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Solved: Limited or no connectivity to Home WIFI

Discussion in 'Networking' started by salisbm3, Jun 9, 2007.

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  1. salisbm3

    salisbm3 Thread Starter

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    I'mtrying to connect my sons desktop to our exisiting home wireless and the network is not assigning a network address so I am unable to connect to the internet. Can you help?

    THis is a new computer I have built and this is the final piece I am trying to setup. New install of WIn XP Pro. I have two other PCs in the house that currently use wifi with no problems; a laptop and my own desktop, both pcs are using the same Linksys network cards and connecting to a linksys router. Cable modem hookup is through comcast.

    Thanks
     
  2. kama64

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    Post this information on the system that is trying to connect wirelessly

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    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.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Please supply the following info.

    Make/model of the broadband modem.
    Make/model of the router (if any).
    Connection type, wired, wireless.
    Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
    Make/model of your computer.
    Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.
     
  4. salisbm3

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    Here is the Ipconfig /All stats:

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4D-63-C0-67

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-39-1A-BE-9D
    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\Matt>
     
  5. salisbm3

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    Here is the rest of the information requested:

    Make/model of cable modem: Scientific Atlanta DPC2100R2
    Make/model or router: Linksys WRT54G
    Wireless connection
    Make/model of wireless adapter: Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter
    Make/model of compuer: Self built AMD 64
    Using Windows XP SP2
     
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  7. salisbm3

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    I tried everything I could from the video and the settings were correct. It still cannot acquire a network address.

    Should I turn off all other PCs in my house that are working correctly therefore leaving the one in question the only one on?
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Check in Device Manager to make sure you have no driver issues.

    If the router has been running non-stop for a long while, power-cycling it would be a good idea.
     
  9. JohnWill

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    First step, does this computer connect properly using a cable to the router?

    The indication seems to suggest you have a problem with the hardware, drivers, or a duplicate IP address on the network. Do you see any errors in Device Manager for this wireless adapter?
     
  10. salisbm3

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    Just checked device manager and no errors reported for the wireless adapter.
    Have not tried to connect with a wire since the router is on the main floor and the PC is in my son's bedroom on the second floor. I don't have a cable long enough to reach.

    I currently have a desktop (basement) and laptop (what I'm using) up and running with no problems. Should I power both of them down and try again?
     
  11. JohnWill

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    I'd seriously consider packing the computer down and testing it with a wire. Also, here's a stack repair that you can try to see if something is simply mis-configured.

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
     
  12. salisbm3

    salisbm3 Thread Starter

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    Completed the TCP/IP stack repair options with no change. Will attempt to connect with a wire.
     
  13. salisbm3

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    Ok I completed the wired setup and was able to connect to the internet. I was able to activate Win XP, update my McAfee and download all win updates.

    Still no wireless connectivity.
     
  14. rodeognome

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    Go to Control Panel > Network Connections>

    select your wireless card connection

    then select properties - make sure TCP / IP is listed
     
  15. salisbm3

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    Yea already checked this and it is listed and checked.
     
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