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Topic # 51803 1-Dec-2009 12:11
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Ok so here it goes. I recently changed my internet connection to wireless. So now i have a desktop (xP) that the wireless router (thomson) is connected to and internet works fine through the ethernet connection. My laptop which is what i am trying to connect to the wireless network is having problems.

I orinally couldn't connect to the wireless router because it had problems renewing the IP Address when i clicked the repair button. I have managed to somehow sort that out (through Assigning a Static IP) but now it says i have a strong connection yet i can not view any pages on the internet.

I have looked all over the internet trying different things from turning on and off the router, turning off the computers. turning off firewalls etc. releasing and renewing IP's.
I have also tried writing crap into DOS eg. netsh reset logs etc (which i don't fully understand)

So now basically i have tried everything i can find on the net with no luck. In fact, now i can't get my standard wired internet to work as it wont pick up any websites either. So basically i will post all the info that comes up in DOS when i type ipconfig /all. I am not a geek so to speak so i have limited ability when it comes to understanding how computers work so bare with me :)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.



Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC700919577265
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-62-83-3D

Ethernet adapter {8BB51BE1-F70F-41DF-B07B-D0D1AF7B1B7B}:

        Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP VPN Adapter - Packet Scheduler M
iniport
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-8B-B5-1B-E1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
 Connection
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-90-B0-3D
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.125.4

HELP!


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  Reply # 278232 1-Dec-2009 12:26
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DNS server - do you recognise that address ?
If not then Id suspect thats your main problem, its looking for a DNS that dosent exist on your network :)
Change your settings in your Wifi TCP/Ip to something like this..... (asuming your router/gateway is 192.168.1.254)

IP : 192.168.1.66
Subnet : 255.255.255.0
Gateway : 192.168.1.254
DNS : 192.168.1.254




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  Reply # 278233 1-Dec-2009 12:28
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Same settings should work for cabled connection as well (obviously use a different IP from the wifi tho :) )





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  Reply # 278263 1-Dec-2009 13:27
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Ops i must have messed up the DNS. I have changed it to what you suggested (as i originally had it).
Still no luck. Wireless showing as connected but no internet!

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Any other suggestions?

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  Reply # 278268 1-Dec-2009 13:34
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Don't set it to use your router for DNS, use your ISP's DNS server settings instead

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  Reply # 278274 1-Dec-2009 13:40
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1)Can you ping your router from the wireless ?
2)If yes, can you ping 60.234.1.1 ?
3)If yes, can you ping yahoo.com ?

If 1 and 2 work but 3 dosent, then DNS is stuffing up somewhere - check the router to see if its obtaining DNS from the ISP itself or you have to specify them.

If 1,2,3 work, then Id guess brwoser at fault - try alternative browser and check that you dont have any proxies enabled in the settings.




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  Reply # 278275 1-Dec-2009 13:40
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AS above use the ISP DNS, as it seems your router is not supplying that. Also perhaps your router is misconfigured and don't have enough dynamic space to hand out addresses, hence your need to manually set a static IP.

Check the configuration on your router DHCP tables, and you should be ok to use dynamic IP (and do't worry about DNS configuration on your PC) if the DHCP is working.




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  Reply # 278278 1-Dec-2009 13:41
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bcourtney: Don't set it to use your router for DNS, use your ISP's DNS server settings instead


Nothing wrong with using router to supply your DNS long as its getitng the right DNS itself :)
It probably is just the router not supplying correct DNS.




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  Reply # 278279 1-Dec-2009 13:42
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In a command window (dos window) what result do you get from ping, tracert and nslookup (do them one at a time).. eg:

ping www.google.co.nz

tracert www.google.co.nz

nslookup www.google.co.nz



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  Reply # 278280 1-Dec-2009 13:43
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Sorry im not understanding Bcourtney. can you run me through what to doto use the ISP DNS server settings? And where would i find it?

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  Reply # 278282 1-Dec-2009 13:46
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xpd:
bcourtney: Don't set it to use your router for DNS, use your ISP's DNS server settings instead


Nothing wrong with using router to supply your DNS long as its getitng the right DNS itself :)
It probably is just the router not supplying correct DNS.


??

There IS something wrong with the router supplying DNS hence the suggestion to use the ISP settings directly...



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  Reply # 278284 1-Dec-2009 13:47
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bcourtney:
xpd:
bcourtney: Don't set it to use your router for DNS, use your ISP's DNS server settings instead


Nothing wrong with using router to supply your DNS long as its getitng the right DNS itself :)
It probably is just the router not supplying correct DNS.


??

There IS something wrong with the router supplying DNS hence the suggestion to use the ISP settings directly...


How do i do this?

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  Reply # 278286 1-Dec-2009 13:49
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Rowdy10: Sorry im not understanding Bcourtney. can you run me through what to doto use the ISP DNS server settings? And where would i find it?


You're using a Thomson router so is Xtra your ISP? If so, enter the DNS servers as follows:

DNS1: 202.27.158.40
DNS2: 202.27.156.72



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  Reply # 278291 1-Dec-2009 13:53
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bcourtney:
Rowdy10: Sorry im not understanding Bcourtney. can you run me through what to doto use the ISP DNS server settings? And where would i find it?


You're using a Thomson router so is Xtra your ISP? If so, enter the DNS servers as follows:

DNS1: 202.27.158.40
DNS2: 202.27.156.72


ok entered that into the wireless network connection properties. No luck although my packets have gone dramatically up to 629sent and 500 recieved. They were only single digits moments ago.

Still can not get into the net though! What now? I will try what others have suggested and post on here

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  Reply # 278293 1-Dec-2009 13:55
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You still haven't told us who your ISP is??!



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  Reply # 278297 1-Dec-2009 13:59
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Ragnor: In a command window (dos window) what result do you get from ping, tracert and nslookup (do them one at a time).. eg:

ping www.google.co.nz

tracert www.google.co.nz

nslookup www.google.co.nz


Heres what happened.

Ping google.co.nz = ping request could not find host. please check name and try again!

tracert www.google.co.nz = unable to resolve target system name www.google.co.nz

nslookup www.google.co.nz = DNS request timed out. Time out was 2seconds ***can't find server name address 202.27.156.72

Server:unknown
Address: 202.27.158.40



Hope this helps!


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