Error related to network connection

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I have been using Windows XP since long.

Recently, I encountered a problem while attempting to make network connections on a computer.  The error displayed the message, "Limited or no connectivity: The connection has limited or no connectivity.

You might be unable to access the Internet or some network resources".

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Answered By 0 points N/A #79851

Error related to network connection



It might be caused by technical problems or configuration problems.

Also it can mean that your computer is connected to the network but it does not have an IP address.

So, what need to be done and how can this problem be resolved:

1. First make sure, that all cables are plugged in and if they are not damaged.

2. If it is ok and if it did not help to resolve the problem, then go to Start, Run and type in "cmd"

3. Once you are in there, type in "ipconfig /release" and then type in "ipconfig /renew".

4. Wait for one minute and if it is not working, there might be a problem with your DHCP. Maybe it is not working, how it should.

5. Find your router, turn it off and turn it on again. Leave it for at least 3 minutes to make sure that it is completely booted up and ready to go.

6. Reboot your computer, try again to switch on internet.

If it is still not working, call your technical support.

Thank you,


Answered By 0 points N/A #79852

Error related to network connection


If you are using windows XP then first thing I want to tell you is that you will not be able to connect more than 10 computers at a time. But the message you are facing is a network error and it is because you might not use the right way to share your connection over the network in this case you can recheck all of your settings related to network.

The one special thing to check here is your computer IP address the IP address describes the way your computer will connect to the network if you are adding a new PC to the network then you must have to assign a new IP for that computer or it will assign an automatically a IP can cause a IP conflict which can be the problem in your case. Please check all of your network settings and check for the connection type if you are using a router to connect through network see router settings and if you are using a LAN then you can see that settings.

Also see for any recent changes you make to your networks and try to recover it. I hope it will help you a lot.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79853

Error related to network connection


Hi Stefen!

Let me know your network setup.

 How many computers do you have on your network. How many computers are already working? What ISP are you subscribed to?

Are you using a router? Switch?

Or are you just directly connecting to the modem?

Most of the time this problem is associated with the IP address of your computer.  One way to check the IP address of your computer is,

  • Click on start and then hit control panel.
  • Click on Network and Internet Connections and then click on Network Connections.
  • Right click on the connection that is saying limited or no connectivity, and hit on status.
  • Click on the Support tab and right there you can see the connection status: the address type, IP address, subnet mask and default gateway.  When you click on details you will also see the DNS servers.

If the address type is assigned by DHCP, it means that the network you are connecting to is automatically assigning an IP address to your computer.   So if the IP address is or somewhat like 169.x.x.x, this means that you are not obtaining the right IP address from the network.  A valid IP address would be like

If you're connecting wirelessly please make sure that your wireless computer meets the wireless settings (SSID, wireless security, wireless security key) of the wireless network you are connecting to.   If these settings does not match then that is the reason why your computer is displaying that message.

And if you are connecting via hard wired connection, try to check if your computer is properly connected to the modem. Please check the LED lights.  If the lights are lit and you get the same problem, do a powercycle. You can do this by, turning off your computer first, then the modem. Then turn on first the modem, if the led lights are lit and they become stable turn your PC on.

Then check the connection status.  

If the same problem is encountered, please contact your Internet Service Provider.  It might be that your ISP is on maintenance or they maybe encountering some technical problems.

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