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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Doberman, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. Doberman

    Doberman Thread Starter

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    recently upgrade from wireless g to n...now having problems keeping a wireless connection (limited or no connectivity and acquiring network address). hard wired connection from modem works fine, however, need a wireless connection cuz do not have phone jack in same room as comp (currently have to run extension cords and phone line down hallway). os i windows xp sp3...using windows to connect to wireless network, hardware is d-link router dir-615 and wirelessusb adapter dwa-130. tried everything i know (which isn't a whole lot when it comes to networking/wireless). from other posts i've read here is a copy of results from ipconfig/all with

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : acer-3b6299156d
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ambt.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ambt.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-FC-3F-D5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 69.89.242.233
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 69.89.242.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 69.89.242.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.242.46.3
    66.242.32.178
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 15, 2009 3:02:09 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 16, 2009 3:02:09 PM


    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 8:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link Wireless N USB Adapter DWA-13
    0 #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-11-6D-33-1F
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.119.148
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>

    is it an ip address problem?

    bty...there are times when i have a wireless connection to the network but cannot connect to the internet...address not found

    Any help is greatly appreciated...i'm totally frustrated!!
     
  2. Jason08

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    With wireless enabled, put 192.168.0.1 in the web browser (username is admin, password is left blank by default.) Then under the setup page, click manual wireless setup. Try putting the 802.11 mode at 802.11n only.
     
  3. Doberman

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    when i enable wireless connection i get limited or no connectivity and failed to connect from web browser when i type in 192.168.0.1
     
  4. Doberman

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    jason...tried that ...didn't seem to make a difference
     
  5. Jason08

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    Ok, try changing the channel.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    How about we get the router working with a wired connection first, then we can move on to wireless.


    Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems.

    • Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
    • Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
    • Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
    • Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
    • Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
    • Boot the computer.

    When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING <dns_servers>

    PING 206.190.60.37

    PING yahoo.com

    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.

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


    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.
     
  7. Doberman

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    ok here's what i got

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : acer-3b6299156d
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ambt.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ambt.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-6C-FC-3F-D5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
    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. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 15, 2009 8:11:15 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:11:15 PM


    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 8:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link Wireless N USB Adapter DWA-13
    0 #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-11-6D-33-1F

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>ping 192.168.0.100

    Pinging 192.168.0.100 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.100:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>ping 192.168.0.1

    Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>ping 192.168.0.1

    Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>ping 206.190.60.37

    Pinging 206.190.60.37 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=47
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=47
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=47
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=81ms TTL=45

    Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 79ms, Maximum = 82ms, Average = 80ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>ping yahoo.com

    Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.60.37] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=45
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=47
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=47
    Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=80ms TTL=47

    Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 80ms, Maximum = 83ms, Average = 82ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Brandon>
     
  8. Doberman

    Doberman Thread Starter

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    bty...i now have a dlink network available to connect to...if that means anything??
     
  9. Jason08

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    It probably is your network.:)
     
  10. JohnWill

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    You probably have an unprotected network, which is the default after the reset. Next step it so login to the D-Link router and configure encryption on the wireless link, and you should be all set. I'd also change the SSID to something unique and not the default.

    Finally, I recommend you change the administrative password for logging into the router from the reset default as well.
     
  11. Doberman

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    ok i'll try that...hopefully it worked and the network doesn't get dropped like before...if so i think i'll just have to smash something!!
     
  12. JohnWill

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    Well, now at least you know how to get back to ground zero to try again. :D
     
  13. Doberman

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    It's doing it again...my network just seems to disappear at random. i have to do a search several times or reset the router before comes back in range? any other suggestions??
     
  14. Jason08

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    Do you have another wireless computer?
     
  15. Doberman

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    yeah my work laptop and it works the same way. when the network is up it can connect but when it's down it cannot
     
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