Toshiba wired/wireless connection problem

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Alan White, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Alan White

    Alan White Guest

    My friend just bought a DLink DI-624 (revision C) and connected both his
    Dell desktop and Toshiba Satellite A10 by Cat 5. Network worked fine.
    Then we pulled the Cat 5 cable from the Toshiba and tried to connect
    wirelessly. Started with no WEP, same default SSID (broadcast) and saw
    excellent wireless connectivity.
    No LAN or Internet. Toshiba kept getting an IP in the 169.xxx range. Toshiba
    tech support advised to delete the bridge in Device Manager. Wireless LAN
    now works fine.
    At the office, the Toshiba gets wired into the network and it needs the
    bridge, so local techie sets it back up.
    At home at night, with bridge in, no wireless. Only solution from Toshiba is
    to disable the bridge with wireless and enable it for ethernet.
    This seems arcane.
    Surely there's a better answer, but I don't know what it is.
     
    Alan White, Jun 11, 2004
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  2. Alan White

    Jerry Park Guest

    I guess the question is why do you need a bridge to connect to wired LAN?
     
    Jerry Park, Jun 11, 2004
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  3. Alan White

    Alan White Guest

    because it won't connect without one. Without the bridge, no LAN on
    Ethernet. The office techie added it and - instant LAN connection.

    ????
     
    Alan White, Jun 12, 2004
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  4. Alan White

    DS Guest

    What is it bridging. From what I remember, (assuming WindowsXP) the
    'bridge' can bridge 2 NICS in one PC.

    So what is it 'bridging' ?

    What did the 'techie' say the bridge was required for ?
     
    DS, Jun 12, 2004
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