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Cant connect to unsecured wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kappy_cro, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. kappy_cro

    kappy_cro Thread Starter

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    My brother who lives in house above me has a wirles network, unsecured, and i can't connect to it. When i try after a while just nothing happens, says AUTOMATIC when i look on aviable networks and in the right cornet seys NOT CONNECTED of course, why it won't connect? Can anyone help me please? I have XW SP2, Intel PRO wireless 2200BG,
    ipconfig/all is

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kappy
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet
    Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-91-03-1B-C6

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-E3-B4-71-C6-3E
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


    THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    A "house above" you???

    You should tell your brother to secure his network because somebody is trying to use his bandwidth and ISPs frown upon that.
     
  3. kappy_cro

    kappy_cro Thread Starter

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    we live in the same house its in the village and no body around us have even a comp.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Since you have no wireless hardware in that IPCONFIG, exactly how are you planning on connecting wirelessly?

    You might also disable ICS on your configuration, that can't be helping.
     
  5. kappy_cro

    kappy_cro Thread Starter

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    but on college i connect without a problem and when go to willage cant connect. How do you mean i dont have hardware? and i should try to disable ICS? That will help?
     
  6. skinnywhiteboy

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    He said that because if you look at your TCP/IP settings that you posted, it does not contain a wireless card.....we can only see Ethernet. And the IP of 192.168.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and no gateway makes it look like you have ICS set up.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The other ICS clue is: IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
     
  8. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    "we live in the same house"

    That's the confirmation (that this is legal) that I was looking for. Thanks.

    To disable ICS: in Network Connections right click on whatever connection is doing the sharing - Properties - Advanced tab - uncheck 'Allow other network users to connect ...'.

    I don't understand that "Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport". Do you have some kind of bridge set up in Network Connections?

    As the others have said, we can't see any hint of wireless in your ipconfig /all so maybe your wireless switch was off or the connection is disabled. With either of those conditions I can not understand how you see any wireless network in 'available networks.'
     
  9. kappy_cro

    kappy_cro Thread Starter

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    yes, my bro is on 2 floor a i am down on the first he has internet but i dont.

    now i am at college and connected wifi an with cable. this is what i get when do ipcongig/all

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

    C:\Documents and Settings\Karlo>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kappy
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet
    Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-91-03-1B-C6
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.95
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12. listopad 2007 17:03:08
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 12. listopad 2007 17:23:08

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
    Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-9D-B8-07
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.236
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.21.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12. listopad 2007 17:06:12
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 12. listopad 2007 17:26:12
    yes before i had network bridge but now i uninstal it an i disabled ICS service thin week when go to village i'll try connect.
    Thanks for help and if you have anything else to say about this please do.
    Thank you.
     
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