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Paynesmanor

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I have a question about ping and my wireless connections..

Everything works fine, This is just a question to help me understand..

I got a Cable Modem connected to a belkin wireless router. Connected to the router is a RJ45 cable to a Desktop, and a Belkin wireless USB adapter connected to a laptop..

With the wireless USB on and surfing the internet!. I cant ping it from my hardwired PC,?? It always times out? Is there some special way to ping the address or whats going on?

How could I tell the wireless pc is connected to the internet using my hardwired pc?
 

Squashman

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Are you pinging the IP address?
Do you have a software firewall on that machine?
 

etaf

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post an ipconfig /all
and the ipaddress you are pinging

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

Paynesmanor

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This is from the hard wired PC. ( I dont see the IP Address of the other PC)..

In my router settings, It shows it as being 192.168.2.4

(My downstairs neighbor, Also uses my internet sometimes, I want to be able to tell when he is online using it). Is there a way I can tell. His Ip is 192.168.2.5


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

C:\Documents and Settings\1000MHz2>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1000mhz-txzk78z
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethern
et Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-B5-05-C1-11
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
24.196.64.53
68.115.71.53
24.159.193.40
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:42:09
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 18, 2038 9:14:07 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\1000MHz2>
 

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the only way i know - would be to log into the router and look for a DHCP list of all devices connected to your router
then which ever mac address are not use is someone else using the network

the other alternative is to put secruity on the router - wep or wpa depending on what it supports and then the neighbour would need your secruity code

the make address is in the IP as above
00-10-B5-05-C1-11
so you should be able to work them all out
 

Paynesmanor

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So pinging the IP address of the other computer does not work?

Its not a problem with him using it, (I set him up with it Hes actually using one of my USB adapters).

I just wanted to know when he is using it...
I thought I could just ping the 192.168.2.5 and get replies, But apparently thats not the case... Besides logging into the router and checking the list, (which shows his IP reguardless if he is online or not,) there is no way to tell if and/or when he is using it?

I don't understand??? If theres traffic flowing to his pc there should be a IP address that he is using, why can't i ping it? I mean it has to be registered somewhere,, I mean if he were to click a link or something, there has to be a address that is registered so the server knows where to send the data from the link he clicked.. Is there some way to ping my main IP address and have the router send it to the 192.168.2.5?
 

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Enable encryption on your router. That way you will know that your neighbors are not using your internet.

I'm reasonably certain I could tell you why you cannot get the ping reply you are attempting to get, but since deliberately allowing a neighbor to use your internet probably violates your ISP agreement I worry about violating forum rules if I give such help.
 

Paynesmanor

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Its not against the LAW yet, to piggyback, I signed no terms of agreement with my ISP saying that I have to LOCK my wireless system. He's officially paid me for the USB adapter, making it his usb adapter, (the same if he were to go to wally world, and purchased his own..
And I don't even know if he is using it or not.. Thats why I wanted to see...

Besides that Why can't I ping my wireless USB in the other room?
 

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"Besides that Why can't I ping my wireless USB in the other room?"

a. Either your wireless USB is not connected to the same network, or
b. The computer on which the wireless USB is installed is running a firewall which is blocking (not replying to) pings.
 

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I have Belkin Router, I have Belkin USB wireless adapter. I also have hardwired pc connected via RJ45, to router. From hard wired pc, I cant ping the wireless adapter. Even though it is connected to the internet and surfing...?? Turned off the only firewall I had and it still will not ping from the hardwired PC?
 

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Disabling a firewall should work but sometimes a firewall gets very annoyed when it is turned off and blocks stuff anyhow. Uninstall it or configure it for LAN access.

You can ping from the wireless to the wired?
 

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if its DCHP he may be agetting a different IP when he logs on - they are given out on a lease
 
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