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Windows 7: Work computer —> Home Computer

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Work computer —> Home Computer

My company replaced their computers about a year ago, and my boss gave me one of the old towers to take home and use as my own home computer.
I pulled the plugs on my old dinosaur computer, and hooked this one up. I have no need to access the work network... but the “new” computer will not connect to the internet using my current wired router.
Ideas? I feel like somehow the work network is blocking the connection?
(I have another computer hard wired to the same router and it works fine!)


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Steph404,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steph404 View Post
My company replaced their computers about a year ago, and my boss gave me one of the old towers to take home and use as my own home computer.
I pulled the plugs on my old dinosaur computer, and hooked this one up. I have no need to access the work network... but the “new” computer will not connect to the internet using my current wired router.
Ideas? I feel like somehow the work network is blocking the connection?
(I have another computer hard wired to the same router and it works fine!)
I think you will find that there are proxy settings for the company network which you don't need!

Click Start => Control Panel => Network and Internet => Internet Options => click on the Connections tab => click LAN settings => UNCHECK Use a proxy server for your LAN => click OK => click OK.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply!
I’m searching the proxy settings- but haven’t found anything ... the computer says I am connected to the internet- and I can see the other home computer... but nothing loads!
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Steph404,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steph404 View Post
I have no need to access the work network... but the “new” computer will not connect to the Internet using my current wired router.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steph404 View Post
The computer says I am connected to the Internet - and I can see the other home computer... but nothing loads!
What are you trying to load?
Are all the permissions set correctly?
We will need more information in order to be able to help you!
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Just getting online - just loading google, gmail... the connection is apparently there... but I get “This site can’t be reached.”
DNS Address could not be found

I’m so lost!
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

PS - in the lan settings you described above… Proxy server is already unchecked
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Set dns to 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 then open a cmd prompt type


ipconfig /all


tracert 194.119.131.66


post both results
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I can’t figure out how to send you a screenshot. I did get a DNS resolution error though.

Did the cmd prompt - received message —-windows could not automatically detect this networks proxy settings
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You ran these from cmd prompt
ipconfig /all


tracert 194.119.131.66


post both results



Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/dl/65/

Checkmark following boxes:

Flush DNS
Reset FF proxy Settings
Reset Ie Proxy Settings
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Devices (problems only)
Click Go and post the result.
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Steph404

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Samuria, Thank you so much for your help -I am using support through my phone – and apparently can’t send you a screenshot… I also cannot download mini toolbox – because I cannot open a webpage on my computer.
I do appreciate your patience with me though! I will continue to try
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