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Connecting Troubles

Discussion in 'Networking' started by computerfreak, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. computerfreak

    computerfreak Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am having difficulties accessing the internet with wireless connection. I cannot access the internet with my guest computer (windows 2000). I am using a linksys router, that can distribute a wireless connection to my d-link wireless adapter. I have gotten this connection to work before, but payed $100 for someone to do it for me. So I know it is possible. (I had to reformat my w2k because of a problem.

    Linksys Router: Wireless - G
    D-link: DWL-g520

    Anyways here is how far I am. My guest computer is getting a signal from my host computer (windows vista), and my 2 little computers in the system tray on the guest computer are working fine. There is no "x" on it or error of any sort. It says I am receiving packets and stuff, but when I click my interent browser (ie5) , it says I am offline and asks me to connect. I click connect. Then it says you are not connected to the internet. It tells me to either "work offline" or "try again".

    Much help would be appriciated because I dont want to pay again. I should need to touch anything on the host computer because it is still configured as last time to connect to my w2k.

    Thankyou

    P.S: Even know that might not be campatible it has worked before for abought a year.
     
  2. support.clpafs

    support.clpafs

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    My suggestion is checking the settings/configuration of the router your new computer may not have the wireless encryption key is assigned, or your computer is not allowed to use the device. <--Such as Wireless MAC Filtering.

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  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, I'd disable all encryption and MAC filtering on the router and get the connection to work that way. Then you can enable encryption as a separate step. The usual reason for this is mis-matched encryption keys, I suspect you don't have the key that the $100 person configured for you.
     
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