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Connecting to linksys network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lisaa7002, Jun 3, 2009.

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  1. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Can I connect to linksys wireless g network with a Dell true mobile 1300 WLAN mini pci card? It says it's picking up signal, and connected but wont acquire a network address. I have entered the network key & it seems to have accepted it.
    Thanks for any help you can give me! Lisa
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Apparently you are not able to now. But we can probably help you. :)

    Can you successfully connect this computer to the router by ethernet?

    Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

    If unsuccessful please show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Disabled the mac filtering, but couldn't find the other item. Still just searching for the network addy.

    Thanks again, Lisa


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

    C:\Documents and Settings\User1>IPCONFIG/ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hp-ccv24snmry6s
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    #3
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-9F-85-5C

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 11:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI C
    ard #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-01-C8-C4
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

    C:\Documents and Settings\User1>
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Whoops. We've got other problems ...

    (from a JohnWill post)

    IP addresses of 0.0.0.0 are normally caused by one of the following.

    Diagnosis:
    1. DHCP Service not running.
    2. Duplicate IP address on the network.
    3. Bad NIC card drivers.
    4. Defective NIC hardware.

    Resolution:
    1. Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.
    2. Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, reboot the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.
    3. Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.
    4. Replace the Network Interface Card.
     
  5. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    Just to clarify, the info was supposed to come from laptop-- Now that I think about it it was probably supposed to come from computer with router? The info I sent was from the laptop I was trying to connect. The main computer with the router is successfully connected to a second desktop computer & the laptop is just a third system.
    The main computer is at my parent's house, and I will be out there later today after work. & will get you any info you need then! Thanks for your help! Lisa
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Actually, we normally want to see the information from the failing computer, since looking at good information doesn't give us a clue as to what's failing. :)
     
  7. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Well, imagine that I was right the first time ;) Will do what was suggested when I get out there! WIll let you know how it goes
    Thanks again lisa
     
  8. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Pluged into ethernet card from router & works fine, DCHP was started & automatic. PCI is in computer, not sure where to get at it. there is a "m" which I assume is the memory access, and a "c"- for card? Have some work I need to do for a bit, will check after I hear from you. Thanks
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Not sure I understand. The ethernet is working fine, but you still get IP 0.0.0.0 on the wireless?

    If so, have you looked into

    yet?
     
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