notebook won't connect to internet

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by tom, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. tom

    tom Guest

    I'm using a linksys wireless card g card and it tells me there is a
    strong signal but won't connect to the internet.
     
    tom, Jan 6, 2006
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    Jose Cuervo Guest

    I use several LinkSys cards and units and one common
    trait is that although "connected" and "connected to the internet,"
    they will display "unable to connect " or "unable to connect
    to internet." One remedy is to connect via "site survey" a
    second time and it displays connected to internet." Don't know
    if that's your case. Lucki
     
    Jose Cuervo, Jan 6, 2006
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    Eureka Guest

    I have the same problem. I have the same card LinkSys WPC54G which I use in
    my notebook running Windows ME. I have tried every work around with setting
    up the network wizard and the wireless network wizard without any success.
    I also have a windows XP pro Sp2 notebook with which I have no problems
    connecting and surfing the web. I have DSL thru Verizon with a Westell
    Versalink Gateway which I have configured and able to connect and surf with
    my XP notebook. Again, my problem is that I have not been able to configure
    my ME notebook; it is able to connect but can't do any internet surfing with
    it. I'd appreciate any help in this regard
     
    Eureka, Jan 6, 2006
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    Quaoar Guest

    What IP address does the ME have? Post the result of ipconfig /all run
    from a command prompt.

    Q
     
    Quaoar, Jan 7, 2006
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    mscir Guest

    Do either of you guys use ZoneAlarm?

    I found that ZoneAlarm has a TrueVector component that was blocking my
    internet access: neither Linksys or Netgear wifi cards could connect to
    the internet but they could both see the router.

    This was happening even though ZoneAlarm was never started on the
    computer! Uninstalling ZA fixed the problem!

    Good Luck,
    Mike
     
    mscir, Jan 7, 2006
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  6. In fact it _was_ started. The TrueVector program is put into the system
    startup configuration just by installing ZoneAlarm. Turning off ZA is easy
    enough, and configuring it correctly is a good thing :) Personally, I
    like to run a firewall on every system, besides the firewall between my LAN
    and the Internet. ZA does a reasonable job on my wife's Win98SE system.
     
    Derek Broughton, Jan 7, 2006
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  7. tom

    tom Guest

    Now I'm getting a status connected with signal strenght excellent but
    when I go to the internet explorer I get "cannot find server" I tried
    pinging out and can't get anything there either.

    I'm using xp pro as an op system with a linksys wpc54g v.2

    It worked fine 2 weeks ago, went on vacation and used it at several
    locations and when I got back home I couldn't connect to my home
    wireless system. My desktop works fine no probelm there.

    Tom
     
    tom, Jan 7, 2006
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  8. It thinks you're still on vacation and has the IP address that you
    used on vacation. Try:
    Start -> Run -> cmd <enter>
    IPCONFIG /RELEASE
    (wait about 10 seconds)
    IPCONFIG /RENEW
    IPCONFIG
    It should show that you have a useable IP address (not
    169.254.xxx.xxx).

    If that doesn't work, check if you have any "profiles" selected or set
    that might point to something automagically created while you were on
    vacation. Every time I change locations, my Netgear WG511 software
    insists that I manually select the correct "profile".
     
    Jeff Liebermann, Jan 7, 2006
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    mscir Guest

    I always use a Firewall, but I don't know how to get TrueVector to let
    my adapter connect to the internet. Do you have any suggested reading?.
    I'm using a different free firewall (can't recall the name right now)
    but I don't like it as much as ZA.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    mscir, Jan 7, 2006
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  10. It's a long time since I've done anything with it, but it always seemed
    pretty obvious to me. Start Zone Alarm, and look for configuration options
    that (a) allow it to connect to the Internet and (b) prompt you for each
    program that tries to access the net.
     
    Derek Broughton, Jan 7, 2006
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