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Wireless connection works, but Host computer's connection doesn't

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yngjun, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. yngjun

    yngjun Thread Starter

    Jul 17, 2010
    I have a internet connection through a cable modem.
    The modem is a Scientific Atlanta webstar 2100 and also using a wireless router that's a Linksys WRT54GS.
    I connect it to my computer and everything. The wireless works fine (i'm using a laptop to create this post). However, it is not a secure network so I wanted to add a password. The problem is that the host computer that is connected to the router has no internet connection. When I open internet explorer or try to find a connection through the troubleshoot, it says it can't find one. Can anybody figure out why this would happen and how to fix it? I think I have the modem's drivers and stuff updated to the host computer and stuff.
    Therefore, I have no wait getting to the ip address and/or setting up a secure network.

    Please help me,
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    would explain how all connected - all PC should be connected to the router - so there should not be a HOST PC
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Why not start by posting this from the non-working computer?

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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