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Win2000 Networking Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by glueboot, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. glueboot

    glueboot Thread Starter

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    I'm having some problems getting my dad's computer to connect to the internet through a new router. The new router is a Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless-G Router and I'm connecting through an ethernet cable.

    The computer is connecting to the router and being assigned an IP address but it isn't connecting to the internet.

    The ethernet card is a 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller

    All of the wireless laptops using Windows XP on the network are able to connect so I was wondering if I needed to change any of the settings on Windows 2000. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    What is the IP address given? If it's 192.254.x.x then that means it's an APIPA address (automatic private IP address). This IP address is given to your machine by Windows if it fails to find a DHCP Server (which hands out IP addresses).

    If you can, in command line, do the command IPCONFIG /ALL and post the results here. The main things I would like to know is:

    Dhcp Enabled, Autoconfiguration Enabled, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DHCP Server, and DNS Servers.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Actually, the APIPA addresses are in the range 168.254.x.x.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window:

    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.
     
  4. Couriant

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    my bad... done subnetting today in class with the 192 IPs... :)
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Not to nitpick :) but I vote for 169.254.x.y for APIPA.
     
  6. Couriant

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    wahhhh you are picking on me [​IMG]


    ;) :D
     
  7. TerryNet

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    "wahhhh you are picking on me"

    Darn! I was aiming for John.

    Don't worry, glueboot; we're not always this weird. Post the requested ipconfig /all and folks will get serious trying to help.
     
  8. Couriant

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    *sniff* really?

    :D yeah we (well me) is playing. :) Obviously the sanity will return when we get the IPCONFIG :D
     
  9. JohnWill

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    You're right, I screwed up the address when I was picking on sopmeone else! :eek: I'm going to have to tighten up my typing. :D
     
  10. glueboot

    glueboot Thread Starter

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    Okay, here they are:

    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    Autoconfig Enabled: Yes
    IP Address: 192.168.2.6
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1
    DHCP Server: 192.168.2.1
    DNS Servers: 192.168.253.254, 172.16.0.134
    Primary WINS Server: 172.16.0.134
    Secondary WINS Server: 172.16.0.135

    THanks! :)
     
  11. StumpedTechy

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    Have you compared these vaolues ot the ones in the working laptops? What if any is different? Only the last octet of the IP address should be different.

    Something in this looks "off" to me is there a reason 192.168.2.X was picked as the IP address scheme are you running behind multiple routers?
     
  12. TerryNet

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    From the looks of that ipconfig info the computer is connecting to the internet, but the DNS information is all hosed. Probably should be only 192.168.2.1, and should be 'obtain DNS auto.'

    Note to StumpedTechy: The default IP addr. on my Belkin wireless router is 192.168.2.1. He is using a Belkin product also.
     
  13. glueboot

    glueboot Thread Starter

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    Yeah, the Belkin router's address is 192.168.2.1

    The DNS server on my laptop is 192.168.2.1 so that looks like where the problem is.

    P.S. I'm a she :)
     
  14. StumpedTechy

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    Interesting to know. Is it Belkins default to also start the DHCP right after the IP for the router itself? Notice how this one is 6? I know with Linksys they usually provide a range starting defaultly at 100.

    I guess all these just look a little off because its not what I am used to. That and I have not used an ISP that provides wins before.
     
  15. glueboot

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    I'm not sure about the DHCP although I haven't changed the settings so I'm assuming that it is the default.

    The Wins thing might be the problem though as there's no Wins Servers provided on my laptop. My dad has a habit of fiddling with things on the computer so maybe he's done something that has messed with the internet connection.
     
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