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Wireless network connects but won't open web pages!

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  1. dirtynumb

    dirtynumb Thread Starter

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    Hi, i have a problem with my wireless connection.
    I can use the internet fine on 2 other computers on my network, but one of them connects and won't let me open up web pages in either internet explorer or firefox. I've tried the winsockfix program and it hasn't worked and i've seen other posts like mine talking about the ipconfig in the command line, but i can't understand it. I need someone to apply it directly to my situation. If anyone's willing to help, please get back to me about this as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    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.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. dirtynumb

    dirtynumb Thread Starter

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

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Eoin
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-17-39-72-94

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11g Wireless LAN Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-F4-0C-CE-48
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

    Thank you very much for your quick reply!
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You have DHCP disabled, and no DNS server. That's not going to work. Enable DHCP.

    Select Start > Settings > Network Connections.

    • Double-click the Connection icon of the connection you wish to modify to open the Local Area Connection Status window.
    • Click the Properties button to open the Local Area Connection Properties window.
    • Click to highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
    • Click the Properties button to open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.
    • TCP/IP Properties window, IP Address tab
    • Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
    • Select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
    • Click OK to return to the Local Area Connection Properties window.
    • Click OK to return to the Network Connections window.
     
  5. dirtynumb

    dirtynumb Thread Starter

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    It now says that there is limited or no connectivity to the network because the network did not assign a network address to the computer.
    The details on this read;
    Physical Address: 00-06-F4-0C-CE-48
    IP Address: 169.254.156.178
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway:
    DNS Server:
    WINS Server:


    And the ipconfig/all command now reads;
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Eoin
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-17-39-72-94

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11g Wireless LAN Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-06-F4-0C-CE-48
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.156.178
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


    Any suggestions?
     
  6. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Make sure you're not locking yourself out with MAC address filtering on the router.

    If you have Service Pack 2 use the below posted repairs if this is not what you used before.

    And thirdly, if your network is secured disable encryption on the router and connect. Assuming success you should be able to re-enable encryption and reconnect.

    (From a JohnWill post)

    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reboot the machine.
     
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