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Topic # 13249 30-Apr-2007 17:17
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Just got my lappy back, new motherboard, new OS install, all good....

But I cant seem to connect my Wifi anymore???

I had a problem previously, where my lappy was no longer picking up my wireless connection  automatically, as it did when new...so I asked the techies to fix that when in for repairs recently, and they did, and say it connects to thier wireless network, so all good...

The Wifi is now picked up automatically, which is good, but I cant get a proper connection, just 'limited or no connectivity'

I have a d-link g604t and toshiba satellite m40
have dhcp enabled on router and 'obtain an ip/dns address automatically' selected on lappy
have channel 11 selected on both router and lappy
have windows firewall and avg antivirus

signal strength = excellent
speed = 54mb


if i go to 'repair' the connection, it will come back with the following error:

'Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:
'renewing your ip address'

in the network connection details box, it reads:

physical address: xxxxxxxxxxx
ip address: xxx.254.xxx.185
subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
default gateway:
dns server:
wins server:


Now thats not right....this lappy should have a local ip address, eg 10.1.1.4, and the default gateway should be 10.1.1.1
But should not having the dhcp server on do that automatically?
I never had this problem before

Please someone help!




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  Reply # 68954 30-Apr-2007 18:37
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Does it work fine on a wired connection?

Do other devices conect to it fine?

Does it work with no security?

And is it trying to connect to YOUR router?



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  Reply # 68958 30-Apr-2007 19:22
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rscole86: Does it work fine on a wired connection?
Yes, works fine on wired connection, it automatically obtained the ip address: 10.1.1.3

rscole86: Do other devices conect to it fine?
Connect to the router?, yes, my old compaq desktop is connected via wired connection, ip: 10.1.1.5
and also my nas connected via wired connection ip: 10.1.1.4

rscole86: Does it work with no security?
no, have disabled avg and the firewall to test that, no difference

rscole86: And is it trying to connect to YOUR router?
not sure what you mean there, but it should be, but looking at the ip address obtained via wifi, it looks like it is not.
the ip address should be 10.1.1.1 (default gateway) address for the router




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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Reply # 68966 30-Apr-2007 20:00
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Have you changed the SSID on your router to something unique, and is it broadcasting the address? If so, is this the address the laptop is trying to connect to? Perhaps a neighbour's router? You can try changing the channel in use by your router. There's no need to change anything on the laptop if you do this.







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  Reply # 68972 30-Apr-2007 20:40
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The SSID I changed long ago, I named it WiFi
When my lappy search's for wireless networks in range, it finds it fine...
It then asks for the WEP which I provide and connect fine....

As far as I can tell...the problem is not finding or connecting to the router, the problem is the dhcp not automatically assigning it an IP address......(only in wifi, assigns an IP fine via ethernet) .....it comes up with an IP address, but not a local one, and thier is no default gateway IP address etc....




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  Reply # 68978 30-Apr-2007 21:02
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So I now have tried this....

Instead of relying on dhcp, I setup a static ip on the router: 10.1.1.9
Then I gave the lappy the tcp/ip address details:

ip: 10.1.1.9
default gateway: 10.1.1.1
subnet: 255.0.0.0
dns pref: 202.74.207.10
dns sec: 202.74.207.100

Now the wifi connection has connected!!!
But
I can still not get any webpages, nor can I get to the router config page (10.1.1.1)

Hmmmmm........




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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  Reply # 69033 1-May-2007 11:54
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New OS seems like the prime suspect.

There is a hellp page Limited_Connectivity_Troubleshooting (http://www.pchell.com/support/limitedconnectivity.shtml)
that covers some of the problems, including a patch reference.

The Limited Connectivity message is definitely a ROUTING issue, rather than a WiFi challenge and could be the WLAN Access Point is not playing well with the Broadband router.

I have experienced intermittent symptoms as well with LinkSys Wireless-G, an ActionTek Broadband router, and a SonyVaio VGN-FJ170 Laptop. Rather than my ISP DNS services, which occasionaly come under attack, I now use OpenDNS.com servers.

RESTART WindowsXP is usually required, but sometimes REPAIR wireless connection works. There is also a Win2K machine on my LAN which I think is prone to flooding the router from time to time and Restarting of the Win2K box clears the traffic. And a complete System RESET from Router, AP, and all computers is the last resort.

This is a frustrating situation to be sure and while I there are enough players in the frame to create doubt Windows Networking is ultimately the problem...



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  Reply # 69052 1-May-2007 13:07
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Its not the new OS, as it aint new at all, just a fresh install...

The OS is the provided toshiba restore/system disk....and I have installed it many times over without problems...

The repair connection does not resolve the issue, I have tried that....

I am starting to think its something hardware......

I have just had the motherboard replaced....and the keyboard input is all messed up as well....and I have just done another format and reinstall to try to fix that to find that problem exists right from the start and even during install....

I will be contacting the repair shop...again.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

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