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Sending, but not recieving 'packets'

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  1. Pipni

    Pipni Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've just set up a wireless network (internet sharing, not files) with a Netgear router. It works brilliantly with my wireless laptop, but I am having trouble with my desktop PC. I bought a Netgear wireless USB adaptor, installed the drivers and it says it's woking fine with a 'Very Good' signal. But i'm not recieving the internet. When I look at the connection's properties, it's 'Sending' packets, but not reciveing any. I've re-installed the device and still no hope. Can anybody tell me how to sort this out? If it helps, I'm running Windows XP on both systems

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Have you disabled encryption on the router to see if that's the issue?
     
  3. Pipni

    Pipni Thread Starter

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    Yes, I've tried it on, off and tried all the encryptions, but it still won't recive the 'packet's' even though it has a good signal :(
     
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    3rd party firewall blocking LAN access?

    MAC Address filtering on the router?
     
  5. Pipni

    Pipni Thread Starter

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    I don't have any 3rd party firewalls (yet, planning on getting zone alarm, and i know how fussy it is!)

    Sorry, could you explain? I know my way around computers usually, its just networking's new to me :confused:
     
  6. TerryNet

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    I mean, did you enable MAC Address filtering on the router when you configured it? Since you are unfamiliar with the phrase I assume that you did not, but you could double check it by logging in to your router.

    Have you tried connecting the desktop via ethernet? Tried using the USB adapter on the laptop?
     
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