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PC cannot access internet but says connected

Discussion in 'Networking' started by darthmuppet, Oct 29, 2008.

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  1. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    My PC will intermittently connect wirelessly to the Internet. Sometimes for hours, sometimes not at all.

    I have a dlink 2740-b router and using the USB RangeBooster pluin receiver for wireless. ( I've already swapped the router for a new one, same problem )

    The tray Icon for the WZM says CONNECTED, 300Mbs, Signal Excellent. I cannot though, connect to the router wirelessly on 192.168.1.1

    I have a green Internet light on the front of the router as well as a green DSL.

    Sometimes the Internet connection light goes out and I have to reset the router. This has just happened so I thought I would try something.

    I switched on my laptop, tried to connect to the same router wirelessly and it connected fine.

    Tried again on the PC and although it says it is connected, there is nothing. Everytime I try and access a page on the net it says " Page cannot be found"

    Any ideas?
     
  2. TonesStar

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    Have you set up the gateway ip address as the routers IP address? Dont forget to setup up the dns servers as your ISPs first, the gateway router second.

    It may seem to be a silly thing, but run the internet connection wizard, also check to see if you have ip address set to be assigned by DHCP rather than hardcoding (it can save time for you)
     
  3. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    No change:

    heres my IPCONFIG

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : r2-d2
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-7E-63-F9
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 October 2008 09:37:00
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 October 2008 09:37:00
     
  4. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    Have now connected via Ethernet, all fine. Just wireless seems to be the problem.

    Have deleted, uninstalled, reinstalled, repaired XP.

    Still the same
     
  5. JohnWill

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    You have no wireless hardware that is recognized by networking in that post.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.

    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
     
  6. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    The network Adapters showing are:

    D-Link DWA-140 Rangebooster N USB Adapter

    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #2


    Both are green and reporting functioning correctly.

    The only warning triangle I have is on OTHER DEVICES:

    Multimedia Video Controller
     
  7. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    Bump....
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    In that case, recheck your IPCONFIG /ALL output and make sure you're pasting ALL of it, because the wireless adapter isn't showing up.

    Another thing, open the Network Connections folder and take a screen shot of what it contains.


    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to TSG, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
     
  9. darthmuppet

    darthmuppet Thread Starter

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    Decided after 3 days of farting about to just backup the important stuff and Delete the partition, reformat and reload.

    Problem hasnt reoccurred...yet..

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  10. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, that's another way to go. :D


    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the first page of the thread in the upper left corner.© :)
     
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