Laptop Sees Router But No Internet

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by rte66man, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. rte66man

    rte66man Guest

    I recently purchased a Linksys WRT300N router. I also bought a used
    Gateway MX6448 notebook running Windows Media Center 2005 with a built-
    in Broadcom 802.11g wireless adapter. I was able to successfully get
    my desktop (hard wired) to work great. I can get the laptop to work
    great IF I hard wire it to the router, but I cannot get it to work
    wirelessly. The network connection is good with an excellent signal.

    I checked the IPCONFIG. The desktop has an IP Address of
    192.168.1.100. The laptop has an IP Address of 192.168.1.101. I can
    ping Yahoo from the desktop, but I get an error when I try to ping
    wirelessly from the laptop.

    I am running Windows XP SP2 on my desktop along with Zone Alarm for my
    software firewall. ZA sees the new network when I establish the
    wireless connection.

    Where do I go from here? THanks.
     
    rte66man, Apr 20, 2007
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  2. rte66man

    John Navas Guest

    1. Hard reset the Linksys router to factory hardware defaults, and start
    over.

    2. Leave all wireless security turned off until you get the wireless
    working, then use WPA with a strong passphrase. (Nothing else really
    works.)

    3. See wikis below for lots of useful info.
     
    John Navas, Apr 20, 2007
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  3. rte66man

    Martin² Guest

    I bet your DHCP has not set the Gateway on your laptop to the routers IP:
    192.168.1.1.
    You can do that manually in the XP wifi setup.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², Apr 21, 2007
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  4. rte66man

    rte66man Guest

    I checked the Wireless Network Connection Status. It shows
    Address Type: Assigned by DHCP
    IP Address: 192.168.1.101
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    What else should I check?
     
    rte66man, Apr 21, 2007
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  5. rte66man

    Martin² Guest

    What else should I check?

    See if the DNS servers IPs are correctly assigned.
    Regards,
    Martin
     
    Martin², Apr 22, 2007
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  6. rte66man

    rte66man Guest

    What would the correct settings for the DNS servers be? I have a
    printout of them at home that I will check later tonight.

    Mark
     
    rte66man, Apr 23, 2007
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    Mr. Arnold Guest

    What would the correct settings for the DNS servers be? I have a
    printout of them at home that I will check later tonight.

    Mark

    Those IP(s) would be listed for a good connection that you had that was
    wired, when you did the IPconfig /all for a machine that could access the
    Internet. You could try dropping ZA on the wireless to see if ZA is giving
    you problems on the wireless side.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Apr 23, 2007
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  8. rte66man

    John Navas Guest

    The correct DNS settings normally come from your ISP by DHCP or PPPoE.
     
    John Navas, Apr 24, 2007
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  9. rte66man

    rte66man Guest

    Here's what I found:
    - DHCP is enabled
    - Autoconfig is enabled
    - IP Address is 192.168.1.101
    - Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0
    - Default Gateway is 192.168.1.1
    - DHCP Server is 192.168.1.1
    - DNS Servers are: 68.12.16.25 and 68.12.16.30 and 68.12.2.30

    It sounds as if I should get with my ISP. I really don't like doing
    that as it is almost impossible to get a liver person w/o going
    through the AI disembodied voice.

    Thanks. Mark
     
    rte66man, Apr 25, 2007
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    phil Guest

    As a temporary measure have you tried disabling your firewall, just
    because it's seen your new network doesn't mean it's going to allow
    anything through.
     
    phil, Apr 25, 2007
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  11. Try pinging your DNS Servers.
    which router and modem (if different)?

    Here's what I found:
    - DHCP is enabled
    - Autoconfig is enabled
    - IP Address is 192.168.1.101
    - Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0
    - Default Gateway is 192.168.1.1
    - DHCP Server is 192.168.1.1
    - DNS Servers are: 68.12.16.25 and 68.12.16.30 and 68.12.2.30

    It sounds as if I should get with my ISP. I really don't like doing
    that as it is almost impossible to get a liver person w/o going
    through the AI disembodied voice.

    Thanks. Mark
     
    dave AKA vwdoc1, Apr 25, 2007
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  12. rte66man

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Posts are starting to be made about personal FW(s) preventing wireless
    connections from working.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Apr 26, 2007
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  13. rte66man

    rte66man Guest

    I spent aboout an hour on the phone with Linksys last night. After
    numerous tries, he admitted they could not tell me whether the router
    or the wireless card was at fault. I'm going to take the laptop out
    today and see if I can connect through a WiFi hotspot. If I'm having
    the same problem, I will have to think the wireless adapter needs to
    be replaced.

    I appreicate all the advice I've received through this post.

    Mark
     
    rte66man, Apr 27, 2007
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    Wayne.B Guest

    Have you tried turning off ZoneAlarm? That's usually the first thing
    do if I'm have a strange connectivity issue. Can you ping google.com
    or yahoo.com from the command line? If yes, then your wifi connection
    is OK but you have a settings issue on your laptop config.
     
    Wayne.B, Apr 28, 2007
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