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Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Leaflyn, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. Leaflyn

    Leaflyn Thread Starter

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    I'm having problems connecting my PC via ethernet cord to the internet. We just got cable today and one of our PCs has a wireless card, when the other one doesn't. My computer is the basic one with the specs in my profile. It only has a dialup modem. I don't know if I have to configure something to the router or modem, but when my computer is hooked up to the router(the internet still doesn't work then) all other computers on the network won't connect to the internet.

    Any help will be appreciated!
     
  2. JKingsnorth

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    Sounds kind of like an IP thing.

    Go to start>run>cmd

    and type ipconfig


    do this on all pc's and copy it to here.

    Also what kind of router do you have?
     
  3. Leaflyn

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    I can't copy what it says... but on my computer it says media disconnected, but I think that's because I don't have the ethernet plugged into the modem, otherwise this computer I'm on would't be able to connect.
     
  4. Leaflyn

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    This is the computer that works:


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

    C:\Users\EJ>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5528:d59f:8508:64b6%9
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.199
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:cf2e:308c:30b6:1071:3f57:ff38
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::30b6:1071:3f57:ff38%8
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.199%12
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    C:\Users\EJ>
     
  5. Leaflyn

    Leaflyn Thread Starter

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    the modem is a D Link Wireless N Router
     
  6. TerryNet

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    For the problem PC connected to the router ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    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 necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  7. Leaflyn

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    Ok, I connected the problem PC to the router and copied the IPCONFIG/ALL:


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

    C:\Documents and Settings\name>IPCONFIG/ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : name
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-6A-83-AB
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255

    C:\Documents and Settings\name>
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    That's a wired network adapter. Do you have the cable plugged in?
     
  9. Leaflyn

    Leaflyn Thread Starter

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    Yes, the cable is plugged in
     
  10. Leaflyn

    Leaflyn Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure if I have to configure any connection or if my computer isn't able to connect via the ethernet cable?
     
  11. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Your computer has no wireless hardware that is recognized by Windows Networking. Also, the IP addresses of all zeros indicates you also have a problem with the wired side. Let's fix that first.

    IP addresses of all zeros are normally caused by one of the following.

    Diagnosis:

    1. DHCP Service not running.
    2. Duplicate IP address on the network.
    3. Bad NIC card drivers.
    4. Defective NIC hardware.

    Resolution:

    1. Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.
    2. Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, restart (power cycle) the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.
    3. Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.
    4. Replace the Network Interface Card.
     
  12. Leaflyn

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    My computer doesn't have wireless, that's why we're trying to hook up the ethernet(the computer has 10/100) to the router to get internet, but it won't seem to work. It keeps saying limited or no connectivity and it's not getting a response. I'm thinking that I might have to buy a new Network Interface Card, but i'm not sure if my computer can even handle cable since it's just a basic PC. I'm not sure if the basicness of it matters... any comments or suggestions?
     
  13. TerryNet

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    "any comments or suggestions?"

    See post #11. When doing resolution 2 I suggest booting your problem PC first, and see what happens before bringing the other devices online one at a time.
     
  14. Dezaras

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    the "basicness" of the pc will not affect connectivity much, maybe speed, but you should still get something if the hardware is not working properly, the suggestions in post 11 are still the best place to start, notice that the last suggestion there matches your hunch "get a new network card" but its worth trying the other things first.
     
  15. Leaflyn

    Leaflyn Thread Starter

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    I checked #1 and it's started and on automatic. Then I tried #2 and it still wouldn't work. I don't know how to do #3, so maybe i'll try #4.. unless I just get a new computer. haha
     
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