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cannot connect to wireless networks

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tarq34, May 15, 2007.

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  1. tarq34

    tarq34 Thread Starter

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    i cannot connect to the available networks.
    is there a simple answer that i am missing or something more to it.
     
  2. rodeognome

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    I presume you are talking about a wireless network ?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    "is there a simple answer that i am missing"

    Don't know. But there is a lot of simple information that the rest of us lack. Whose networks? Strength of signal? Are they secured? If so, do you know the passphrase or key?

    Exactly what happens when you try to connect?

    What's the brand and model of your wireless adapter? OS and service pack level?

    What wireless utility are you using to manage the attempted connections?
     
  4. tarq34

    tarq34 Thread Starter

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    I have one secured wireless network with two laptops configured to it. One laptop sees and CONNECTS to the secured wireless netowork, while the other only sees the network but DOESN'T connect to my secured wireless network or any other for that matter. The non-connecting laptop has a functioning wireless card and has the correct pass key. I also reset the protocols to automatically find the IP address and DNS server. Hopefully, someone can help....
     
  5. Frank4d

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    Also check that the SSID and channel number are the same. Can you post ipconfig/all results for one that connects, and the one that does not?
     
  6. tarq34

    tarq34 Thread Starter

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    not sure how i would go about to get that info.
     
  7. invalidusername

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    Start-Run
    then type CMD

    then type

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right clikc in the command window
    press select all

    Post the restul

    Thiis should be for the computer that does not connect to your network
     
  8. tarq34

    tarq34 Thread Starter

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    tried this with no results coming up.
    the black screen comes uo for a sec and goes away
     
  9. invalidusername

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    On that computer that does not connect to network,

    Start-Run type CMD
    at dos command type

    ping 127.0.0.1

    What do you get?
     
  10. tarq34

    tarq34 Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LooLoo
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sc.charter.com

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mi
    ni PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-59-AC-48

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : sc.charter.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 C+ Fast Ethernet NIC

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-3F-63-4D-60
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.225.8.42
    209.225.8.43
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:00:01 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:00:01 PM
     
  11. invalidusername

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    This does not look like to be the wireless computer.

    Are you having any problem with this computer?

    Please do all the tests on the computer that does not connect.
     
  12. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Looks wireless to me, though it doesn't have a connection.

     
  13. invalidusername

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    I need to make that appointment with the eye doctor afterward!
     
  14. TerryNet

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    Make sure you have the latest driver for the wireless adapter.

    Disable encryption on the router and try to connect the problem PC. If successful, re-enable encryption and reconnect.
     
  15. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Tell him the bi-focals aren't working. :D
     
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