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Discussion in 'Networking' started by kristjan79, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. kristjan79

    kristjan79 Thread Starter

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    I just bought a new D-Link WBR-2310 wireless router and an Acer laptop. I am trying to set up a wireless network with two computers, the laptop and my desktop machine. I have the D-Link router wired to my desktop computer. During the installation of the software for the router, it stopped and said that it could not recognize the router as a D-Link product and suggested that I might need a firmware upgrade. I also have no internet connection on the desktop in this configuration, but if I go back to plugging my cable modem directly into my Ethernet port it works again.

    Something strange was that the wireless connection on my laptop works like a charm… and still is working like a charm. Although it states that it’s a 54Mbps connection and the router is supposed to be 108Mbps.

    I called D-Link technical support last night and spent an hour and a half on the phone with them and we weren’t able to come up with anything. We attempted defining an IP address and DNS, and automatic IP and DNS configuration. Pinging the IP would not work either. We also attempted to disable the Windows XP firewall to no avail. D-Link suggested that I call the manufacturer of my computer and get technical support from them because we determined that there is nothing wrong with the router by plugging it into the Ethernet port on my laptop. Since I bought all the parts for the computer years ago and put it together myself, I can’t call anyone for advice.

    Has anyone seen a problem like this before? I apologize if there is a post that already deals with this, but I couldn’t find one.
     
  2. etaf

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    can you post an IPCONFIG /all from the working laptop

    and in a seperate reply also the IPCONFIG /ALL for the PC - see below for how

    on the PC also
    start>
    control panel>
    system>
    hardware tab>
    device manager button>

    network adapters
    click on the + sign

    post backs whats there

    also any ! X or ?

    --------------------------
    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.


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    Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/
     
  3. TerryNet

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    3rd party firewall blocking LAN access?
     
  4. kristjan79

    kristjan79 Thread Starter

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : acer-c28991bd48
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cablerocket.net

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cablerocket.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Ada
    pter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CF-50-09-70
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : January 19, 2007 6:15:39 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : January 19, 2007 9:15:39 AM
     
  5. kristjan79

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kristjan-nvlga7
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-18-FC-34-D8
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.68
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    4.2.2.2

    Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 52-D4-78-01-3D-84
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Kris>
     
  6. kristjan79

    kristjan79 Thread Starter

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    As far as I know there is no 3rd party firewall running, and we disabled the windows xp firewall in an attempt to get it working. The antivirus program that I use is called NOD 32, as far as I know there is no firewall bundled with it.
     
  7. etaf

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    this is probably the problem
    usually means you have ICS - internet connection sharing enabled

    gotoproperties of the lan connection and see if you have ICS ticked
     
  8. kristjan79

    kristjan79 Thread Starter

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    Thanks,

    I'm at work for the day, but I'll give this a try when I get home tonight.
     
  9. TerryNet

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    I second what ETAF said. Your router is 192.168.0.1, which is the IP ICS creates.

    And while you're checking for ICS, what's that bridge I see?
     
  10. kristjan79

    kristjan79 Thread Starter

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    I'm happy to report that I just disabled internet connection sharing and I'm now hooked up!

    Thank you, I really appreciate your help.

    Kris
     
  11. etaf

    etaf Moderator

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    Your Welcome. (y)
    Would you now mark this thread solved - which you have the power to do from your first post.
    goto
    Thread tools>
    Tick - Mark Solved

    Thanks (y)
     
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