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Common Networking Errors and their Solutions

Hub Redirect Error

Clear Browser Cache:
  • Firefox:
    • Tools > Clear Recent History > Make sure Cache is checked > Clear Now
  • Internet Explorer:
    • Tools > Internet Options > Delete > Delete All
  • Safari:
    • History > Clear History

No Network Connection

  1. Ensure that the computer is plugged into an ethernet port.
  2. Right click the network icon in the bottom right corner, near the clock. Click Repair.
  3. Perform an ipconfig release/renew in the Command Prompt. (Remember in Vista to Run as an Administrator):                    Type ipconfig /release, hit Enter. Then type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.
  4. Check Network Connections by right-clicking the Network icon near the clock.
  5. Check for VPN and Dial-Up Settings - in Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Connections. Make sure Never Dial a Connection is checked.
  6. While in the Connections menu, click LAN Settings. Check Automatically Detect Settings.
  7. After steps 3 through 6, repeat the ipconfig release/renew to see if the problem has been resolved.

No Wireless Connection 

  1. Ensure that the wireless switch, if one is present, is turned on. This is often found on the front or one of the sides of the computer. The wireless may also be activated/deactivated by pressing the Fn (Function) key and another key.
  2. Perform an ipconfig release/renew.