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Limited Connectivity with strong wireless signal

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  1. Chandler21

    Chandler21 Thread Starter

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    I am getting a strong wireless signal, but see Limted or no Connectivity from my network. How do I get connected? I am using an older Dell Inspiron machine to try to connect to a network that my newer laptop can successfully connect to?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What is the brand and model of your router? What encryption are you using?

    Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect. If unsuccessful please show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 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. Chandler21

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    The MAC filter is disabled. The encryption is WEP (I'm not sure how to disable that) with 64 bit.

    When I capture the IP information this is what I have:

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description............................ : NETGEAR RangeMax (TM) Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WPN111
    Physical Address.................... : 00-22-3F-99-49-9B
    Dhcp Enabled ....................... : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled ...... : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address .. : 169.254.113.105
    Subnet Mask ....................... : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway .................. :
     
  4. Chandler21

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    Sorry, I forgot...the Router is a Linksys WRTU54G
     
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    Probably the setting is called Encryption mode or Security mode and one of the choices should be 'off' or 'none' or 'disabled.' If you are using an ascii passcode instead of a HEX key be aware that not all devices translate the passcode the same way.
     
  6. Chandler21

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    I disabled all security, creating an open network, and still the same issue....the signal is excellent, it connects, but then says "limited or no connectivity." Any other suggestions?
     
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    Make sure you have the latest driver from Netgear's web site.

    If this is Windows XP what wireless utility (XP's WZC? Netgear's? Computer manufacturer's?) are you using and are you sure not other one is running?
     
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