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Solved: Cannot browse the internet wired when connected to a separate WiFi

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Dmoney3788, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. Dmoney3788

    Dmoney3788 Thread Starter

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    Alright, so this is my dilemma. I am connected to the internet through a wired connection. I am also setting up a wireless printing network. Here is the problem, whenever I connect to the wireless router so that I can share my printer, I cannot browse on the internet. The vista network logo on the toolbar also loses the "earth" in the symbol, but yet says that I am connected to local and internet.

    Now what really confuses me is that I can still use AIM, but yet both firefox and IE does not connect to the internet. As soon as I disconnect from the Wireless network, my internet comes right back. I have searched for hours on this and could not find much other than changing my metric setting, which also didn't change anything. I believe it is a vista setting, because others with the same basic setup, except for the fact that they have XP, can still connect to the WiFi and browse the internet through the LAN.

    Here is a link to a screenshot of my computer specs: http://img378.imageshack.us/my.php?image=specsht8.jpg

    And here are my IPCONFIG results when connected to both Wired and Wireless:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\schmiddj>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : schmiddj-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-86-3C-32-D8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5C-06-CB-F5
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::84b3:c6f0:24ca:0%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Mittwoch, 5. November 2008 14:13:38
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sonntag, 13. Dezember 2144 02:29:50
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-29-7C-A7-62
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d9ac:1125:4b9e:7783%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.30.123.1(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.30.94.20
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.30.94.20
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:d5c7:a2ca:2088:28df:3f57:fdfc(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2088:28df:3f57:fdfc%17(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    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.{DDD53A16-AABE-4164-BD53-4C1F2C760
    AC1}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    C:\Users\schmiddj>

    Any help is much appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    The direct solution to your problem is to assign a static IP address (make sure it is outside the wireless router Dhcp server's address range) and mask, leaving the Gateway and DNS blank.

    Windows XP defaults to the wired connection when multiple Gateways are specified, which may explain why the other PCs do not have the same problem.

    There is a reason why you need to use two different networks?
     
  3. Dmoney3788

    Dmoney3788 Thread Starter

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    Thanks! Completely works. Well the answer is kind of a long story, but long stories short, not everyone who wants to use my network printer is on my wired LAN network.
     
  4. Dmoney3788

    Dmoney3788 Thread Starter

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    After I set my IP outside of the DHCP, I could connect to the internet but no one could connect to my print server. I then set my static IP to the same as the router-assigned IP and it worked. I could be on the internet and people could see my print server.
     
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