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Connecting to a Wirless Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Diamond56, Oct 12, 2009.

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  1. Diamond56

    Diamond56 Thread Starter

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    My Toshiba laptop was able to connect to wireless routers in the past and now it is unable to connect to any wireless routers. I have Belkin Router and my laptop informs me that the connectivity is limited, likewise at my girlfriend's house and when I try to open the web browser i get an "address not found" message.
    I was able to connect to both of these wireless connections in the past without any problems and now I can't.

    Please help.:(
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

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    can you look in device manager
    on XP
    Start
    control panel
    system
    hardware tab
    device manager

    whats listed under netwrok adapters
    any ! ? or X
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    Theres also a switch for toshiba laptops wireless at the front - is this on
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    check the firewall is not bloking, easiest is to switch it off
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    post an ipconfig /all - as you cannot connect - you may have to use 2nd method and copy the file to the PC that works on internet - u

    ipconfig /all

    TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

    ONE ---------------------------------
    start
    run
    cmd
    ipconfig /all

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    TWO -----------------------------------------------

    Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

    IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

    Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
     
  3. Diamond56

    Diamond56 Thread Starter

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    I have Vista and after following your footsteps this is what I have under device manger:

    Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter
    Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    The switch on the front is on for wireless
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    How would I turn off the firewall?
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    I follow the ipconfig/all...this is what i got

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Harold>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BlingBling
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-9E-00-16-6C
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9d2f:b837:7ca7:d14c%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.119(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 12, 2009 9:47:17 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, October 19, 2009 9:47:14 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Etherne
    t NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-F6-63-D5
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{11806CD2-111F-477D-AFB5-0FAB3FC3B
    C84}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    I took my laptop to work and I was able to get on the internet..not sure if i can at home yet but I will try....please let me know if anything looks out of sorts.

    Thanks
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You're connected to a network, how about expanding that to do some pings.


    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

    Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING <dns_servers>

    PING 74.125.45.100

    PING yahoo.com

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. Diamond56

    Diamond56 Thread Starter

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    John,
    I will be trying to connect to my router at home in a few hours anything I need to know other than just plugging in?

    I followed your steps and

    This is what I got;
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Harold>PING 192.168.1.119

    Pinging 192.168.1.119 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.119: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.119: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.119: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.119: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.119:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Users\Harold>PING 192.168.1.2

    Pinging 192.168.1.2 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 8ms, Average = 3ms

    C:\Users\Harold>PING 192.168.1.2

    Pinging 192.168.1.2 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 2ms, Average = 1ms

    C:\Users\Harold>PING 74.125.45.100

    Pinging 74.125.45.100 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 74.125.45.100: bytes=32 time=101ms TTL=53
    Reply from 74.125.45.100: bytes=32 time=102ms TTL=53
    Reply from 74.125.45.100: bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=53
    Reply from 74.125.45.100: bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=53

    Ping statistics for 74.125.45.100:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 85ms, Maximum = 102ms, Average = 94ms

    C:\Users\Harold>PING yahoo.com

    Pinging yahoo.com [209.191.93.53] with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 209.191.93.53: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=54
    Reply from 209.191.93.53: bytes=32 time=59ms TTL=54
    Reply from 209.191.93.53: bytes=32 time=61ms TTL=54
    Reply from 209.191.93.53: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=54

    Ping statistics for 209.191.93.53:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 59ms, Maximum = 65ms, Average = 61ms
    -------------------------------------------------------------
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You have a good connection, what's the issue?
     
  7. Diamond56

    Diamond56 Thread Starter

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    I have a Belkin Router and my Network and sharing center report that everything is working fine and i have internet connections (wired and wireless) I can open up a web browser too.

    Now as soon as I unplug all the connections are lost.

    Secondly other laptops cannot see the wireless connection on their devices.

    I'm not sure what is wrong.

    Please help
     
  8. Dezaras

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    since wireless is your issue, we really need you to do all the tests while you are wireless, only plug in and get online to come here and post the results
     
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