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wireless networking problems with internet

Okay, I have my router wired into my desktop, which connects to the internet fine and causes not problems.
My laptop is able to detect and connect to this network and it says that it is accessing both the network (as in sharing facilities, printer etc with my desktop) and the internet, yet when I try to load an internet page nothing works and windows pops up say the TCP settngs may be wrong. Vista happily retores these settings and says it is working but still no internet...then if you repeat the process it reverts the TCP settings again, says it is fine yet still no connection I'm guessing I have some settings wrong somewhere but have no idea which ones! I can't figure out where to view my settings with Vista and I'm not fully aware of what they should be anyway!?! HELP!
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Posts: 315
Registered: 05-04-2007

wireless networking problems with internet

I had problems with intermittent failures of DHCP on Vista until I manually set IP address and gateway etc.

Can you do the following so we can inspect your settings and check if this is what's causing the problem-

1. Go to Start

2. Click "Run" (depending on your Start Menu layout this will either be immediately above the Start button or to the right above "Shut Down")

3. In the box that appears type "cmd"

4. At the prompt type "ipconfig /all".

5. Paste (right click, Select All, press "Enter" to copy) the results here or PM them to me.
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wireless networking problems with internet

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Lisa Ward>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WINDOWS-J0R213T
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-DE-C8-A8-32
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdce:9db8:5631:c16d%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 27 July 2007 20:37:40
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 28 July 2007 20:37:40
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251664606
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : production
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-38-81-2A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.production
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4136:e38c:34c0:2f2e:3f57:fffb(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::34c0:2f2e:3f57:fffb%8(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{1866B0BE-33D9-4F48-B42C-46BF60C76
009}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.4%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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wireless networking problems with internet

with the setting the wireless should be able to connect as it has the right IP. So its most likely you have the router set to WEP or other encryption and the device isnt giving the right password/key. Or have you set the router to only accept connections from certain MAC address.

The final thing could be a firewall on the router or the pc.

Try checking the router and disable any WEP etc and see if it works then.

Try from the cmd prompt that you did the ipconfig
tracert 194.119.131.66 and post the results
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I tried disabiling the security but it still wouldn't connect to the internet.
with WEP security enabled it will connect to the router but not load internet pages.
the firewall settings on the router are set to allow outbound traffic but block inbound traffic...is this the problem? If so does anyone have any idea what ip settings I need to be putting in
Not very technical so not sure what to try next (or how to go about trying the suggestions you made!)
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wireless networking problems with internet

Try from the cmd prompt that you did the ipconfig
tracert 194.119.131.66 and post the results then ty
tracert www.plus.net

Have you tried Firefox to see if its just a IE problem.
Do you get any error messages.

Try setting the dns to
* 208.67.222.222
* 208.67.220.220

I am not sure what all these other network connections are thats showing up try right clicking on them and disable them as it could be trying to go via one of those
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?!?!, having changed settings to no avail and then reverted them back Vista kindly decided to reset my TCP settings for me (as it has done previously but has never helped open web pages) suddenly my connection to the internet is fine. Same thing happened when sorting out my router...windows trys to fix the problem, doesn't, makes you spend countless hours trying to fix it before randomly deciding to do it for you. God I hate microsoft somedays.
Anyway thanks for all the advice guys Smiley