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Solved: aol dialup blocking my broadband?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by danv12, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. danv12

    danv12 Thread Starter

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    i'm connecting a laptop that has dialup to a wireless network (new) with a dsl connection. The laptop is a new(ish) hp and cannot go online over the wireless network. Any suggestions? (the wired desktop works fine).
     
  2. Anthony:-P

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    Hi and Welcome to TSG!

    Ok firstly I will need you to clarify a few things for me so i don't point you in the wrong direction.

    1/ In your title, you say aol dialup blocking broadband! Do you still have the dialup installed?
    2/ Are you trying to connect via the AOL software?
    3/ What security measures do you have installed on the wireless? Stop braodcasting of SSID, Wep/Wpa key, only allow users in list (commonly called DHCP i believe)
    4/ What router do you have?

    Kind Regards
    Anthony
     
  3. TerryNet

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    In his number (3) I think Anthony means MAC address filtering. Add 3a/ is the Dhcp Server enabled?

    And, continuing his list:

    5. Have you tried connecting via ethernet?
    6. What happens when you connect wireless--detect the network? Acquiring network address? Does or does not get a network (IP) address?
     
  4. danv12

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    never mind i'm selling the laptop :)
     
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