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  1. ashridge

    ashridge Thread Starter

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    hello
    my second laptop (with xp) won't connect to the new wireless network i've set up though it detects it.
    i tried using the ethernet cable and it works but of course i'd like to use the laptop anywhere in the house if possible.
    i've looked around for solutions on the net and tried ticking/unticking various boxes but havne't got anywhere..

    can anyone please help?
    i'm writing from the laptop that gets the connection

    thank you very much:)
     
  2. Abriam26

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    Does it has a password, maybe you typed the password wrong.
    Watch you Router Configuration using that ethernet cable.
    Does it show u the password.
    Maybe you have to use capital letters, or something.
     
  3. ashridge

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    i've input the correct password many times. if it were wrong, it'd tell me, right?
     
  4. ashridge

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    how do i see the router configuration and what do i have to look for?
    thanks
     
  5. Abriam26

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    Router Configuration:
    Connect ur cable to router.
    Then open for example Microsoft Internet Explorer, just a standard internet browser.
    Then type in the URL bar: your IP Adress, most times it's 192.168.1.1
    Type it like this
    http://Ur IP adress here/
    Example: http://192.168.1.1/
    It ask username+password, most times admin or leave blank=(username) and admin(password)
    Maybe on back of your router there is this password and username.
    Look at wireless settings.
    There you see you password for your router.
    Type that if you connect your router with Wifi
     
  6. pedroguy

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    The ip address of the router can also be ascertained by:
    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)



    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    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.

    The ip address of the router is the ip address of the default gateway from the above ipconfig /all cmd.
    Also you might disable all firewalls on the laptop.Windows default and any antivirus suites you have running.
    When you access the router,make sure that mac address filtering is not enabled.
    Any error msgs when you try to connect ?
     
  7. ashridge

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    hello and thank you
    as i connected the cable, i discovered that the laptop won't connect to the internet now...
    i have prob messed things up!

    can you help me still?
    it says LAN connected and there is a planet icon (internet) at the bottom of the browser page, but the message reads "Iinternet Explorer cannot display the webpage"...

    thanks
     
  8. pedroguy

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    Follow the steps in post 6 and let's see

    From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum


    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

    Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING <dns_servers>

    PING 74.125.45.100

    PING yahoo.com

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    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.
     
  9. Abriam26

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    Do CTRL+ALT+DELETE ->Task Manager.
    Go to first tab. And then then click New task button.
    Type CMD in textbox.
    Press Enter.
    Now a black thing will pop-up.
    Type in ipconfig /all
    Rightclick on black pop-uped screen.
    Select all -> press CTRL+C
    and Paste it in this forum.

    (I hope u could follow me)
     
  10. ashridge

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

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ASTRID
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Netw
    ork)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-C6-2A-DF-12

    Ethernet adapter VALSA:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI C
    ard
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-79-B3-D5

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-9E-85-B0
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
     
  11. ashridge

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    this was done with the ethernet cable plugged in, though there is still no internet wired or wireless
     
  12. Abriam26

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    plz do the same on the other computer/laptop, where it does work.
     
  13. pedroguy

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    Also might try this:

    How to Disable Internet Connection Sharing on a Windows Computer
    Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7



    1.
    Click Start.
    2.
    Click Control Panel. If your Control Panel window does not look similar to the following graphic, in the left-hand column of the window, click Switch to Classic View.
    3.
    Double-click Network Connections (the icon circled in red in the following graphic).

    controlpanel

    4.
    The following change only needs to be made if there is more than one network connection listed. For example, a typical laptop may have 3 connections as shown in the following graphic:

    network

    5.
    For each network connection, right-click the connection and click Properties.
    6.
    Click the Advanced tab and verify that the checkbox in front of Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection is NOT checked, as shown in the following graphic:

    properties

    7.
    Click OK to save the setting.
    8.
    Close the Control Panel window.

    And then this:
    To obtain dns and ip address automatically XP

    Select Start > Settings > Network Connections.
    &#8226; Double-click the Connection icon of the connection you wish to modify to open the Local Area Connection Status window.
    &#8226; Click the Properties button to open the Local Area Connection Properties window.
    &#8226; Click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    &#8226; Click the Properties button to open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.
    &#8226; TCP/IP Properties window, IP Address tab
    &#8226; Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    &#8226; Select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
    &#8226; Click OK to return to the Local Area Connection Properties window.
    &#8226; Click OK to return to the Network Connections window.
     
  14. ashridge

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

    C:\Users\astrid>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : astrid-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-6B-28-88-E5
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
    nection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-BF-79-42-AD
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c12d:aa69:78c9:1802%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : giovedì 27 gennaio 2011 18.18.18
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : venerdì 28 gennaio 2011 18.38.19
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151002303
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.nhs01.btopenzone.com
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{2CE0E740-6477-48AC-8555-0B5FDAC9D
    5EA}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:183c:2494:3f57:fe9b(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::183c:2494:3f57:fe9b%13(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{A8C49C4A-297A-4C44-BB90-0C6B9D903
    A46}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.100%26(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 18:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 19:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 20:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 21:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 23:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B974CBE5-8CB8-4E6E-8399-37E1145FE
    753}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\astrid>
     
  15. pedroguy

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    Disable ICS on the laptop.
     
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