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19-Oct-2007, 11:08 AM #1
it say connected but am not connected
Hi,

I have three hot public spots near my home that I can connect to. My setup is different because I am using a antenna connected to a usb lan drive and pick up great signals. I can receive and send packets in windows according to status-properties and it stated I am connected but all of a sudden after six months, any of the three spots aren't working to go on line. I am getting 3 or 4 bars so the signal is strong but something universal to all three spots isn't working.

How can I trouble shoot this problem because if I use dial-up, I can go on CIS and Firefox but not wirelessly.

Something weird is common to all connections that aren't really connected but it states it is connected.

Thanks

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19-Oct-2007, 11:30 AM #2
The Hot spots my have enabled security,where you've to have a subscription in order to get the network key or something to that effect.Could just be a temporary problem in the neighborhood.I would go to the shops and see what I can find out.
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19-Oct-2007, 12:56 PM #3
Sometimes hot spots don't equate to free.
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19-Oct-2007, 02:10 PM #4
TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
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20-Oct-2007, 07:23 PM #5
connected but not connected
Thanks. Reset my tcp/ip and all is ok.
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