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Topic # 32054 9-Apr-2009 18:44
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hey lads, trying to connect an HP laptop to the internet via wireless

laptop finds wireless broadcast from the thomson router, connects fine (have tried no security, wep, wap) - then i try to load a webpage in IE and get a generic connection failed error - also says "detecting proxy settings" for a second or two down the bottom

pinging and "ping request could not find host please check the name and try again."

was hoping i could just pick up the network, connect and that would be that, but er... not so lucky?

two PCs on wired are XP pro SP3, the laptop is XP home sp2

sorry for the brevity but have to go to dinner, thanks for the help @ anyone

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  Reply # 206270 9-Apr-2009 23:18
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Firstly do you have an IP address?
run command prompt and enter ipconfig /all
See if you have something.
Try pinging the IP address on the Gateway line from the ipconfig and see if you get a reply (providing you have IP address)
Let us know the outcome of above and will go from there.

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  Reply # 206281 10-Apr-2009 01:02
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thanks for the reply

cmd ipconfig /all of one of the wired PCs returns this

a ping from the HP laptop always returns 'request timed out'

im guessing i don't have an IP address, and those are just assigned by default...?


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  Reply # 206287 10-Apr-2009 04:32
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thanks dynamic, fixed it...

changed router to automatically assign IPs.. or that other thing, and changed the laptop's TCP/IP settings to acquire aforementioned automatically... or something. good learning experience.

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  Reply # 206303 10-Apr-2009 09:14
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Good stuff

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