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loduffy

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I just had internet cable setup with Timer Warner's Road Runner. My home computer, a Dell Inspiron 7500 with PIII 450 processor and 320 MB RAM, can access internet fine. But I can't make my work computer, a Latitude C610 with PIII 1.0 G processor and 1 GB RAM, to work with the cable.

I called the cable company, the technician told me it is the setting of the work computer. When I asked the administrator at work, he told me it should work without any change, if through a router. Since then, I have set up a Belkin wireless G router using my home computer, and the router and the home computer work fine. For the work computer, on the other hand, neither directly plugging into the router nor wirelessly through a proxim 802.11 b/g Gold card (works fine at work) works.

I thought about setting up the router with my work computer, but the router installation guide says I must first have internet access without the router, so I am not sure how to proceed. Please help.
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JohnWill

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Does the work computer login to a domain when you use it? Could it have proxy settings that are interfering with the network?

Open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

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

loduffy

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I guess what I need is a pointer to the basics about setting up for internet access. If anybody knows a good site or tutorial, please let me know. Thanks.
 

loduffy

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Thanks for the reply. I did what you suggested, and here is the result:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WS1001
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : Limacarol.LIM
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-5B-E6-43-E4
 

loduffy

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I plugged in the wireless card, and repeated the process. Here it is the result:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WS1001
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : Limacarol.LIM
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ORiNOCO 802.11bg ComboCard Gold
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-20-A6-51-84-A6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-5B-E6-43-E4

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Thanks
 

loduffy

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The one I just sent used the original dos window. When I closed it, and opened the new one, and repeated the IPCONFIG process, the result is the following:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WS1001
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . : Limacarol.LIM
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ORiNOCO 802.11bg ComboCard Gold
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-20-A6-51-84-A6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.178.6
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Cable Disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-5B-E6-43-E4

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Thanks
 

loduffy

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Anyone who can see the problem from the info displayed in the above posts, please enlight me. Thanks.
 

TerryNet

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Your post #6 indicates that your router is not providing an IP configuration to the computer.

On the router make sure you have the Dhcp server enabled, and NOT doing any IP or MAC address filtering. Turn off any turbo or speedbooster options until you get a connection.

Also disable encryption until you get a connection.

Make sure the computer is trying to connect to YOUR network, not some neighbor's signal.
 
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Chances are, it's either some Proxy settings in IE, or your work laptop's DNS is configured some other way. Either way, we need more information. Have you checked your TCP/IP properties??
 
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