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Topic # 10062 2-Nov-2006 05:27
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Hey everyone...i'm a newbie to ip addresses and what not but based on what I've been looking at I have a similar problem to others except I don't understand the solutions.

I have a laptop with built in wireless adapter (included I didn't install) Intel pro wireless 2200BG network connection

Now it has always worked fine except yesterday packets were sent but 0 packets were received
I ran a cmd and ping ebay.com with not able to contact host. (cause i saw that on the forum)

I went to three different HOTSPOT WIFI locations to test if it was just my router but it still didn't work.

In my internet connection options it says INVALID IP before assigning an AUTOMATIC IP
Connects...however cannot browse the web or contact any hosts.


SO, I connected directly to my broadband modem and I can now browse the web and packets are obviously received but I cannot ping ebay.com (REQUEST IS TIMED OUT)

My local IP is PINGING at

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Statistics Lost = 0 (0% loss)

Round trip times Min= 0ms Max= 0ms Average= 0ms

I just tried to ping yahoo and I got this
Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=50
Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=50
Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=50
Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=50

Min=20ms Max=20ms Average=20ms

HOWEVER EBAY.COM WILL NOT PING

Why isn't ebay pinging though i can browse the site?

How do I fix this? (i'll need every little step i really am not too sure)

ALSO HOW DO I FIX THE WIRELESS CONNECTION SO I CAN BROWSE? THANKS!

THANKS A LOT AND I HOPE TO GET SOME FEEDBACK!

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Reply # 50739 2-Nov-2006 08:29
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Welcome to Geekzone... Some administrators simply decide to not reply to pings. eBay seems to be one of them. Nothing wrong with that.

As for your problem with wireless, not all access points are free or available. First are you trying to connect to an open access point you found on the street? If so, they might not have the DHCP servers or DNS servers to provide the information required.

If you are using a paid one, you will only be able to browse a site after you go through their login pages.

At home are you using a wired connection or wireless?








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  Reply # 50801 2-Nov-2006 13:39
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Yes, at home im using a wireless router and that is why i think it's strange

the other connection that didn't work was on campus which always works....



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  Reply # 50862 3-Nov-2006 03:38
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hey!
I'm on campus....on my laptop and the wireless adapter is working again.

ebay.com still won't ping but u explained that.

how confident can i be that it will work fine from here on out???

i restarted it the other day a bunch of times after I had ran a full system scan and it didn't work. I let it sit overnightand now it works and is faster than ever!

yesterday my CPU usage was staggering from 14% to 80% and now everyhting is fine.

WEIRD!

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  Reply # 50981 3-Nov-2006 23:54
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freitasm: Welcome to Geekzone... Some administrators simply decide to not reply to pings. eBay seems to be one of them. Nothing wrong with that.


It depends, not responding to all ICMP as some people do is stupid, ICMP was designed for a reason. If you block all ICMP the problem which will effect most people is the ability to change their MTU if this is needed.

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