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Discussion in 'Networking' started by snypergurl, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. snypergurl

    snypergurl Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    im not really a newbie when it comes to simple troubleshooting about internet connections, but i think im in a total mess here.. i have 3 desktops (1 macintosh OS X, and 2 with windows XP pro) and 1 DELL laptop with windows XP. i used to use a 2WIRE with a linksys access point and a tech came in and asked us to change everything. now, we have a westell versalink that is connected to the internet because its plugged using an ethernet cable. i got the laptop workiing first then the mac pc asked for a password so i disabled the wep key. now i can get online (so is the other desktop) but the laptop cannot. it says its connected but it wont surf. i checked the IP address and it gave me 169..... now i set everything back to the way it is. now only the one connected to the westell can go online coz the mac keeps on asking for a password and the laptop is messed up. im so frustrated, i really need HELP!!! :(
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Hey and welcome. :)

    I'm bumping this back up to get the others to look. As for the 169.254.x.y (thanks TerryNet ;)) that means it couldnt get an IP address from the router. Possibly couldn't see the router. Can you confirm that your laptop did connect to the wireless connection?
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Disable the encryption until you get the wireless PCs connected.

    Which PC(s) connected via ethernet? Are they accessing the internet OK?

    With the open wireless, which PCs are able to access the internet, and which cannot? For Windows PC that cannot, please post an ipconfig /all.
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