Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

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samsquared

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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:

  • Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
  • All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
  • I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
  • Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
  • I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:
  • I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
  • Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.
Thanks.
 

TerryNet

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Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and 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.
 

samsquared

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Thanks for your reply, TerryNet; I haven't had a chance to get back to you on this before now. While I was playing around with this I decided to try to get to a website using the IP address and that worked. So from a command line I did

ipconfig /flushdns

And that did it.

Again, thank you for replying to my question.
 

TerryNet

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Thanks for letting us know the solution and how you arrived at it. :)
 
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