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Wireless network shows up as "Local Only"

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PunxsatownyPhil, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. PunxsatownyPhil

    PunxsatownyPhil Thread Starter

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    After Irene, we kept power and cable, but our internet went down, or so we thought. When we plug the Ethernet cable from the modem into the computer, internet works fine (I can post this, after all), but when we plug the cable from the modem into our Dell TrueMobile 2300 router, our network appears as "Local Only." The phone cable thing is plugged from the wall into the modem, and the ethernet cable goes from the modem to the router, as it has been for years. Both have power. What do I do?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure it. Remember to power cycle the modem when switching the device connected to it.

    If the router now works you have fixed it. If not, the router is probably defective.
     
  3. PunxsatownyPhil

    PunxsatownyPhil Thread Starter

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    I've tried to reset it, but it fails every time partway through.
     
  4. razorwing

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    [​IMG] Download TSG SysInfo
    Post system info also under device manager what is the name of the wireless driver on your computer.
     
  5. PunxsatownyPhil

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    Code:
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T6400  @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3545 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1549 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 290204 MB, Free - 207329 MB; E: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 6036 MB; 
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F,    , .CMTNBH1.CN7016696603E7.
    Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
    Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
     
  6. TerryNet

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    You could leave the router unplugged for two or three hours and then try the factory reset again. If it still doesn't reset to factory default settings replace it.
     
  7. damurcute

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    Good heavens, like this for years? With any luck it will have died and you can treat yourself to a new modem router. You won't know yourself with the speed difference. How exciting.
    Terrynet, just joined this site to say thank you so much for your wisdom. I just had an annoying WAN connection and was amazed you knew this was a Belkin setting. You are an absolute star!! Thank you.;)
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Thanks for the kind words, damurcute. Mostly I just repeat what I've learned here over the years. :)
     
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