Limited Connectivity Error

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zoombini

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Hi,

Im looking for some advice on this problem.

I have a Linksys Wireless Router (Wireless G Speedbooster) that I have set up with my main Dell PC. All the cables are correctly set up and after configuring the router (through 192.168.1.1), it connects to my Onetel broadband account.

However, I cannot connect wirelessly to another laptop. I can connect when the laptop is plugged into the router using the ethernet cable, but not without. I can see the wireless network in question, but I am getting the error message ‘limited or no connectivity’. The weird thing is that I can download windows updates, but I cannot access the internet.

I initally thought it was a problem with the WEP password I had set, but I have since taken this out of the router configuration, and i still have the same problem. I also thought it was a problem with DHCP, but the router is configured for dynamic IP addressing. I set the IP address manually, and the connection error disappeared, but I still couldn’t access the net. I wasn’t sure what gateway address to use at this point.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

JohnWill

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Are you trying to connect one laptop to another wirelessly? I'm having a bit of trouble following what the issue is here.
 

zoombini

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John,

I have a Dell desktop as the main PC.
I have the Linksys router connected to this PC.

I want to connect to a laptop wirelessly so I can use the laptop throughout the house.
At the moment I cannot connect due to the error above.

Thanks
 

JohnWill

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I'm totally confused. I can't imagine it downloading updates wirelessly, but not connecting with IE. Since you can connect properly with the cable, I can't imagine it working different with wireless.

Let's see this when you're connected wirelessly only.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

zoombini

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I can't get to the laptop at the moment, but I will post back when I can.

The download thing is weird, and it's got me wondering whether there might be adware
on the system stopping IE from opening properly. Maybe the connection is OK!

Thanks,
 

TerryNet

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"... stopping IE from opening properly."

Meaning what? That IE won't even open a window and give an error message about not finding a page or server?
 

zoombini

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A 'Server not found' message.

From looking at the net it's a well known problem with thousands of answers.
Once I get access to the laptop I'll check the IP settings
 

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
 

zoombini

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It was/still is related to the DHCP server.

I set both machines to connect manually and it works OK, once the correct settings were in place.
 
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