Please excuse me if this has been posted, I tried looking around but failed to find anything similar to what am looking for.
I have a non-admin laptop provided by my employer and am having trouble connecting to the Internet at home. At work, I connect either via Wired/Wireless Ethernet and things work fine. I can access the corporate shared drives and the Internet. I come home from work and connect to my home wireless Internet connection.
Sometimes, I get connected right away by which I mean, I get assigned an IP address by the router. After a minute or two, while I am browsing, I lose access to the Internet but not with the router. Then I can either wait doing nothing and access to the Internet is restored for a few min again.
Sometimes, I don't get connected at all. I get the "Limited Connectivity Error" with the following IP address details.
Physical Address XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX IP Address 169.254.34.27 Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0 Default Gateway DNS Server WINS Server
I then wait for 10-15 minutes, and the network connection details' window changes to
Physical Address XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX IP Address 192.168.1.8 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway DHCP Server 192.168.1.1 Lease Obtained 9/6/2010 5:39:01 AM Lease Expires 9/7/2010 5:39:01 AM DNS Server 192.168.1.1 WINS Server
I then have access to the Internet for a while, before it breaks while the connection to the router stays put.
Now, here comes the real kicker. As soon as I have the brief window of access to the Internet, if I connect to my work VPN using a CISCO-VPN client, the Internet access doesn't break at all for hours at stretch.
However, the IP address doesn't change to the work norm, which is usually something like 169.254.XX.XX. It sticks to 192.168.1.8, which was assigned by my router.
I am at the end of my wits trying to let my Internet access stay alive when not on VPN. Can anyone please share some ideas?