of my friends went thru the hassle including myself, nothing helped... So called "Expert" advices didn't help, driver update wasn't worth shit... Eventually you would have to do a "system restore" and get the default settings back up (if you were lucky) losing all your customized ones you have spent hours on... oh well

Most ppl would just reinstall the entire system because they just got fed up with everything in order to get 'er done.

Well, I'm a stubborn person and once upon time I went "toe to toe" with my pc investigating why the hell my own connection wouldn't work on my own computer but it works like a charm on my next door neighbors laptop and came to the conclusion that its all about SETTINGS.

And here is the ONLY ingenious resolution that worked 100% of the time regardless of the type or company that made your "Network Adapter":

In your device manager doubleclick on your specific "Network Adapter" whatever the name and description of it might be and go to the setting "Speed & Duplex", then change the default setting which is "Auto-Negotiation" or 100Mbps to >>10Mbps<< !!! That's it, you're good to go !

Now you might say: "well, I don't want to slow down my connection just to get it to work" - you're NOT, trust me !!!

Shaw High-Speed Lite lets you download up to 256Kbps ! Even if you subscribe to shaw high speed for example, their speed is 7,5Mbps so, you don't necessarily NEED the 100Mbps setting for your Network Adapter in order to exhaust the full potential of your hardware...

Don't ask why or how, that's just the way it is. I'm not a geek nor a computer tech, just an average joe who went to hell and back learning something thru the experience...

Oct 16, 2009 at 04:41 AM
@DamCo: I have the same problem and your solution works perfectly! Thank you!
I agree. It worked immediately! I have searched & searched & searched trying to fix this stupid message and this was so simple. thanks a million!
Awesome xD worked perfectly xD
This is the best answer after 2 hours of search. It works straight away. Thank you thank you
Step-by-step Procedure
1 .Right Click My Computer then click manage
2. Computer Management Window will pop-up
3. Click on Device Manager, details will appear on right side window
4. Double click on your Network Adapter and double click your NIC card,
5. A new window will pop-up, go to Advance tab.
6. Select the Link Speed & Duplex or Speed & Duplex then value is 100MBps FULL

hope it help.
igoth60 Posts 11 Registration date Tuesday March 10, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 3, 2009 7
May 4, 2009 at 04:28 AM
if your system restore has been wiped off by the virus,
then I will advise you to either reinstall windows or try to repair it using the Windows Installation CD.
if you don't have it, purchase a genuine copy from a Microsoft authorized dealer.
check if you need to install new network drivers for the SP3.