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  1. yogi156

    yogi156 Guest Thread Starter

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    I was given a used laptop from work and am having problems hooking it up to my home network. Works ok with ethernet cable but not wireless. It is a Dell WLAN card, I switched my netgear router to open network, just to try to hook up. The wireless utility says connected, with excellent signal, but when I open IE7, it will not connect to internet. I also tried using windows utility to connect with same results. I currently have a different laptop hooked up, so I don’t think it is the router. any ideas?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Connect by ethernet and try to connect via wireless and show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    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.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-23-98-D0-E7

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-E9-7E-74
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\DCI>ipconfig/all
     
  4. TerryNet

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    If it were me I'd set the wireless connection TCP/IP properties to 'obtain IP auto' and 'obtain DNS auto.'

    Using a manually assigned IP configuration you need to specify a Gateway address to access anything outside your LAN, and a DNS server address to resolve web names.
     
  5. yogi156

    yogi156 Guest Thread Starter

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    that did it!
    extreme gratitude :)
     
  6. TerryNet

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    extreme welcome :)
     
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