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wireless network help needed

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mtown, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. mtown

    mtown Thread Starter

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    we have verizon fios wireless router/modem. the computer it is connect to works fine, and 3 laptops and a destop in basement connect just fine wirelessly but two desktops all of the sudden can not connect. I installed a wireless card in one and it was working for a few weeks and the other desktop has a usb wireless adapter and that was working for months without a problem. They are both picking up a 90% signal strength. I have uninstalled, reinstalled used CD's reset modem, tried to repair network connection.... nothing....keeps saying network cable unplugged. When I go to control panel and try to view network connections they are not picking up any. All computers are DELL the two not workign have XP Pro. The ONLY thing I have done differently for these two desktops was set up parental controls for use of the internet, These two computers are in my kids room. I set up the restrictions in IE. I would REALLY apprice any suggestions. Thank you in advance :):)
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    First off, try at least one of them with a wired connection to see it that works. If not, I'd try the following stack reset on them and see if that changes things.


    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

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

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.




    After this, please post the following tests.


    Try these simple tests.

    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:

    NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work.

    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.
     
  3. mtown

    mtown Thread Starter

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

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>IPCONFIG/ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ria_Office
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-76-3A-24-78

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless G Desktop Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-3F-D3-D8-35
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 10, 2009 9:30:29 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 11, 2009 9:30:29 PM

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>PING

    Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
    [-w timeout] target_name

    Options:
    -t Ping the specified host until stopped.
    To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
    To stop - type Control-C.
    -a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
    -n count Number of echo requests to send.
    -l size Send buffer size.
    -f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
    -i TTL Time To Live.
    -v TOS Type Of Service.
    -r count Record route for count hops.
    -s count Timestamp for count hops.
    -j host-list Loose source route along host-list.
    -k host-list Strict source route along host-list.
    -w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>PING

    Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
    [-w timeout] target_name

    Options:
    -t Ping the specified host until stopped.
    To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
    To stop - type Control-C.
    -a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
    -n count Number of echo requests to send.
    -l size Send buffer size.
    -f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
    -i TTL Time To Live.
    -v TOS Type Of Service.
    -r count Record route for count hops.
    -s count Timestamp for count hops.
    -j host-list Loose source route along host-list.
    -k host-list Strict source route along host-list.
    -w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>PING

    Usage: ping [-t] [-a] [-n count] [-l size] [-f] [-i TTL] [-v TOS]
    [-r count] [-s count] [[-j host-list] | [-k host-list]]
    [-w timeout] target_name

    Options:
    -t Ping the specified host until stopped.
    To see statistics and continue - type Control-Break;
    To stop - type Control-C.
    -a Resolve addresses to hostnames.
    -n count Number of echo requests to send.
    -l size Send buffer size.
    -f Set Don't Fragment flag in packet.
    -i TTL Time To Live.
    -v TOS Type Of Service.
    -r count Record route for count hops.
    -s count Timestamp for count hops.
    -j host-list Loose source route along host-list.
    -k host-list Strict source route along host-list.
    -w timeout Timeout in milliseconds to wait for each reply.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>PING 206.190.60.37

    Pinging 206.190.60.37 with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>PING yahoo.com
    Ping request could not find host yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Ria>
     
  4. TerryNet

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    It would be nice to see the pings of the adapter's IP address and of the router's (192.168.1.1). If these work I strongly suspect that the quoted parental controls are working. :)
     
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