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Networking Noob needs good setup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by flytape8490, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    Ok.

    So I just got a laptop (Vista Home Premium), and so naturally I wanted Wireless internet for it. Along comes our LinksysWRT54G.

    right now it is set up like such
    Networkingport1=Desktop Computer (XP- mediacenter)
    Wifi=WII and my sexy battery-rectangle

    with DHCP, which was default.

    Now, 2 days later, I realize that the internet isn't working. Oh yeah, DHCP... lease expiration...>_<

    So, how do I set this up so that it isn't DHCP anymore?

    I mean, obviously I just have to change the dropdown bar from DHCP to something else, but what one to pick? and where do I go from there, like, how do i assign the permanant IP addresses to the lappy, wii, and desktop (which I find it odd that a wired connection would expire, but nonetheless...)

    Anyway, my connection options are...
    Automatic (DHCP)
    Static IP
    PPOE
    PPTP
    L2TP
    Telstra Cable
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, the fact that DHCP has lease times is NOT a problem, and surely is not the issue here. Unless something is broken on one end or the other, DHCP automatically renews the lease at 1/2 the lease time as long as there's an active connection.

    Maybe we should look for the real cause?
     
  3. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    its annoying.
    I don't want to have to
    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /renew
    every 24 hours, let alone every 9999 minutes (the max, approx 6 days)

    If it isn't supposed to be that way, then we must have screwed up something somewhere.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'll try one more time. You do NOT have to do this! You're not reading the post. I never see that issue, and all my workstations are running with DHCP assigned addresses. This is NOT your issue!

    When you are disconnected, how about doing this:

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type 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.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  5. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Andrew>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Paralellogram
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : bay.chartermi.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : bay.chartermi.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-57-5D-E7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2830:68b6:3548:3595%12(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, March 25, 2008 4:45:01 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, March 26, 2008 4:45:01 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285220666
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.247.24.53
    24.247.15.53
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
    NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-EC-17-09-8D
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : bay.chartermi.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.bay.chartermi.net
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.101%15(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.247.24.53
    24.247.15.53
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e66:2091:3031:3f57:fe9a(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2091:3031:3f57:fe9a%16(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Users\Andrew>
     
  6. TerryNet

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    What connection are you talking about? Your "connection options" resemble those on a router's WAN configuration. But ipconfig is referring to a computer's connection. Are you having this lost connection problem between router and modem or between computer(s) and router?

    If one computer's lease is not being renewed and the other leases are being renewed the most likely problem is a firewall (internet security) blocking the Dhcp port.
     
  7. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    these were there before the router even existed.

    Ever since we got the cable connection.
     
  8. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    oh wait, i misread your post terry

    Uhm... maybe that's where the connection problems are coming from. I know the wii and the desktop loose the connection every 24 hours, but i'm not so sure about the lappy. The ipconfig is from the lappy's cmd prompt, not the desktops, should i get that one too?
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Does that mean the lost connection is between router and computer? If so, just one computer or all computers?

    EDIT: this was posted in reference to post #7, before I saw #8.
     
  10. flytape8490

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    no idea.

    I just know that I came home from school the past two days and my mom tells me the internet isn't working, and that ipconfig /release (renew) fixes the problem
     
  11. TerryNet

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    If all the computers (and Wii) are having their lease not renewed that points strongly to a router problem. See if there is a firmware upgrade for it. Then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.
     
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    Firmware updated, factory reset, i'll see you in 24 hrs then with an update.
     
  14. flytape8490

    flytape8490 Thread Starter

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    It works!... for now. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
  15. TerryNet

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    Please mark this 'MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA', I mean mark it 'Solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right. :)
     
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