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milesy_boy

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Hi there, I have a Dell 6000 laptop and a Dell 2350 wireless router, after moving house and isp i'm having wireless probs!! When i connect through modem via usb no probs at all, but when i go wireless, i keep getting DNS errors????

The router and the computer seem 2b connecting ok, when i check the ipconfig with the usb connection i get a completely different set of figures from the wireless ipconfig??

The wireless ipconfig is the usual 192.168.2.1
tried DNSflush etc, just seems that I'm so close but so far, I have a bit of an idea about settings but I'm a bit beat here peeps, i cannot get on the internet via wireless???

Any help would be appreciated

TIA,

Miles
 

TerryNet

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Do you power cycle the modem when switching from USB to ethernet? Is the router getting a connection to and communicating with your ISP?
 

milesy_boy

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The router doesn't seem to be getting through to my ISP, not sure what u mean about the power cycle thing, excuse my ignorance, but i reboot the laptop,modem and router when I change from USB to wireless.
 

TerryNet

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Power cycle simply means to unplug or turn off for a few seconds and then plug in or turn on.

For most people that seems to be all it takes.

Can you successfully connect a PC by ethernet to the modem?

A few ISPs keep track of the MAC address of the device connected to the modem. If that is true for your ISP then you need to clone your router's WAN MAC address to the MAC address used for the PC when it connects via USB.

With my cable ISP when I switch my modem from USB to ethernet or back I have to register as if I am changing modems. Maybe your ISP requires the same.
 
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