PLEASE HELP! blocked network adaptor

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Found 4th Jan 2011
Hi, i have a Toshiba laptop but my network adaptor has been blocked so i can't connect to the internet. i can only connect if i use a wireless network adaptor usb stick. Is there anyway i can unblock my network adaptor? Thanx in advance :-)

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have you reset it,,,,hold a little button in?

Just found this on a quick Google search.Not sure if its any use?

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Original Poster

thanx guys will try. im just fed up of having to rebuy the usb sticks, they either snap or they get lost lol

Ok curious - why/how has your network adapter been blocked? It may also help in getting round the prob.

Ok curious - why/how has your network adapter been blocked? It may also help in getting round the prob.

Original Poster

not sure if i can say on here why it was blocked lol but anyway a member of a broadband company installed the internet (at the time) for me for a 1 off payment

So you gave him say 40quid and he gave you internet for free?

Original Poster

thats exactly it, very bad of me i know. so, will changing the isp unblock my network adaptor?

Original Poster

ok thanx, will try that and let u know wot happens

If the MAC address has been blocked for anything other than illegal use, not sure that you may be able to do much about it. Otherwise speak to the ISP.
Anyway not sure if this may help but laptops usually have a network part that simply plugs into the motherboard and can be changed quite easily. You could look in your laptop manufacturer's site on how to do this (if at all possible).

Original Poster

how about reseting my laptop (toshiba L300 running vista) back to factory standards? is it possible?

Why are you reluctant to give details? Could it be you're using hacked modem to illegally obtain free internet from Virgin Media, presumably? Forgive me if I'm wrong but that's what it sounds like and if that's the case, there's probably not a whole lot you can do. If you've been blocked, Virgin are probably onto you so I'd quit while you're ahead.
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 4th Jan 2011

Original Poster

no im not using illegally, im not very comp tech so i dont really know how to word things

Do you know how/why your network adapter was blocked?
Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 4th Jan 2011

Original Poster

sorted now guys - many thanx to dcx_badass
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