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Solved: sony vaio IS GONNA BE SMASHED! wireless connection problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by radburn0810, Sep 4, 2010.

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  1. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    hey

    to all that can help with any ideas please feel free to help ;-)
    right to the problem. i use to have a dell inspiron 5160, proper old and out of date plus could never get wireless to work so i bought my second hand but a year old sony vaio vgn-n21m. all seemed good but wireless still wouldnt work?? so i phoned virgin (my supplier of broadband) and after an hour and a half they came to he conclussion hat i had a driver missing. so i called a tech guy round i know. he then after an hour said it was my router that was at fault, so i phone virgin, scream and shout and they sent me a new router. problem is still her. what happens is it says it connects to my wireless but the connection is local, means jack s**t to me but i no i cant get internet out of it, ive tried a few things off u tube lke putting ip address and that dns thingy in manually and it still didnt work.

    if u need to know anything that could help you hit me up and ill get back to you but please someone help me lol PLEEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE LOL
     
  2. etaf

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    if you could post an ipconfig /all by copying to working machine (see below)
    Also
    Whats the make and model of the router - virgin sent
    Do you have a firewall on the PC - if so whos, Norton , Mcafee ???
    Usually default wireless is secure , Have you put the correct code into the wireless connection when asked
    you may have cordless phones and usually if the router is on channel 1 that will stop a connection - so if you copy xirrus - see below - onto machine

    lets start with that


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    {ipconfig /all}
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
    We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
    -> Start
    -> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all
    -> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
    cmd /k ipconfig /all

    A black box will appear on the screen -
    rightclick in the box
    select all
    enter
    control key + C key - to copy

    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    {run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
    If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

    http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
    Then run the program
    if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

    post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  3. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : owner-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cable.virginmedia.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7D-B2-23-C8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-A9-4F-FD-DD
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e5c5:679e:8c27:c84%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 04 September 2010 20:41:50
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 11 September 2010 20:41:53
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    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:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    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

    C:\Users\owner>
     
  4. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    just running that program now
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Enable DHCP on the wireless connection.

    Configure DHCP for Windows Vista & Windows 7

    1. Click on the Start menu, and select Control Panel.
    2. Click on Network and Internet. (Skip this step if you do not see this Control Panel item.)
    3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
    4. Click on Manage network connections.
    5. Right click on Connection you wish to change and choose Properties. If Windows say it needs your permission to continue, click Continue.
    6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
    7. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    8. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
    9. Click OK to close the TCP/IP Properties window.
    10. Click OK to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.
    11. Click Close to close the Network Connections window.
    12. Click Close to close the Control Panel window.
    13. Restart your computer.
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Please use a dynamic connection on the wireless.

    To configure a dynamic IP address on your Windows Vista or 7 computer:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Select Network, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections or Change adapter settings from the list of tasks.
    3. Right click the connection of interest and click Properties.
    4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click the Properties button.
    5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    6. Select Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
    7. Click OK.
    8. Click Close.
     
  7. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    just tried that and no luck :-(
     
  8. JohnWill

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    Please post another IPCONFIG /ALL
     
  9. radburn0810

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    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : owner-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cable.virginmedia.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-7D-B2-23-C8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.103(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 04 September 2010 21:41:27
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 11 September 2010 21:41:27
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
    Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-A9-4F-FD-DD
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e5c5:679e:8c27:c84%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 04 September 2010 21:41:23
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 11 September 2010 21:41:23
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cable.virginmedia.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.cable.virginmedia.net
    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 . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:80d:11b2:3f57:ff9b(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::80d:11b2:3f57:ff9b%11(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Users\owner>
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Looks like a good wireless connection to the router. What is the current problem?
     
  11. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    sorry y fault it diconnected when i turned off and wasnt re connected via wirless
    give me two minits
     
  12. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    ur amazing, ive got wi fi!!! lol so what was my problem?
    simple terms too please lol
     
  13. TerryNet

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    The static IP configuration must have been incorrect for your network, because the only change we made was to use dynamic (the computer asks the router to provide a good one) instead.

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
  14. radburn0810

    radburn0810 Thread Starter

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    thanks alot, uve made me a happy bloke
     
  15. etaf

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    wow -, cost them a router for a pretty basic setting... well at least you have a nice new router
     
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