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Wannabe Geek

# 11951 20-Feb-2007 21:21
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   Hi, Moved into a new place and hooked up the internet and I was hoping on using the wireless because there are no phone jacks in my room. however the wireless alwys comes up with the message "limited or no connectivity". I had to get a Wireless card to put in my desktop and my pretty sure i installed it correctly because I am recieving a signal its just no good. and I know that the modem works because when i plug directly into it the internet works. I probably have to set up the wireless somehow but i have no idea what to do. I followed all the directions that came with the modem and the wireless card. and now I am officialy stumped.

This may not be in the right forum but I'm hoping someone will be able to get me some sort of help.

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  # 61372 20-Feb-2007 21:39
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It sounds as if either your wireless network interface on your computer isn't set up to acquire an IP address automatically (through DHCP) or the DHCP server isn't running on your wireless router. Check for both first.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 61373 20-Feb-2007 21:57
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It is set up to recieve the IP automaticaly. How do I  check if the router is recieving the the DHCP is running on my wireless router router?


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  # 61374 20-Feb-2007 22:00
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bobathon: How do I check if the router is recieving the the DHCP is running on my wireless router router?

Fastest way is to Read the Fine Manual for your particular make of router. Wink

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  # 61604 22-Feb-2007 15:52
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Well.. perhaps check SSID setting in your wireless configuration too.

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  # 61612 22-Feb-2007 16:11
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If you have enabled DHCP, you possibly have some inane little issue on your network.

Find out what your modems IP address is, then set a manually configured ip address on your PC..

if you modem is then your PC could be with a netmask of and a gateway of

Try restarting your modem.

make sure your modem is connected to the internet (login to the modem and check the connection)

Can you ping the modem from your PC (start > run > type "cmd" > type "ping" or whatever the modem address is)

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  # 61619 22-Feb-2007 16:56
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yea i only think it does that when your router isn't configured eg. for blekin it would be

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